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Nils Eliasson is a partner in the International Arbitration practice.

He acts as counsel or arbitrator in commercial and investment treaty disputes conducted under the auspices of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), CIETAC, Vienna International Arbitration Center (VIAC), German International Arbitration Institute (DIS) and the International Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), as well as in ad hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL arbitration rules.

Nils’ experience includes disputes related to joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, energy, oil and gas, infrastructure, construction, engineering, license disputes, telecommunications, and real estate. He has also handled investment treaty arbitrations under various bilateral investment treaties and the Energy Charter Treaty.

He serves as Vice-Chair of HKIAC. He also is a member of the Hong Kong Government Advisory Committee on Arbitration.

Nils has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for Arbitration and Mediation (International Firms) in Beijing by Best Lawyers in China 1st edition (2020). He is also featured as a Global Leader in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration. The publication notes that he is a “‘very smart’ arbitration specialist who is highly recommended for his impressive experience handling disputes under various arbitral rules from HKIAC to ICC and LCIA.” (2020). Previous editions note that “Nils Eliasson comes ‘highly recommended’ thanks to his ‘practical approach and strong legal mindset’.” Chambers Asia-Pacific, where he is ranked in Band 1, notes that “One client considers him ‘the most intelligent and logical lawyer I have ever met, calm and discreet, and more hard-working than younger lawyers,’ and describes his style as ‘sophisticated, to the point, willing to provide as objective a case assessment as possible to the client and, most importantly, very humble’.” (2018).