Nick Peacock primarily advises banks, corporate clients and financial institutions. A solicitor advocate, he specialises in international arbitration and has extensive experience in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Nick has also acted on regulatory disputes, high-value complaints and internal investigations. Chambers Asia-Pacific 2011 states that he ‘has helped to put the arbitration team on the map’.
Nick has appeared before arbitral tribunals in Europe and Asia, as well as in the London High Court. He also sits as an arbitrator. He was previously based in Singapore, where he headed the firm’s Singapore international arbitration practice. Nick is a member of the firm’s India executive and leads the India international arbitration practice from London. He has also spent time on a secondment to a major global investment bank.
In addition to his arbitration practice, Nick also advises and acts for clients on competition litigation matters, including 'follow-on' damages claims arising from investigations by national and European competition authorities.
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India Amends Arbitration Law Relating To Enforcement Of Awards Tainted By Fraud And Arbitrator Qualifications
The Government of India recently passed the Arbitration & Conciliation Ordinance to amend the Indian Arbitration & Conciliation Act. It introduces provisions to stay the enforcement of arbitral awards affected by fraud and deletes certain sections related to qualification and accreditation of arbitrators.
English High Court Determines Issue of Law in Arbitral Proceedings at Request of Parties
In the recent decision in The Eternal Bliss, the English High Court determined a point of law regarding liquidated damages in the context of a standard form shipping contract, through a rare invocation of Section 45 of the English Arbitration Act, 1996.
The Spectre of Class Action Arbitration in Consumer Product Disputes
Class arbitrations have primarily been viewed as an instrument of the US legal system. However, given the international capability and procedural flexibility of arbitration, the scope that they offer for collective redress by consumers is attracting increasing interest.
ISDA releases Arbitration Guide
On 9 September 2013, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) published its long-awaited Arbitration Guide. The Guide comprises an explanatory memorandum which provides an overview of arbitration, together with model arbitration clauses (and guidance notes) for use with the ISDA 2002 Master Agreement and ISDA 1992 Master Agreement (Multicurrency – Cross Border).