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Emmanuel Jacomy

Emmanuel Jacomy

Shearman & Sterling LLPUnit 3209 China Central Place Tower 279 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang DistrictBeijingChina100025

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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

Peers and clients say

“He is extremely bright and very thorough”
“When Emmanuel works on a subject, he knows it from A to Z - he is very smart”


Emmanuel Jacomy is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration practice, based in Beijing and Singapore.

Emmanuel has extensive experience advising and representing companies, State-owned entities and governments in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under all major arbitration rules, with focus on investment, oil & gas, energy and mining disputes, as well as disputes having an Asian or African nexus. He also acts as arbitrator.

He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing and a visiting Lecturer at Tsinghua University (Beijing), where he teaches international commercial and investment arbitration. He is a member of the Expert Advisory Committee of the International Institute for Dispute Settlement Prevention (IIDPS), jointly established by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT).

In addition to his arbitration practice, Emmanuel also represents clients in litigation before national courts and international criminal courts. He currently represents victims of the Khmer Rouge regime before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (“ECCC”).

Peers have described Emmanuel as “one of the brightest arbitration practitioners” of his generation. Clients also praise him for being “quick on his feet” and “work[ing] around the clock”.

Emmanuel Jacomy holds a Master (DEA) of International Economic Law from Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris I) and a Master of Science in Management from HEC School of Management. A French national, he is a native French speaker and is fluent in English and Mandarin.  He is qualified to practice in France, the UK and Cambodia.

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