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Nancy M. Thevenin

Nancy M. Thevenin

Thevenin Arbitration & ADR, LLC
Founder and Principal
New York, NY, USA

Nancy M. Thevenin is an independent international arbitrator and mediator based in New York City. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an adjunct professor of the International Commercial Arbitration course at St. John's University School of Law and of Arbitration Practicum course at Fordham Law School. Ms. Thevenin was formerly a special counsel in and global coordinator of Baker & McKenzie’s International Arbitration Practice Group. Before joining Baker & McKenzie, Ms. Thevenin was deputy director of arbitration and ADR for North America for the ICC International Court of Arbitration in New York.

Ms. Thevenin also advises on arbitrations, mediation strategy, dispute boards, expertise proceedings, ad hoc cases and use of pre-­-arbitral referee procedures. Her extensive experience includes arbitrations under various institutional rules, including the ICC, ICDR and ICSID and advising on early resolution of matters that would otherwise become formal disputes. Ms. Thevenin’s areas of experience include international commercial litigation and arbitration, creditor’s rights and business torts. She has handled disputes for multinational companies and governments in the construction and engineering, financial services, commercial real estate and aviation industries, often involving issues concerning mergers and acquisition, sales, distribution, licensing, technology transfer and leasing agreements.

Representative Clients, Cases or Matters

  • Representing Eastern European government in arbitrations concerning claims under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties.
  • Representation of multinational corporations, financial institutions and government entities involved in significant litigation and arbitrations in North America and Latin America.
  • Representation of financial institutions in recovering assets and funds domestically and internationally.
  • Representation of financial institutions in litigation involving negotiable instruments, bank deposits and collections and letters of credit.
  • Representation  of  international  fashion  houses  in  trademark  infringement  disputes involving extensive interaction with U.S. Customs Service and U.S. Attorney’s Office.
  • Representation of multinational and international companies in commercial disputes involving sales, secured transactions, business torts, agreements for the purchase of real property, construction contracts and commercial landlord/tenant disputes in federal and state court.
  • Representation of creditors in prejudgment proceedings, including obtaining writs of replevin, attachment and garnishment.

Bar Admittance

New York, 2012

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2001

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1998

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1998

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1998 Florida, 1997


Tulane Law School, Juris Doctor, May 1997
Certificates in European Legal Practice and in Commercial Arbitration

University of Paris at Panthéon-­-Assas, Paris, France, Fall 1996
Studies in the French legal system and European community law

Cornell University, Bachelor of Arts, May 1993
Double Major: History and Spanish Literature

Institute of European Studies, Madrid, Spain
Cornell Junior Year Abroad Program, Fall 1991-­-Summer 1992
Studies in International Relations, Spanish Law, and Spanish Literature


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