Jan Nato is an associate in Quinn Emanuel’s London office. He joined the firm in 2022. His practice focuses on international commercial and investor-State arbitration. His experience also includes complex commercial litigation before the English and Canadian courts, including fraud, competition, and insolvency matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Jan worked at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague and at the Government of Canada’s foreign affairs ministry, advising on issues of international law. He completed his articles of clerkship with a US law firm in Toronto, Canada, qualifying as barrister and solicitor in Ontario.
Jan has acted in investor-State arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules and in commercial arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, and SIAC Rules.
Fluent in French, Jan studied civil and common law at McGill University in Montréal, Canada. Prior to his legal training, Jan trained and worked as a tenor, holding two degrees in music.
- McGill University Faculty of Law
(B.C.L., LL.B., 2019)
- Louis H. Rohrlick Memorial Prize
- Baxter Family Competition on Federalism, First Prize (2019)
- University of Toronto
(M.Mus., Opera Performance, 2014)
- University of Manitoba
(B.Mus., Voice Performance, 2012)
- Barrister & Solicitor, Ontario, Canada (2020)
- “Sanctions Arising from Russia’s War in Ukraine and Their Impact on International Arbitration” in Cahier de droit de l’entreprise (LexisNexis, 2022) (with Epaminontas Triantafilou)
- “Financial Assistance Fund for Settlement of International Disputes: Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)” in H. Ruiz Fabri (ed) Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law (Oxford University Press, 2021) (with Túlio Di Giacomo Toledo)
- “Insolvency and Contamination: Navigating Liabilities” 18 Annual Review of Insolvency Law 329 (2020) (with Gary Abrahamson, Jonathan Cocker, David Delice and Michael Nowina)