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Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"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.

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WWL Ranking: Recommended
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