Emmanuel Gaillard is a partner at Sherman and Sterling LLP and head of the firm’s International Arbitration practice. He is a Professor of Law for Private International Law and International Arbitration at the University of Paris XII. He has also served as a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School and the University of Geneva. He has advised and represented corporations, States and State-owned entities in international arbitration cases for over 25 years. He has also acted as sole arbitrator, party-appointed arbitrator or Chairman under most international arbitration rules and is frequently called upon to appear as an expert witness on arbitration law issues. He is also widely considered an expert on international investment arbitration. Since 1985, he has published a yearly feature on ICSID awards in the Journal du Droit International. He also appears as an expert on the investment panels of OECD and UNCTAD and has participated as an observer in the drafting of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.