Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes
Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes 22 rue de Londres, Paris, France 75009

Arbitration Experience: Chair, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings under the Arbitration Rules of the ICC, ICSID, SCC, LCIA, CRCICA, the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, as well as in ad hoc proceedings.

Education: Panthéon-Assas University (Paris II), Ph.D. in International Law, 1997 (with highest honors; Dissertation honored with a prize at the Concours de Prix de Thèses of Panthéon‑Assas University (Paris II)); Harvard Law School, LL.M., 1997

Languages:  French, English, Farsi

Professional Career: Yas Banifatemi, of French and Iranian citizenship, is a Lawyer at the Paris Bar Association and a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration Group, leading the firm’s Public International Law Practice. She is a Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and a member of the LCIA Court.

Yas Banifatemi regularly sits as Chair, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator in international arbitration matters. She has sat or conducted proceedings under the Arbitration Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), and, the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, as well as in ad hoc proceedings (in particular UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules). Furthermore, she advises States, State entities and corporations on a variety of public international law issues, including law of treaties, State responsibility, State contracts, immunity of States and international organizations, international boundaries and law of the sea.

She has authored numerous articles on international arbitration and international law. She also regularly appears as a speaker, particularly on issues of investment arbitration and international law.

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