Mr Emmanuel Jacomy > Shearman & Sterling LLP > Beijing, China > Lawyer Profile

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Emmanuel Jacomy is a partner in the International Arbitration practice, based in Beijing and Singapore. He has extensive experience advising and representing companies, State-owned entities and governments in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under all major arbitration rules (including ICSID, ICC, HKIAC, LCIA, SIAC and UNCITRAL), with focus on investment, oil & gas, energy and mining disputes, as well as disputes having a Chinese and African nexus. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing, and also acts as an arbitrator.

Peers have described Emmanuel as “one of the brightest arbitration practitioners” of his generation. Clients also praise him for being “an extremely bright lawyer”, “quick on his feet” and “attentive to the needs of Chinese clients”, whose “expertise in investment treaty arbitration and public international law background are highly regarded”. Emmanuel is featured in Legal 500, Chambers as well as in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration Future Leaders – 2020.


French, English, Mandarin


  • Member, Expert Advisory Committee, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) International Institute for Dispute Prevention and Settlement (IIDPS)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing)
  • Visiting lecturer at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Tsinghua University (Beijing)
  • President, Justice for Cambodia


  • HEC School of Management, Master of Science in Management
  • Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris I), Master of International Economic Law

Lawyer Rankings

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration > Leading firms

Shearman & Sterling’s international arbitration practice counts energy, infrastructure and telecoms disputes among its areas of specialism. China disputes experts Nils Eliasson in Hong Kong and Emmanuel Jacomy (who splits his time between Singapore and Beijing), and Singapore-based Daryl Chew are the key names to note.

China > Dispute resolution: Arbitration: foreign firms

(Leading individuals)

Emmanuel JacomyShearman & Sterling LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP is noted for the strength of its Chinese client base, including the Chinese government which instructs the firm in high-stakes investment treaty arbitration. The team also has a wealth of experience in commercial disputes arising in sectors such as power, oil and gas, financial services and construction; it is also gaining additional ground in the telecoms and technology space. The department is led by Emmanuel Jacomy who splits time between Beijing and Singapore. Since publication, Nils Eliasson departed to King & Spalding LLP.

Singapore > International arbitration

Shearman & Sterling LLP‘s ‘global approach‘ to international arbitration sees it handle a range of disputes including those relating to power, oil and gas, cross-border investment and large infrastructure projects.  Emmanuel Jacomy splits his time between Singapore and Beijing and is particularly active in China-related matters as well as, increasingly, those relating to Pakistan and African jurisdictions. Daryl Chew and Shaun Pereira departed to Three Crowns LLP in February 2o22.