Emmanuel GAILLARD is a Professor of Law in France and a Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Yale Law School. He teaches and researches in the areas of international commercial arbitration, international investment arbitration and private international law.
Professor Gaillard acts as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitration matters, and heads the International Arbitration practice of Shearman & Sterling, which he established in 1987. Universally regarded as a leading authority in both commercial and investment treaty arbitration, he has acted on many of the cases which have marked the history of international arbitration and is one of the only two lawyers to be recognized as a worldwide ‘star individual’ by Chambers. He co-founded and was the first President of the International Academy of Arbitration Law, and chairs the International Arbitration Institute (IAI). He acts as expert on issues of international arbitration, and has been appointed by UNCITRAL, along with George Bermann of Columbia Law School, to author a Guide on the 1958 New York Convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.
Professor GAILLARD has published extensively on all aspects of international arbitration, including the first essay published on the Legal Theory of International Arbitration, a volume based on his 2007 Course at the Hague Academy of International Law, as well as Fouchard Gaillard Goldman on International Commercial Arbitration, a leading treatise in the field for which he is preparing a new edition. He also co-authored the UNCITRAL Secretariat Guide on the New York Convention.