Nicholas is a highly experienced litigator with a focus on maritime disputes, in particular admiralty, charter party and marine insurance claims as well as on white collar criminal cases. He has vast experience in representing clients in international commercial and financial litigation and criminal and civil cases arising from alleged fraud, money laundering and regulatory investigations. Nicholas has a significant advisory practice concentrated on the sale and purchase, financing, ownership structures, registration and trading of commercial vessels and yachts. He also advises on labour law, acting in litigation relating to a broad range of issues arising in this field including employment contracts, collective and individual dismissals, remuneration, share options and benefits, and health and safety at work. Nicholas represents both debtors and creditors in the restructuring and reorganisation of debt and advises on the legislation governing insolvency and problem situations.
Nicholas has been in private practice since 1983 and has represented major stakeholders in the maritime industry including major ship owners and operators, most of the P&I Clubs, underwriters, classification societies and financial institutions, in contentious and non-contentious matters. He has been involved in landmark cases in the fields of both criminal and admiralty law, with a highly successful track record in both.