Shearman & Sterling is proud to announce that the 2020 editions of Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration and Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders have recognized 15 Shearman & Sterling lawyers as foremost practitioners in the global arbitration community. The publication is based upon an independent survey of general counsel and private practitioners worldwide.
Emmanuel Gaillard, partner and Global Head of Disputes, is recognized as the most highly regarded individual, at the top of the list of the publication’s Global Elite Thought Leaders. Yas Banifatemi, partner and Practice Group Leader for International Arbitration, is also featured as a Thought Leader for France.
Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration selected the lawyers below:
Emmanuel Gaillard, Partner, Paris, is one of the world's foremost arbitration specialists. Peers describe him as “the name in arbitration in France” and “a very sharp practitioner.”
Yas Banifatemi, Partner, Paris, is renowned for her stellar work in the international arbitration arena, and comes highly recommended by peers who state that she is “simply outstanding.”
Alex Bevan, Partner, Abu Dhabi, enjoys “a very good reputation” in the international arbitration market. One peer says, “He gets some of the biggest instructions and is experienced beyond his years in mega-project disputes.”
Nils Eliasson, Partner, Hong Kong, is a “very smart” arbitration specialist who is highly recommended for his impressive experience handling disputes under various arbitral rules from HKIAC to ICC and LCIA.
Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders, a listing focusing on the leading individuals aged 45 or under in the field, spotlighted the lawyers below:
Daryl Chew, Partner, Singapore, draws praise from widespread sources who highlight him as an impressive name in Singapore for energy, M&A and construction arbitrations.
Emmanuel Jacomy, Partner, Beijing and Singapore, is “an extremely bright lawyer” who stands out for his “thorough approach” to arbitration proceedings. One source says, “When he works on a subject, he knows it from A-Z.”
Maude Lebois, Partner, Paris, is held in high esteem by sources who say she really “fights for her clients and is always courteous with opposing counsel.”
Mohamed Shelbaya, Partner, Paris, is a “bright and talented” lawyer who comes in for high praise thanks to his “excellent” work on commercial and investment treaty disputes relating to the oil and gas sector.
Alexander Uff, Partner, London, is “a name to remember in investment treaty arbitration” according to peers who applaud his “great commercial sense.”
Jennifer Younan, Partner, Paris, is highly regarded for her first-rate arbitration practice by market sources who pinpoint her as “a future leader in the profession.”
Tsegaye Laurendeau, Counsel, London, is an “excellent and well-prepared” practitioner who ranks as “one of the best arbitration lawyers of his generation.”
Alexander Marcopoulos, Counsel, Paris, is “an excellent lawyer” who wins commendations for his “well-organised and focused” approach to commercial and investor-state arbitrations across the energy and maritime sectors.
Ilija Mitrev Penusliski, Counsel, Paris, is a “truly remarkable” arbitration lawyer who “has an impressive ability to manage very complex cases and to develop strategy.”
Benjamin Siino, Counsel, Paris, “has great advocacy skills”, compliment respondents who consider him “one of the best French experts in enforcement of arbitral awards.”
Thomas Parigot, Senior Associate, Paris, is lauded as “a true strategist with very sharp analysis” by peers who commend his “clear, concise and stylish writing and oral skills.”