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Daniel Reich

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International Arbitration


Partner in Shearman & Sterling's International Arbitration Practice


Daniel Reich is a Partner in the International Arbitration and Public International Law practices.

He has advised States, State-owned entities, and corporations in international arbitration and public international law matters, with a particular focus on oil & gas, power, technology, life sciences, investment protection, and complex commercial disputes.

He has also represented State-owned entities, corporate clients and individuals in litigation before United States federal and state courts, as well as in domestic and cross-border investigations by United States governmental authorities.


English, Hebrew and French


  • Chair, International Arbitration Committee, American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA)
  • Member, International Commercial Disputes Committee, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, American Society of International Law (ASIL)
  • Member, IBA Arbitration Committee
  • Member, North American Users’ Council, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Advisory Board Member, Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA)
  • Member of U.S. Delegation, 38th session meeting of UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration and Conciliation
  • Member of U.S. Delegation, 35th session meeting of UNCITRAL


  • Yale Law School, J.D.
  • Yale University, B.A. (magna cum laude)

France: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Shearman & Sterling LLP has established itself as the leading ultimate reference for international arbitration in France: the Paris office is home to the firm’s international arbitration hub and to one of the market’s largest teams with 50 dedicated lawyers, who have a unique track record and consistently attract instructions on multibillion-dollar disputes in relation with the Arabic world, Africa and Europe. The group is managing a diverse and prominent commercial and investment arbitration portfolio spanning construction, telecoms, oil and gas price review and exploration issues. Recent highlights include representing Ukraine in an ICSID arbitration initiated by Emergofin and Velbay regarding an aluminium and alumina production company. The practice also obtained a precedent-setting victory regarding abusive claim definition when defending Algeria in a $4bn ICSID arbitration initiated by Orascom TMT. Areva, Yukos Oil‘s former majority shareholder, Egyptian Natural Gas, the Arab Republic of Egypt, Sonatrach, the Government of Lithuania and EDF are clients. Heading the firm’s global practice, Emmanuel Gaillard is the one and only market's leading figure in France. Yas Banifatemi, who leads the global public international law practice, also stands out. Coralie Darrigade, Jennifer Younan, Maude Lebois and Mohamed Shelbaya are key members, along with counsels Daniel Reich and Benjamin Siino.

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United States: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: Next generation lawyers

Daniel Reich - Shearman & Sterling LLP

Within: International arbitration

At Shearman & Sterling LLP, New York-based team head Henry Weisburg and Christopher Ryan in Washington DC are representing the Republic of Panama in treaty claims brought by Omega Engineering and its CEO relating to the alleged expropriation of multiple infrastructure construction projects under the US-Panama BIT. Recently promoted partner Daniel Reich, who splits his time between the Paris and New York offices and Mark McNeill, who divides his time between New York and London, are representing Cairn Energy in a treaty claim against the Republic of India, under the UK-India BIT. Jonathan Greenblatt, who is ‘a consummate team builder’ and ‘provides novel solutions in tough situations’, splits his time between New York and Washington DC. Recently promoted counsel Jonathan Tompkins, who is based in New York, is also noted.

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