Karyl Nairn KC is the global co-head of the International Arbitration and Litigation practice at Skadden, a leading international law firm.

Ms Nairn advises governments and corporations on contentious and risk management issues across a range of industries including energy, finance, mining, art, media and telecommunications.


She has been involved in some of the worlds' most complex international disputes and appears regularly as an advocate before courts and international tribunals. She also sits as an arbitrator under the auspices of the world's leading arbitral institutions. She currently serves as Chair of the Development Board of JUSTICE, a law reform and human rights charity in the UK.