Nicole Dolenz

Nicole Dolenz


Nicole Dolenz is a dual-trained, multilingual, international commercial, and investment arbitration authority representing multinational clients around the world. Nicole has outstanding knowledge in foreign investment disputes involving states and the energy, infrastructure, and construction sectors.


Nicole has more than 20 years’ experience representing clients in international arbitration, having practiced in one of the biggest law firms in the world in New York for six years, an Austrian firm in Vienna for five years, and a major U.S. firm in Paris for seven years, before joining Orrick. Dual trained in both civil and common law jurisdictions, Nicole has conducted arbitrations under all the main international arbitration rules including the ICC, AAA, SCC, UNCITRAL, ICDR, and ICSID as well as local European arbitration institutions such as the Vienna Chamber (VIAC), CEPANI, Swiss Chamber and DIS. Her cases have spanned a variety of industries including oil and gas, nuclear energy, aviation, construction, food and beverages, transportation, and insurance. Most recently Nicole has worked on multi-billion dollar gas price review arbitrations for a major European producer and several construction arbitrations, including a US$8 billion ICC arbitration for the world’s largest shipbuilder. She is frequently nominated to act as arbitrator and speaks and publishes regularly on questions of international commercial and investment arbitration, notably, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Investor-State Arbitration 2019 – Country Questions and Answers: France. Nicole is a former member of the Executive Board and Global Boards of ICDR Y&I and practices in English, German French and has a working knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese.

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The Launch of the 2021 ICC Rules of Arbitration (12/23/20)
On 1 January 2021, nine years after the last major overhaul of the ICC Rules of Arbitration and less than four years after a very limited revision of these Rules in 2017, a new version of the ICC Rules of Arbitration will come into force.