Bird & Bird strengthens London Dispute Resolution team with the appointment of Nick Peacock as partner

By April 19, 2021 No Comments

International law firm Bird & Bird today strengthens its Dispute Resolution practice in London with the appointment of international arbitration specialist Nick Peacock as partner and head of its London arbitration group.

Nick is a highly-regarded international dispute resolution specialist with extensive experience spanning the Tech & Comms, Financial Services and Energy & Utilities sectors. Nick brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from 20+ years acting as counsel and advocate on arbitrations in Europe, Africa and across Asia.  He is recognised as a leading practitioner in international arbitration by Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and Chambers Global and joins the firm from Herbert Smith Freehills where he has been a partner since 2007, serving as the former Head of its Singapore International Arbitration practice, Head of its India Disputes practice, and Co-Chair of its Nordic Group.

Nick’s appointment is part of Bird & Bird’s strategic expansion programme to establish the firm as a market leader in Dispute Resolution and Arbitration both in London and internationally.

Nick Perry, Managing Partner and Head of our London office says: “Nick’s arrival is an exciting addition to the firm, and his international portfolio will strengthen our dispute resolution offering across the global arbitration market. We’re delighted to have him on board.”

Sophie Eyre, Co-Head of our International Dispute Resolution Group comments: “We’re thrilled to have Nick join our group and bring his specialist arbitration expertise across so many of our key sector areas. His keen focus on cross-border collaborative relationships and his in-depth understanding of the arbitration market will an asset to our team.”

Nick himself adds: “I’m excited to join the team at Bird & Bird. The firm has a well-deserved reputation for high-calibre and innovative client service across a range of markets and industry sectors, and in particular in the fields of emerging technology and digital transformation. I look forward to working with my new colleagues across its 29 offices to develop further its international arbitration and advocacy offering in London and globally.”