"She brings extensive knowledge and experience in international arbitration"
"She gives clients a great sense of security, that they are opting for the best available step as proceedings advance"
"Emma has the ability and expertise to swiftly capture the full structure of the legal systems of different jurisdictions and promptly provide necessary advice"
"She's versatile, pragmatic, solution-oriented and when she takes the floor she commands attention"
Emma leads the firm’s international arbitration and public international law teams in the United States.
Originally trained as a barrister in London, Emma has practiced international law in New York for more than fifteen years. She specializes in investor-state arbitration, international commercial arbitration and public international law. She represents corporations, governments, individuals and organizations around the world and across a wide range of industries, including energy, infrastructure, insurance, pharmaceuticals, technology, tourism, hospitality and financial services. She also appears in U.S. federal and state courts in international litigation matters. In addition to her work as counsel, Emma sits as an arbitrator.
Emma’s experience spans disputes throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. She regularly advises clients in connection with transactional matters, including investment risk mitigation, treaty protection planning and the drafting of dispute resolution clauses in international contracts.
As part of her international practice, Emma represents and advises states, corporations, individuals, international organizations and nongovernmental organizations on public international law matters including the negotiation, interpretation and application of treaties, sovereignty over territory, land and maritime boundaries, state immunity, international investment law and international human rights law. She has particular expertise in matters before the International Court of Justice.
Emma has an active pro bono practice encompassing representation and advice in matters at the state, federal, regional and international levels, including proceedings before the United States Supreme Court, the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (the Khmer Rouge Tribunal) and various United Nations bodies.