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Damien Nyer is an associate in White & Case's New York office where his practice focuses on international arbitration. Mr. Nyer has experience representing governments, international organizations and private parties in both institutional and ad hoc arbitral proceedings. He has advised clients in the energy, mining, construction, pharmaceutical, hospitality and gaming, insurance and shipping industries.
Mr. Nyer also has experience acting as arbitrator. He is the current Co-Chair of Young ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration) and was the Secretary of the International Bar Association's Taskforce on International Arbitration Clauses.
Prior to joining White & Case in New York, Mr. Nyer trained in the international arbitration group of the Firm's Paris office. Mr. Nyer holds both common-law and civil-law degrees.
Representing the State of New York in an AAA arbitration commenced by a Native American tribe under a state-tribe gaming compact.
Representing the Republic of Hungary in an ICSID arbitration regarding the alleged expropriation of a casino and hotel resort.
Representing the Government of Georgia in an ICSID arbitration commenced by a Turkish construction company under the Turkey-Georgia Bilateral Investment Treaty.
Representing Swiss investor SGS in an ICSID arbitration against the Government of Paraguay under the Switzerland-Paraguay Bilateral Investment Treaty.
Representing an ex-Soviet republic in a US$400-million ad hoc arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules commenced by a foreign investor under that country's foreign investment law and involving expropriation claims.
Drafting Arbitration Clauses before and after a Dispute, Soft Law in International Arbitration (Newman & Radine, Eds.), 2014, (co-author with P. Friedland)
New York's Federal Court of Appeals Addresses Jurisdictional Requirements for Recognition and Enforcement of New York Convention Awards, Arbitration News, 2010, (co-author with A. Santens)
Coming in from the Cold – 20 years of UNCITRAL Model Law in Canada, International Commercial Arbitration: A Comparative Survey (N. Eksi, Ed.), pp. 21–38, 2007, (co-author with F. Bachand)
Withholding Performance for Breach in International Transactions: An Exercise in Equations, Proportions or Coercion?, Pace Int'l Law Review, pp. 29–81, 2006