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Aurore Nicaud has broad experience in the construction, real estate and infrastructure sectors, primarily in the United States and Latin America. Aurore’s practice focuses on the representation of owners and developers of large real estate and infrastructure projects, and real estate investment funds, in both transactional and dispute resolution capacities.

Aurore negotiates and drafts legal documents with fluency in English, Spanish, and French. She received her legal training in the United States and Europe. She was admitted to practice law in France (currently inactive) and is licensed to practice law in multiple U.S. jurisdictions, as well as in Colombia.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Representation of a U.S. –based developer in connection with a construction dispute nearing US$ 1 billion.
  • Representation of owners and developers on large residential, commercial and mixed-use real estate projects. Advise on contract negotiations with architects, engineers, general contractors and assist throughout claim resolution and litigation.
  • Representation of public REITs and private real estate investment firms on acquisitions, dispositions, and financing of real estate assets.
  • Representation of the owner on a US $8 billion infrastructure project, including leading the negotiation of purchase and sale agreements for more than US $1 billion worth of equipment, as well as the daily management of the main engineering procurement and construction agreement. For the same project, advised on the international arbitration against the main contractor of the refinery for over US $4 billion in claims, before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). °
  • Representation of the largest operators of mass-transit bus operations throughout Latin America in relation to a US $350 million ICSID (world bank) international arbitration for loss of foreign investment.°
  • Representation of a French oil & gas company before the ICC in a private investment related dispute.°
  • Representation of a Japanese drug manufacturer before the ICC over a patent dispute with a German distributor.°
  • Representation of a national from Spain before the ICSID in connection with a US$ 797 million illegal expropriation proceeding. °

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Nicaud prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

  • Delegation of the European Union to Colombia, Consultant with the Colombian Government, 2011. Prepared a regulatory reform to improve compliance of domestic legislation with international law.
  • Legal Director, Inversiones Alsacia/Express De Santiago Uno, Chile, 2017-2018
  • Senior Lead Attorney, Refinería De Cartagena-Reficar, Colombia, 2012-2017

Recognition & Leadership

  • Recipient, New York State Bar Association, "Empire State Counsel Award" for significant pro bono contributions, 2008

Credentials

Education
  • LL.M., Boston University School of Law
  • Université Paris II, Panthéon-Assas (formerly Sorbonne)
    • Masters in International Law
    • J.D. equivalent
Admissions
  • Florida
  • New York
  • Colombia
Languages
  • French, Native
  • Spanish, Fluent