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Nathaniel P. Barber
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25 Old Broad Street
London, EC2N 1HQ
+44 (0) 20 3301 6588

Nathaniel Barber is an English barrister who advises clients on international arbitration award enforcement, regulatory investigations and cross-border contractual disputes.

Mr. Barber has successfully acted for clients in a number of arbitration award enforcement matters. He has significant experience in developing and deploying global enforcement strategies, particularly in Commonwealth jurisdictions. Mr. Barber also has experience resisting challenges to international arbitral awards.

Before joining Kobre & Kim, Mr Barber was an associate at the London-based Financial Conduct Authority. He has a deep understanding of regulatory matters, and advises clients on internal investigations and contentious regulatory issues.  Mr Barber’s regulatory knowledge has also assisted clients in cross-border contractual disputes involving FCA-regulated entities and individuals. 


  • Barrister, England & Wales


  • University of Durham, LLB


  • Prince of Wales Bar Professional Training Course Scholarship, Gray's Inn (2011-2012)

Select Engagements

  • Representation of an energy company in the enforcement of a US multi-billion-dollar arbitration award against an African state.
  • Representation of NTT DoCoMo Inc., the predominant mobile telephone provider in Japan, in the enforcement in the United States of a US $1.2 billion London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) arbitration award against Tata Sons Ltd., the holding company for India's top business conglomerate Tata Group.
  • Representation of Japanese shipping company in enforcing a maritime arbitration award of US $50 million+ against a Greek-owned charterer.
  • Representation of Korean chemicals company in a London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) arbitration with a Middle Eastern petroleum exporter over fraudulent diversion of purchase price involving a phishing attack, with $20 million in controversy.
  • Representation of third-party companies and an individual with assets targeted for confiscation by UK authorities following a criminal fraud conviction.
  • Representation of a U.S. software company in the English High Court and Court of Appeal in connection with a breach of contract dispute with a state-owned oil and gas company.
  • Representation of a Spanish multinational gaming company in a dispute against its former restructuring adviser over interpretation of an English-law contract.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • South Eastern Circuit, Member
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association, Member
  • International Bar Association, Member

Publications & Presentations

  • Contributing author, "Securities Regulation and Investigations across EMEA" (The European, Middle Eastern and African Investigations Review, Global Investigations Review, June 2017)

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