Shearman And Sterling

Tsegaye Laurendeau is counsel in the International Arbitration practice. 

His experience includes international arbitrations under the ICC, ICSID, CRCICA, HKIAC and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, with a focus on post-M&A, private equity, international financing and joint venture disputes in the oil & gas, power, mining, construction and telecoms sectors.

Tsegaye is featured in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2020. The publication, which is based upon an independent survey of general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide, profiles the foremost practitioners in the global arbitration community aged 45 and under and notes that “Tsegaye is an ‘excellent and well-prepared’ practitioner who ranks as ‘one of the best arbitration lawyers of his generation’.” He has been also named ADR Personality by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC) in the First Edition of its 2020 E-Newsletter.

Previous editions of the same publication note that Tsegaye is “‘highly experienced in investment arbitration’ and is recognised for his ‘remarkable cross-examination skills’” (2019), and that he is “an esteemed arbitrator highlighted for his strong expertise in Africa-related disputes” (2018). Tsegaye also features in The Legal 500 Private Practice Power list: African Specialists 2019 and was nominated “Rising Star of the Month” by Africa Arbitration (February 2019).


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