International arbitration specialist Nick Peacock joins Bird & Bird as Partner and Head Dispute Resolution in London to strengthen its global dispute offerings
International arbitration specialist Nick Peacock has joined the London-based global law firm Bird & Bird as a partner and head of its London arbitration group.
Nick brings along with him over two decades of varied international experience having worked as counsel and advocate on arbitrations in Europe, Africa and across Asia.
He was previously associated with Herbert Smith Freehills where he served as a partner since 2007. He had served the firm in the past as Head of its Singapore International Arbitration practice, Head of its India Disputes practice, and Co-Chair of its Nordic Group.
Nick is regarded as a highly-regarded international dispute resolution specialist. His fields of specialisation spans across the Tech & Comms, Financial Services, and Energy & Utilities sectors.
"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," Nick Perry, Managing Partner and Head of Bird & Bird's London office said.
Nick is recognised as a leading practitioner in international arbitration by Legal 500, Who's Who Legal and Chambers Global. His appointment is part of Bird & Bird's strategic expansion programme to establish itself as a market leader in Dispute Resolution and Arbitration both in London and internationally.
"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," Sophie Eyre, Co-Head of Bird & Birds International Dispute Resolution Group said.
Nick expressed his excitement over starting his new innings with Bird & Bird saying the firm's reputation for high-calibre and innovative client service across a range of markets and industry sectors, particularly in the fields of emerging technology and digital transformation will offer him greater opportunity to further develop further its international arbitration and advocacy offering in London and globally through its 29 offices.