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Shearman & Sterling is a global law firm headquartered in New York City with over 850 lawyers around the world speaking more than 60 languages. Since its founding in 1873, it has had a long and distinguished history of supporting its clients wherever they do business, from major financial centers to emerging and growth markets. Shearman & Sterling represents many of the world’s leading corporations and major financial institutions, as well as emerging growth companies, governments and state-owned enterprises, often working on ground-breaking, precedent-setting matters. Regarded as one of the very best on the market, Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration team, led by Emmanuel Gaillard, includes more than 100 lawyers fully dedicated to international arbitration. The team provides advice and advocacy to companies, States and State entities in investment treaty and commercial arbitrations conducted in accordance with all major international arbitration rules in sectors such as energy, oil & gas, construction, healthcare, infrastructure, transportation, industrials, mining & metals, private capital, retail & consumer, real estate, as well as technology, media & telecommunications. Members of the team appear before national courts to enforce or resist enforcement of international arbitration agreements and arbitral awards and regularly serve as arbitrators or expert witnesses. Described by clients as tenacious, dedicated and focused on winning, the international arbitration team combines technical excellence and industry expertise to fiercely defend its clients’ interests around the world.
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