Nigel is a partner based in the Washington, DC office of Freshfields, Brukhaus, Deringer. He is the global head of its international arbitration group and the co-head of its Latin America group. Mr. Blackaby is recognized as an “undisputed leader in his field.” He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in over 100 ad hoc and institutional arbitrations in the English and Spanish languages (including over 30 investment arbitrations). He has particular expertise in Latin America and energy and mining disputes. Mr. Blackaby received law degrees from the University of Exeter (UK) and from the Université d’Aix-Marseille III (France). He is admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales and as a Special Legal Consultant of the District of Columbia Bar.