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Álvaro Nistal Joins Arnold & Porter’s International Arbitration Practice in London

June 28, 2021
LONDON, June 28, 2021 — Arnold & Porter announced today that Álvaro Nistal has joined the firm’s International Arbitration practice group as Counsel, resident in London.  

Paolo Di Rosa, head of Arnold & Porter’s global International Arbitration practice group, stated: “Álvaro is a talented lawyer with broad experience in investment arbitration and public international law. His arrival will enhance our platform by expanding the firm’s London roster, and by adding further depth to our bench of international arbitration and public international law practitioners.”

Mr. Nistal’s practice focuses on the representation of sovereign clients, international organizations and private sector entities in investment arbitrations (including ICSID, SCC, and UNCITRAL Rules proceedings), as well as other public international law proceedings (including State-to-State disputes, and proceedings before the International Court of Justice and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights).  He also has experience in international trade matters. In terms of geographic expertise, Mr. Nistal has particular experience with matters relating to Latin America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.

Fluent in Spanish and French (in addition to English), Mr. Nistal is qualified to practice law in Spain and in England and Wales.  He earned his LLM (Advanced) from Leiden University in The Netherlands and received both his LLB and BA from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Spain.

About Arnold & Porter’s London Office

Arnold & Porter’s London office is a trusted adviser to a wide range of clients, from sovereign States, financial institutions, multinational and domestic organisations to early-stage companies and individuals. The firm’s London office is globally renowned for its regulatory, dispute resolution, and transactional experience. 

About Arnold & Porter’s International Arbitration practice

The firm’s International Arbitration practice is one of the world’s leading practices, as recognized by publications such as Chambers, Legal 500, and Global Arbitration Review. The firm is especially well-known for its track record of success (including a world-best streak of 41 consecutive positive rulings on behalf of sovereign States in investor-state arbitrations). The team also has a strong track record on behalf of investors, for whom they have secured some of the largest damages awards in ICSID history. In the commercial arbitration space, the team is known for handling sensitive, complex and high-stakes disputes under all major arbitral rules, and is widely acclaimed for its oral argument and cross-examination skills in the hearing room. 

About Arnold & Porter 

With nearly 1,000 lawyers practicing in 13 offices around the globe, Arnold & Porter serves clients across 40 distinct practice areas. The firm offers 100 years of renowned regulatory expertise, sophisticated dispute resolution and transactional practices, and leading multidisciplinary offerings in the life sciences and financial services industries.