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Coralie Darrigade

Coralie Darrigade is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration Group. She has represented companies, States and State-owned entities in numerous investor-State and commercial arbitrations, under the Rules of the ICC, SCC, ICSID as well as in ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules, with a strong focus on energy, business combination and general commercial disputes.

Selected Experience

Recent or pending arbitrations in which Coralie Darrigade has appeared as counsel include the representation of:

  • A European company in the renewable energy sector and its subsidiaries as Claimants in a multi-contract ICC arbitration in Paris against a European contractor and its French subsidiary.  The dispute relates to alleged defects in the equipment delivered by the Respondents. French law applies.
  • A North African energy company as Respondent in an ICC arbitration in Paris initiated by a European construction contractor. The dispute arises from an EPC Contract for the construction of an oil & gas production facility in North Africa. The law of the Respondent's State applies. Over USD 1 billion is at stake.
  • EDF International as Respondent in an ICC arbitration in Zurich initiated by a company fully-owned by the German Land of Baden-Württemberg. The dispute arose from the acquisition by the Land of EDF’s stake in an energy company based in the Land of Baden-Württemberg and raised complex issues of EU law. German law applied.


  • “France," in Practitioner’s Handbook On International Arbitration (F.-B. Weigand and A. Baumann eds., OUP, forthcoming) (with E. Gaillard)
  • "Arbitrage et opérations de fusions et acquisitions," Magazine des Affaires, Guide du CAC-40 (2015)
  • “États-Unis: La sentence annulée dans son pays d’origine, approche américaine,” note following District Court Southern District of New York, 27 Aug. 2013, 2015 (1) Revue de l'arbitrage 183
  • “Improving Arbitration Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes,” New York Law Journal, 9 Feb. 2005 (with E. Gaillard).

Representative Speaking Engagements

  • “Conflicting Supranational Obligations: The Complex Web of State Liability,” Columbia Arbitration Day 2017, New York, 3 March 2017
  • "Le droit applicable : le droit inappliqué ?," Wake up (with) Arbitration ! Roundtable, Paris, 7 December 2016
  • "La résolution des litiges dans le secteur de la construction,” 4èmes Journées maghrébines de l’arbitrage: L’Algérie – Acteur majeur de l’arbitrage international, Algiers, 7 November 2016
  • “Résolution des litiges, Regards croisés franco-algériens,” Campus Alger 2015, Ordre des Avocats de Paris Conference, Algiers, 8-9 November 2015
  • “Limits to regulation” (Panel on Culture, soft law and ethics in international dispute resolution), International Dispute Resolution: Diversity Towards Convergence? ICC International Court of Arbitration and Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University Joint Conference, Krakow, Poland, 15-16 October 2015
  • “Résolution des litiges : juridiction et arbitrage, regards croisés," Campus Brésil 2014, Ordre des Avocats de Paris Conference, Rio de Janeiro, 10-11 November 2014
  • “Les règles transnationales dans l’arbitrage d’investissement," Association de l’Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales - AIHEI Conference, Paris, 19 April 2013
  • “Arbitrability: fraud, corruption and bribery," ICC YAF Conference, Paris, 22 March 2012


  • University of Minnesota, LL.M.
  • University of Paris I, D.E.A.



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