Nora Fredstie

Associate, London


“Nora Fredstie enjoys a fantastic reputation in the market due to her “first-class cross-examination skills, efficiency, and unique strategic thinking””
Who's Who Legal, 2023

“Nora Fredstie stands out as “a thorough professional with excellent oral advocacy skills”. Respondents say she is “extremely good at cross-examining witnesses”.”
Who's Who Legal, 2022


Nora Fredstie is a senior associate in White & Case's Dispute Resolution group based in London, whose practice focuses on international arbitration.

She is experienced in investment, construction, oil & gas, renewable energy, automotive, and pharmaceutical arbitrations arising under the rules of most leading arbitral institutions (including ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SCC, SIAC, and CRCICA), seated around the world, as well as the enforcement, annulment, and set-aside procedures related to such arbitrations. Nora's practice also includes advising states on matters of public international law.

Further to her counsel work, Nora has acted as administrative secretary to arbitral tribunals, both in commercial and in investment arbitrations. She has participated in various industry projects,  is a regular speaker and lecturer on arbitration topics, and has taught international dispute settlement at several universities in Europe. Nora is also a member of the IBA Arb40 Steering Committee, the Chair of Young Arbitration Practitioners Norway, and is listed as a future leader in International Arbitration by Who's Who Legal since 2020. Nora has an active pro bono practice in which she advises individuals and opposition groups in conflict areas on issues of public international law, with a focus on international criminal law and post-conflict matters. She further advocates for marginalised groups in the UK and US.

Bars and Courts
New York
Solicitor (England and Wales)
LLM in International Dispute Settlement (the "MIDS")
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Université de Genève

Australian National University


Representing a contractor consortium in a US$1.5 billion SIAC arbitration relating to the construction of an oil and petrochemical refinery in South East Asia.

Advised a South Asian state on matters of public international law.

Advised an American company on ESG matters.

Advised an American company concerning a licence agreement.

Represented a National Oil Company in two LCIA arbitrations seated in London and governed by Brazilian Law.*

Represented a pharmaceutical group in an ICC arbitration seated in New York and governed by New York law.*

Represented a pharmaceutical company in an ICC M&A arbitration.*

Advised a pharmaceutical company concerning compliance.*

Represented several renewable energy companies in multiple SCC arbitrations against the Kingdom of Spain and also in subsequent enforcement and set-aside proceedings.*

Represented a Latin American state in an UNCITRAL investment arbitration.*

Represented members of a consortium in an ICC construction arbitration seated in New York and governed by New York law.*

Represented construction and engineering companies in a multi-party ICC arbitration seated in Paris and governed by Greek law.*

Represented a Latin American conglomerate in an ICC arbitration seated in Paris and governed by Colombian law.*

*experience gained prior to joining White & Case

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, "The Lifecycle of an International Arbitration", YPAI, Dublin, 16 November 2023;

Panelist, "Scandinavian Arbitration", ASA Below40, Zurich, 27 October 2023;

Speaker, "Battle of the Landmark Decisions", 3rd MAA Annual Conference, Geneva, 22 September 2023;

Speaker, Opening Remarks, YAPN Sommerseminar om NOMA, Oslo, 22 June 2023; 

Speaker, Opening and Closing Remarks, Nordic Arbitration Day, Oslo, 27 January 2023;

Speaker, "Breakfast and Q&A in London with Claudia Salomon", ICC YAAF, London, 25 January 2023;

Speaker, "Workshop on the IBA Arb40's Toolkit for Arbitral Award Writing", IBA, London, 25 November 2022; 

Workshop moderator, DIS40Nord / YAC / YAPN Seminar and Workshop, Oslo, 28-29 October 2022;

Moderator, "The War in Ukraine: Disputes Arising from and Affected by it", YAPN, Oslo, 9 June 2022;

Panelist, "Fill in the Blanks: Woulda Shoulda Coulda", Copenhagen, Nordic Arbitration Day, 8 October 2021.

Panelist, "Arbitration in the Current Paradigm: Experiences and lessons for the future", Young Practitioners Arbitration Ireland Virtual Seminar 2020, 3 December 2020.

Panelist, "Taking Stock of Hong Kong as an Arbitral Seat", Hong Kong Arbitration Week, 19 October 2020.

Panelist, "Emergency Arbitration: Perspectives form Asia and Europe", YSIAC Conference, Paris, 28 October 2019.

Panelist, "Brexit & International Arbitration: the Rise of Regional Hubs in Europe as Alternatives to London?", CIArb European Branch Annual Conference, Prague, 26 April 2019.

Panelist, "Soapbox Debate", Nordic Arbitration Day, Stockholm, 18 January 2019.

Panelist, "Parties Representation in Investment Arbitration", ICC YAF Conference, Milan, 26 January 2018.

Panelist, "Diversity in International Arbitration", CIAarb Young Members Group Full-Day Conference, Paris, 6 December 2017.

Panelist, "Meritocracy in International Arbitration", YAS Arbitration Day, Stockholm, Sweden, 9 November 2017.

Awards and Recognition

"Future Leader: Arbitration" Who's Who Legal, 2022-2023

"Future Leader: Arbitration" Who's Who Legal, 2020-2021