Nicholas Peacock#3499

Nicholas Peacock

Nick is a Dispute Resolution Lawyer specialising in International Arbitration. He has enjoyed a 20+ year career with Herbert Smith Freehills (formerly Herbert Smith) and has been a partner in the Dispute Resolution division since 2007. Nick also sits as an arbitrator.
Contributed to


Cybersecurity in international arbitration
Cybersecurity in international arbitration
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers the issue of cybersecurity (cyber-security or cyber security) in international arbitration proceedings. The Practice Note provides an introduction to cybercrime (cyber-crime or cyber crime) (eg hacking) and cybersecurity in arbitral proceedings, considers the importance of cybersecurity in arbitral proceedings, the potential targets of cyberattacks (cyber-attacks or cyber attacks) in arbitration, the perpetrators of cyberattacks in arbitration (and cyber threats, cyber-threats) and the potential consequences of cyberattacks in arbitration. The Practice Note also considers where the responsibility lies for dealing with (managing, providing for, taking account of) cybersecurity in international arbitration as well as the steps (procedures and processes) that may be appropriate to take to combat cyberattacks (increase cybersecurity) in arbitration proceedings. The Practice Note also considers some of the developments in this field of practice, including draft and final protocols on cybersecurity in international arbitration.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 1999


  • Member of Law Society of England & Wales, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IBPA)
  • Former Head of Herbert Smith Freehills Singapore International Arbitration Practice, 2009 - 2012


  • BA (Hons) Modern History, Magdalen College, Oxford
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Law & Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School
  • Diploma in EC Competition Law, King's College London

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