Damien Nyer is a disputes partner based in New York and a member of White & Case’s international arbitration group. Multilingual and trained in both common law and civil law, he advises and represents clients in high-stake disputes around the world. With broad experience of disputes arising in the natural resources sector, he is the disputes partner sitting on the firm’s mining and metals industry group. Mr Nyer is a member of the New York State Bar.
Mr Nyer has acted as counsel and arbitrator in more than 50 commercial, construction and investment arbitrations under all major sets of rules (ICC, AAA/ICDR, LCIA, SIAC and ICSID), as well as in ad hoc proceedings (including UNCITRAL). Who’s Who Legal and GAR have identified him as a ‘Future Leader’ in the field, and he is also listed in Benchmark Litigation’s ‘under 40 Hot List’. He is a past co-chair of Young ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration) and was the secretary of the International Bar Association’s Taskforce on International Arbitration Agreements.
Mr Nyer has particular expertise advising in matters involving sovereign states, state-owned entities and international organisations, and has experience assisting clients in the renegotiation of long-term investment agreements.