Nicole Dolenz focuses her practice on international commercial as well as investment arbitration. Dually trained and qualified in civil and common law jurisdictions, she represents an international clientele with a particular emphasis on energy, infrastructure, and construction projects as well as foreign investments.

Prior to joining Orrick, Nicole practiced most recently seven years in the Paris office of a key international law firm, six years with another major law firm in New York, and five years in an Austrian law firm in Vienna.

Her experience extends to most major international arbitration rules, including ICC, SCC, AAA, ICDR, UNCITRAL, and ICSID, as well as local European arbitration institutions.

Nicole also acts as an arbitrator and is a frequent speaker on international commercial and investment arbitration topics.

Clients value her quick understanding of complex technical matters and ability to concisely convey them.

She is fluent in German, English, and French and has a working knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Nicole’s prior experience includes:

    Representing the world’s largest shipbuilding company in a USD 8.4 billion ICC arbitration under Qatari law concerning repairs to an offshore gas project and subsea pipelines.

    Representing a major European natural gas producer in several complex multi-billion dollar gas price review arbitrations against natural gas buyers under long-term gas supply agreements.

    Representing a major European oil company in a USD 1.5 billion ICC arbitration with an EPC contractor concerning delays and additional work in the turnkey construction of an oil and gas extraction and processing plant in North Africa.

    Representing a consortium of construction companies in CRCICA arbitration in Egypt, governed by Egyptian law, in relation to claims for variation and extension of time on a landmark project in Egypt.

    Representing a South American state oil company in UDD 200 million UNCITRAL arbitration under New York law arising from corrosion failure of subsea fasteners in flexible flowlines to FPSOs.

    Representing a leading supplier of hydropower equipment and services in ICC arbitration concerning corrosion related warranty claims.