ELIASSON, Nils is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s 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.
Trained in Sweden, Nils has been practicing in Hong Kong for nearly 10 years. He has written and spoken extensively on the topic of international arbitration in China and is widely recognized as one of the finest specialists for international arbitrations involving Chinese parties.
Nils is a member of the HKIAC Council, the decision-making and governing body of the HKIAC, and he chairs the HKIAC Proceedings Committee. He also is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and of the ICC Arbitration Committee, Hong Kong.
Nils is featured in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2018. The publication, which is based upon an independent survey of general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide, profiles the foremost practitioners in the arbitration community and notes that “ELIASSON, Nils comes ‘highly recommended’ thanks to his ‘practical approach and strong legal mindset’.” Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018, 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’.