Nicole Duclos focuses her practice on international commercial and investment arbitration, with emphasis in Latin America. Ms. Duclos has acted as counsel and advisor in international commercial arbitrations under the ICC, ICDR and AAA rules, as well as in investment treaty disputes under the ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. Her experience spans energy, construction, infrastructure, finance and mining, among other industries. Ms. Duclos has published on international arbitration and is a regular speaker on commercial and investment treaty arbitration.
Ms. Duclos is described by peers as a “first class lawyer” whose “handling of the cases is brilliant,” (2012 Legal 500 US) “one of the best prepared international arbitration lawyers one is likely to meet” (2013 Legal 500 US). In Latin America, Nicole “is ‘an established favourite’ with clients and local co-counsel alike; ‘she’s simply the best: meticulous, on top of everything, and with great knowledge of arbitration proceedings as well as the idiosyncrasies of Latin America.”’ (Legal 500 2013 Latin America) Chambers notes that Ms. Duclos is “a star of the future with the world at her feet.” (2012 Chambers International Arbitration: Latin America-wide).