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 also acts as an arbitrator in various proceedings.
Peers have described Emmanuel as “one of the brightest arbitration practitioners” of his generation. Clients also praise him for being “quick on his feet” and “attentive to the needs of Chinese clients”.
Emmanuel also represents clients in litigation before national courts and international criminal courts. He is Adjunct Professor at the University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), a visiting Lecturer at Tsinghua University (Beijing) and a visiting Lecturer at the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he teaches international commercial and investment arbitration. He publishes and speaks regularly on issues of investment arbitration and international commercial arbitration.
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.