Tsegaye Laurendeau is a senior associate in the International Arbitration practice.
His experience includes international arbitrations under the ICC, ICSID, CRCICA, HKIAC and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, with a focus on energy, private equity, finance and post-M&A disputes.
Tsegaye is featured in the Who’s Who Arbitration – Future Leaders 2019. 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 “’highly experienced in investment arbitration’ and is recognised for his ‘remarkable cross-examination skills’.” The 2018 edition of the same survey noted he is “an esteemed arbitrator highlighted for his strong expertise in Africa-related disputes.” Tsegaye also features in The Legal 500 Private Practice Powerlist: Africa Specialists 2019 and was nominated “Rising Star of the Month” by Africa Arbitration (February 2019).
Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, Tsegaye practiced as an associate in the Project Finance group of a magic circle firm, acting for financial institutions and sponsors in relation to the financing, refinancing and development of large energy and infrastructure projects in sub-Saharan and Northern Africa. Tsegaye was based in our International Arbitration team in Paris before transferring to our London office in 2015.
International arbitrations on which Tsegaye Laurendeau has worked include the representation of:
Financial Management, Certificate
D.E.A. Contentieux et commerce international et européen
D.E.S.S. Droit des affaires internationales