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Emmanuel Gaillard

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Universally regarded as a leading authority worldwide in commercial and investor-State arbitration, Emmanuel Gaillard has advised and represented States and State-owned entities in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations for the past 30 years. He is one of two lawyers to be recognized as a worldwide ‘star individual’ in international arbitration by Chambers. He has acted in over 400 international arbitrations as counsel, and over 50 as arbitrator, including some of the most illustrious cases, many of which have shaped the history of international arbitration.


Founder and Head of Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration practice (1987-).

Global Head of the Firm’s Disputes Unit.

Member of the Paris Bar. Professor of Law in France. Visiting Professor of Law, Yale Law School and Harvard Law School.


Co-author and co-editor of one of the leading treatise, Fouchard Gaillard Goldman On International Commercial Arbitration (Kluwer, 1999). Author, Legal Theory of International Arbitration (Martinus Nijhof, 2010). Author, La jurisprudence du CIRDI (Pedone, 2 volumes, 2004 and 2010). Numerous articles in English and in French.


Agrégé des Facultés de Droit, 1982; Paris II University, PhD 1981.