Shearman & Sterling is an international firm established in New York in 1873. The firm advises many of the world’s leading corporations and financial institutions, governments and governmental organisations around the world.
Shearman & Sterling has a dedicated practice group comprising over a hundred lawyers of different nationalities and backgrounds. The group is led by Emmanuel Gaillard.
The group has extensive experience as counsel in arbitrations under the rules of all major international arbitral institutions. Members of the team also regularly act as arbitrators and as expert witnesses testifying on complex legal issues relating to international arbitration. The firm’s team includes lawyers able to conduct arbitrations in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic.
Shearman & Sterling’s international arbitration group offers clients assistance, representation and advice at all stages of the arbitration process. It also appears before national courts to represent our clients’ interests in relation to various matters arising out of arbitral proceedings, such as recognition and enforcement proceedings, annulment proceedings and applications for interim measures.
Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration team stands apart from other firms for its ability to address highly complex issues of international arbitration law. The group has been repeatedly singled out for being the one to go to for “seriously problematic cases,” as for the “unsurpassed quality” of its work, and for its ability to achieve success for its clients, having secured the two largest awards ever rendered in the history of international arbitration.