King & Spalding recruits international arbitration partner Nils Eliasson in Singapore

Eliasson is experienced in the energy, infrastructure, and telecommunications sectors

King & Spalding recruits international arbitration partner Nils Eliasson in Singapore
Nils Eliasson, partner at King & Spalding

King & Spalding has hired Asia-based international arbitration lawyer Nils Eliasson as a partner in the firm’s trial and global disputes practice group. He will be based in the Singapore office.

Eliasson acts as counsel and arbitrator in commercial, construction, and investment treaty disputes in Asia, with particular experience in the energy, infrastructure, and telecommunications sectors.

“Nils is a market-leading international arbitration specialist with an excellent reputation throughout the Asia market,” said Ed Kehoe, co-head of the firm’s international arbitration group. “His focus on energy and infrastructure disputes fits well in our top-ranked Asia disputes platform, and his experience in Northeast Asia and China provides further depth to our team.”

Eliasson has acted in cases before worldwide arbitration centres including the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, and the London Court of International Arbitration.

“K&S is not only one of the best global arbitration practices, its depth and relationships in the energy sector and beyond make the firm a compelling next step for me,” said Eliasson. “I am excited to work with my new partners to build out the firm’s disputes practice in Asia.”

Eliasson was most recently a partner at Shearman & Sterling in Hong Kong, where he led the firm’s Asia International Arbitration practice. He also serves as a Vice-Chair of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.

“Nils’ arrival further boosts our existing international arbitration practice in Asia, as well as our Singapore office,” added Kelly Malone, office managing partner in Singapore. “Nils represents the latest addition to our team in Asia as we continue to expand, joining recent hires Parveet Singh Gandoak, Anthony Patten and Lachlan Clancy.”

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