Nikolas Ireland Partner

Nikolas specialises in international fraud litigation and complex commercial disputes.

He acts for a range of domestic and international clients in Court and in arbitration under a variety of arbitral institutions. 

Nikolas’ work is cross-border and frequently involves the management of parallel civil and criminal proceedings in different jurisdictions. His wider international experience has covered numerous jurisdictions and laws including the USA, Netherlands, Ukraine, Switzerland, Hong Kong, India, UAE, FSU, the Caribbean, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey.

His cases have involved allegations of conspiracy, corporate raiding, fraudulent misrepresentation, sham transactions, dishonest assistance, misappropriation and breaches of fiduciary duty. He has particular expertise in domestic and worldwide freezing orders obtained in support of high-value litigation and arbitration proceedings and in complex issues of jurisdiction. In addition, Nikolas advises on corporate and shareholder disputes in relation to companies incorporated domestically and overseas.

He has substantial cross-sector experience and has acted for private and corporate clients in sectors including banking, private equity, natural resources, insolvency and commodities.

Nikolas is a qualified solicitor-advocate.

Ranked as an Up-and-Coming partner for Civil Fraud in Chambers UK 2023.

Named as a key lawyer in Civil Fraud in Legal 500 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Professional memberships

  • Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Young International Arbitration Association
  • London Solicitors Litigation Association
  • British-Ukrainian Law Association

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What people are saying


"Nikolas is results-oriented and razor sharp, delivering fresh, outside-the-box thinking to every matter."

Chambers UK 2024

"Nikolas Ireland is a superstar with a commercial and pragmatic approach and the ability to explain issues succinctly and clearly."

The Legal 500 2024

"He is very hard-working, smart and to the point."

Chambers UK 2023

"Nikolas Ireland has matured into an extremely competent associate and has impressed me more than partners at other leading law firms. He is one to watch."

The Legal 500 2023

"Nikolas is amazing. He gives practical advice and is easy to deal with, very organised and on top of the brief, especially in complicated matters."

Chambers UK 2021

"Nikolas Ireland has excellent legal skills on complex matters and always fights hard for the client."

The UK Legal 500 2021