Nelson Dijoux Coquillas

Associate, Paris



Nelson Dijoux Coquillas is an associate in the International Arbitration Group in Paris. His practice includes international commercial, investment treaty and sports arbitration.

Nelson has also been involved in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition and the U.S. International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition.

Prior to joining White & Case, Nelson gained experience in legal compliance, business litigation and international arbitration at an international bank's legal department and at a major French law firm.

Nelson has been a decorated military reservist with the Gendarmerie Nationale since 2009. He is currently squad commander, acting in that capacity as an on-field military police officer and as an instructor to new recruits in Gendarmerie schools.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
New York State Bar
University of California, Berkeley
University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas
Master II, Business Law
University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas
Master I, Law
University of Paris-Dauphine
Joint Licence degree, Law and Economics & Management
University of Paris-Dauphine


Advising a company in the defense industry regarding an arbitration involving two governments, and requiring clearance to access classified information.*

Acting as Tribunal Secretary in a sports arbitration case arising out of a team selection dispute in a world championship and using emergency procedures.

Representing a consortium of construction companies in an ICC arbitration relating to one of the world’s largest infrastructure projects, located in Central America.

Representing plaintiffs in criminal proceedings relating to the fabrication of arbitral proceedings and forgery of an arbitral award.

Representing two non-signatory respondents in a fast-track SCAI arbitration relating to the payment of over 500 million EUR intermediation commissions.

Representing the owner in an ICC arbitration relating to the abandonment of works in a mining project in West Africa.

Representing a state agency in an OHADA arbitration over the scope of an exclusivity clause in a harbour concession agreement in Central Africa.

Representing a company in an ICC arbitration relating to a tax dispute arising from construction works.

Advising a company in the automobile industry in relation to a post-acquisition dispute. 

Representing a joint-venture of international contractors in ICC proceedings regarding an airport construction project in North-Africa.

* Experience prior to joining White & Case in 2016.


"Conflit de lois applicable à l'exception d'estoppel soulevée par le non-signataire de la clause compromissoire : apports et interrogations de l'affaire Setty en droit américain", Paris Journal of International Arbitration, 2020-3, pp. 509-528, October 2021 (co-authored with Elizabeth Oger-Gross).