Nick Cherryman


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“Titan of law”

My story

Nick is a dispute resolution “heavyweight” leading some of the world’s most high-profile cases. These have included enforcing on behalf of the Antin companies a €101 million arbitration against Spain for infamously withdrawing solar subsidies critical for EU’s energy and security imperative (

He is sought after on high value cases by Ultra High Networth Individuals as well as by funds, funders, financial institutions and corporations in critical and fast-moving situations.  

Nick has appeared as advocate before the UK House of Lords, Court of Appeal, Commercial Court and international arbitrations in Singapore, NY, Hong Kong, Paris and London.

He specialises in the application of rapid, targeted and elegant legal force combined with an astute understanding of the client’s commercial aims.

These scenarios typically involve fraud and misconduct on a cross-border scale, international judgment enforcement, asset recovery, trusts and offshore and insolvency litigation.

He is praised as an “extraordinary specialist” with “performance unparalleled” — Legal 500 UK.


Barrister, England & Wales

British Virgin Islands


Cambridge University, Downing College, LLM

Warwick University, BA

Previous associations

Kobre & Kim 2019-2024 (Partner)

King & Spalding 2015-2019 (Partner)

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP 2010-2015 (Partner and Head of Disputes)

Bryan Cave 2004-2010 (Partner)

XXIV Old Buildings 1992-2004 (Barrister)



Acquiring Portuguese

Soft spot

Fulham Football Club, win or lose


“Nicholas Cherryman is an extraordinary specialist and a highly reliable person, whose commitment to excellence and sharp instincts of a court lawyer make his performance unparalleled.” — Legal 500 UK

“Nicholas Cherryman is regarded as a litigation heavyweight who is highly able and commercially aware. He provides good insight into not only the technical process but also the psychology and strategy management of the conflict to accelerate a positive outcome.” — Chambers UK