Emmanuel Gaillard 1952-2021

Prominent arbitrator and arbitration counsel Emmanuel Gaillard has passed away unexpectedly on April 1, 2021.

Mr. Gaillard was involved in numerous high-profile investor-state arbitration disputes, including as lead counsel in the claims pursued by the former majority shareholders of the Yukos oil company against the Russian Federation. Mr. Gaillard was also involved in many teaching activities, dedicating his time to training a future generation of arbitration practitioners.

His passing followed shortly after he co-launched a new arbitration law firm, Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes (GBS Disputes). GBS Disputes has posted further information on its LinkedIn page.