Emmanuel Jacomy is a partner in the International Arbitration practice, based in Beijing and Singapore.
Emmanuel has extensive experience advising and representing companies, State-owned entities and governments in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under all major arbitration rules (including ICSID, ICC, HKIAC, LCIA, SIAC and UNCITRAL), with focus on investment, oil & gas, energy and mining disputes, as well as disputes having a Chinese and African nexus. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) and a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He also acts as an arbitrator.
Clients and peers have described Emmanuel as being “an extremely bright lawyer”, “exceptional and extremely talented”, “extremely smart and diligent”, “an outstanding debater” and “one of the brightest arbitration practitioners of his generation”, securing “widespread endorsements from market sources thanks to his stellar track record in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.”. Clients also praise Emmanuel for being “the best foreign lawyer […] in China”, “attentive to the needs of Chinese clients”, who “responds quickly to clients’ problems, analyses rigorously” and whose “expertise in investment treaty arbitration and public international law background are highly regarded”. Emmanuel is featured in Chambers, Legal 500 as well as in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration.
Emmanuel is the co-chair of the IBA Rules and Guidelines Arbitration Committee and of the IBA Taskforce on Privilege in International Arbitration. He is also a member of the Expert Advisory Committee of the International Institute for Dispute Settlement Prevention (IIDPS), jointly established by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT). He speaks English, French and Mandarin Chinese.