Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes
Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputesis an international firm with a singular focus: managing international disputes in a result-oriented and innovative manner.
The firm are widely recognized as one of the world’s leading international arbitration practices, with an unparalleled track record of landmark victories, including the then largest commercial arbitration award ever rendered, the largest investment arbitration award in history, as well as the dismissal of numerous multibillion-dollar claims against different companies, States and State-owned entities.
With eight partners, four counsel and thirty-five associates all dedicated to the management of international disputes based in three major arbitration centres (Paris, London and New York) the firm's team combines the resources of a first tier international firm with the focus and flexibility of a specialized practice.
The diversity of the firm's team and its wide range of legal expertise allow them to provide the firm's clients with all-encompassing representation, which minimizes costs and ensures consistent high-quality service, regardless of the language of the dispute, the applicable law or the seat of the arbitration.
Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes know that no dispute, no arbitration and no arbitral tribunal can be approached in a standardized fashion. Rather, the firm put their craft to the service of their clients when they devise strategies adapted to their specific needs, when the firm draft submissions, and when they conduct oral pleadings and cross-examinations. Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes practice arbitration as an art.
The firm's practices cover the entire spectrum of dispute management.
The firm represent companies, States and State-owned entities in investment treaty and commercial arbitrations across all industries, under all major arbitration rules and governed by a wide range of applicable laws, including international law, English law, French law, US federal and state laws, Egyptian law and the laws of the Middle East, as well as Colombian and Brazilian law, amongst others.
They are able to conduct arbitral proceedings in nineteen languages, including English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Russian.
Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes also advise their clients on liability and risk management through dispute-minded contract drafting and optimization of their clients’ corporate structure.
Where appropriate the firm help their clients achieve favourable negotiated settlements and, where necessary, they devise their collection and asset tracing strategies and represent them in setting aside and enforcement proceedings.
The founding partners of GBS Disputes are known for having achieved landmark victories in high-stakes international arbitrations and for their intellectual leadership in the field.
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