"Coralie is a brilliant and hands-on lawyer"
"She provides great strategic inputs in complex procedural and substantive issues"
"I followed her work on an international arbitration closely, and I found it to be excellent"
"Coralie is a hard-working, sharp, and smart lawyer - she’s always on top of things"
Coralie Darrigade is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration practice. She represents companies, States and State-owned entities in commercial and investor-State and arbitrations.
Coralie has 20 years of experience advising on international arbitration matters, representing parties in proceedings conducted in accordance with the Rules of the ICC, SCC and ICSID, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations under UNCITRAL Rules. She has handled multiple construction, energy, business combination, general commercial and investment disputes, most of which with an African, European or Latin American nexus. She also acts as arbitrator.
Commended as “an outstanding lawyer whose knowledge spans commercial and investor-state arbitration”, Coralie is distinguished in leading directories, which note that she “elicits praise as ‘a great name’ in the market”. She also features in Jeune Afrique’s 2020 ranking of the 100 most influential business lawyers in francophone Africa.
Coralie participated in the ICC task force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings. She is a member of the International Arbitration Institute (IAI) and the LCIA. She has lectured on international arbitration at Sciences Po Law School, the Université de Montpellier and at the Paris Bar School.
Coralie is engaged in Shearman#Elles, a women empowerment group established in the firm’s Paris office to promote diversity and inclusion, and she participates in various initiatives aimed at achieving equal representation of women and men in the legal profession and elsewhere. She also participates in the firm’s initiatives to promote gender and social equality in the field of education.
A French national, Coralie is avocat à la Cour in Paris and speaks French and English.
Coralie Darrigade is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s international arbitration practice. She represents companies, states and state-owned entities in investor-state and commercial arbitrations.
She has 20 years of experience advising on numerous international arbitration matters. Her experience includes arbitrations under the Rules of the ICC, the SCC and ICSID, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules, with a strong focus on construction, energy, business combination and general commercial disputes across a broad range of industries. Many of the matters on which Coralie has worked have a African, European or Latin American nexus.
Coralie is distinguished in leading directories, which note that she “elicits praise as ‘a great name’ in the market. Her practice is geared towards representing public and private sector clients in investor-state and commercial arbitrations”. She is also recognized as a “leading individual” in The Legal 500: EMEA’s Algeria: foreign firms chapter (2019.)
She is a member of the ICC task force on emergency arbitrator proceedings; the International Arbitration Institute (IAI); and the LCIA.
Coralie holds an LLM from the University of Minnesota, and a DEA from Panthéon Sorbonne University (Paris I). She joined Shearman & Sterling in 2000 and was promoted to counsel in 2010. She was elected to partnership in 2014.She is a French national, and is qualified to practise in Paris. She speaks English and French.