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) in Beijing, and also acts as an arbitrator.
Peers have described Emmanuel as “one of the brightest arbitration practitioners” of his generation. Clients also praise him for being “an extremely bright lawyer”, “quick on his feet” and “attentive to the needs of Chinese clients”, 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 Future Leaders – 2020, which profiles the foremost practitioners in the global arbitration community aged 45 and under.
Emmanuel was recently appointed to 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.
Master (D.E.A.) of International Economic Law (Hons.)
Master of Science in Management (First Class Hons.)
He is also actively involved in the firm’s International Pro Bono Program, currently representing victims of the Khmer Rouge regime before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (“ECCC”), a United Nations-supported tribunal set up to bring to trial senior leaders of the regime led by Pol Pot in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979.