Nicholas is a partner in the Herbert Smith Freehills London office. He is head of Herbert Smith Freehills’ India international arbitration practice and also sits on the firm's India Executive. He was previously based in Singapore, where he headed the Herbert Smith Freehills Singapore international arbitration practice between 2009-2012.
Nicholas has enjoyed a 20 year career with Herbert Smith Freehills (formerly Herbert Smith) and has been a partner in the Dispute Resolution division of the firm since 2007. He has been heavily involved acting on India-related commercial disputes for the last 12 years.
Nicholas is an English law qualified solicitor advocate who has appeared before arbitral tribunals in Europe and Asia, as well as in the London High Court. Nicholas' work as counsel has involved advising on various industry sectors including energy, power, financial services, leisure, maritime services, telecoms, media, technology, manufacturing and consumer goods. Nicholas has also acted for and against State governments on commercial disputes.
Nicholas has sat as an arbitrator on India-related disputes in London and Singapore under various institutional rules and ad hoc.
Nicholas is a member of the Law Society of England & Wales, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL).