Dr. Patricia Nacimiento is a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer based in Frankfurt. Her focus is on disputes in the areas of energy, construction, post M&A as well as general commercial disputes. She specialises in international arbitration and investment arbitration. In investment arbitration she represents both states and investors.
As a party representative, she has conducted over 90 arbitration proceedings under the rules of numerous arbitration institutions – such as ICC, ICSID, CIETAC, DIS, LCIA, ICDR, Swiss Chamber of Commerce, Indian Council of Arbitration, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the Danish Institution of Arbitration as well as ad hoc proceedings. In 2007, the German government appointed her as one of four arbitrators to the panel of arbitrators at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). She is also regularly appointed as an arbitrator and has led numerous international ICC, DIS and ad hoc arbitration proceedings as a chairperson, sole arbitrator or party appointed arbitrator.
For several years Patricia has been listed as a leading disputes expert in renowned legal rankings. She regularly publishes essays and she is the co-editor of leading arbitration manuals.
Patricia lectures on arbitration at the universities of Heidelberg, Frankfurt and Saarbrücken. A native German speaker, Patricia is also fluent in English, Spanish, Italian and French.