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Nicole Silver focuses her practice on international litigation and dispute resolution. She advises Sovereign States and private clients in international arbitration proceedings, including arbitrations before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Arbitration Rules, in a wide array of sectors, including energy, infrastructure, telecommunications, and the environment. Nicole also represents clients in complex civil litigation, including products liability litigation and white collar criminal defense. Her experience includes preparing motions for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.


  • International arbitration
  • International litigation
  • Section 1782 actions
  • Structuring investments
  • Arbitration clauses in cross-border agreements
  • Political and international trade risk
  • Environmental compliance and regulatory matters
  • Public relations campaigns



  • EDF Int’l and Electricidad Argentina S.A. v. Argentine Republic(ICSID): Counsel to Claimants; claim for US $1.2 billion under France-Argentina bilateral investment treaty.°
  • EDF International, SAUR International, and León Participaciones Argentinas, S.A. v. Argentine Republic(ICSID): Counsel to Claimants; claim for US $260 million under France-Argentina and Luxembourg-Argentina bilateral investment treaties.°
  • Eskosol S.p.A. v. The Italian Republic(ICSID): Counsel to Claimants; claim for US $300 million under the Energy Charter Treaty.°
  • Renée Rose Levy de Levi v. Republic of Peru(ICSID): Counsel to Claimant (annulment proceedings); claim for US $7 billion under the French-Peru bilateral investment treaty.°
  • Murphy Exploration and Prod. Co. Int’l v. The Republic of Ecuador(ICSID): Counsel to Ecuador; claim of US $200 million under the U.S.-Ecuador bilateral investment treaty.°
  • Repsol YPF Ecuador S.A. et al. v. The Republic of Ecuador and Petroecuador (ICSID): Counsel to Ecuador and the state-owned oil company; claim of US $400 million under the Spain-Ecuador bilateral investment treaty.°
  • Vannessa Ventures v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela(ICSID Additional Facility): Counsel to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; claim of US $1.2 billion under Canada-Venezuela bilateral investment treaty.°
  • Victor Pey Casado and Fundación Presidente Allende v. Republic of Chile(ICSID): Counsel to the Republic of Chile; claim for US $797 million under Spain-Chile bilateral investment treaty.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Silver prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Sotheby's 1997-2000

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Who’s Who Legal, “Arbitration – Future Leaders,” 2022
  • Listed, Latinvex, "Latin America’s Top 100 Female Lawyers," 2016-2021
  • Listed, Latin Lawyer, "Latin Lawyer 250 - Practice Recognition: Arbitration," 2020
  • Listed, The Legal 500 U.S., 2018
  • Listed, Global Arbitration Review, "GAR 100 Survey," 2018
  • Listed, The Legal 500 Latin America, 2016
  • Court of Arbitration of Art, Pool of Arbitrators, 2019
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar
    • Director of Programming, Investment and Finance Committee, 2017-2018


  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School
    • Associate Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment Law and Practice
  • A.B., Princeton University
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Spanish, Proficient
  • Italian, Proficient