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Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes
22 rue de Londres
75009 Paris

Languages   French, Farsi (native); English (fluent); Spanish (working knowledge)
Nationality   France, Iran
Bar Admission   Paris - 1998
Education   Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Doctorat droit international - 1997) (DEA droit international - 1990); Harvard Law School (LLM - 1997)
Visiting Lecturer in Law - Yale Law School (2014-) and Harvard Law School (2018-); Lecturer (Written Skills in International Arbitration) – Sciences Po (2012-2014); Lecturer (International Investment Law) – Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (2006-); Director of studies (Public International Law session) - The Hague Academy of International Law (Summer 2004); Lecturer – Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (1994-96 and 1999–2000) (International Law)
as Arbitrator  
Chair, Sole arbitrator or member of the tribunal in international arbitration proceedings under the Rules of the ICC, ICSID, SCC, LCIA, HKIAC, SIAC, CRCICA and the Swiss Rules, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations (including UNCITRAL); Member, ICSID Panel of arbitrators (appointed by the Chairman of ICSID's Administrative Council)
as Counsel  
Numerous international arbitration proceedings, ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and under the Rules of the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SCC, HKIAC, DIS, and CRCICA (oil and gas, foreign investment, construction, mergers and acquisitions); public international law matters (law of treaties, State responsibility, State immunities, international organizations, State contracts, boundaries, law of the sea)
• SCC Case V (2014/181), Anglia Auto Accessories Limted v. The Czech Republic, Final Award, 10 Mar. 2017 (full text ITA)

• SCC Case V (2014/014), I.P. Busta & J.P. Busta v. The Czech Republic, Final Award, 10 Mar. 2017 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/13/7, Joseph Houben v. Republic of Burundi, Award, 12 Jan. 2016 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/11/24, Mamidoil Jetoil Greek Petroleum Products Societe S.A. v. Republic of Albania, Award, 30 Mar. 2015 (full text ITA)
Relating to  
• Co-editor, Jurisdiction in Investment Treaty Arbitration, IAI Series on International Arbitration No. 8 (E. Gaillard, Y. Banifatemi eds., Juris Publishing, 2018)

• Co-editor, Precedent in International Arbitration, IAI Series on International Arbitration No. 5 (E. Gaillard, Y. Banifatemi eds., Juris Publishing, 2008)

• Co-editor, Annulment of ICSID Awards, IAI Series on International Arbitration No. 1 (E. Gaillard, Y. Banifatemi eds., Juris Publishing, 2004)

• "Jurisdiction of the Centre - Article 25(1)," in The ICSID Convention Regulations and Rules 102 (J. Fouret, R. Gerbay, G.M. Alvarez eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019) (with E. Edson)

• "Taking Into Account Control Under Denial of Benefits Clauses," in Jurisdiction in Investment Treaty Arbitration, IAI Series on International Arbitration No. 8, at 223 (Y. Banifatemi ed., Juris Publishing, 2018)

• "The Law Applicable in Investment Treaty Arbitration," in Arbitration under International Investment Agreements: A Guide to the Key Issues 485 (K. Yannaca-Small ed., Oxford University Press, 2nd ed. 2018)

• "Expedited Proceedings in International Arbitration," in Expedited Procedure in International Arbitration 9 (L. Lévy and M. Polkinghorne eds., ICC Publ. No. 793E, 2017)

• "Russie – Affaire Ioukos - Tribunal de Première Instance de La Haye, jugement d’annulation du 20 avril 2016 dans l’affaire Ioukos : le régime de l’application provisoire du Traité sur la Charte de l’Energie de 1994," 120(3) Revue critique de droit international privé 629 (2016)

• "The Long March Towards a Jurisprudence Constante on the Notion of Investment," in Building International Investment Law: The First 50 Years of ICSID 97 (M. Kinnear et al. eds., Kluwer, 2015) (with E. Gaillard)

• "Compétence et recevabilité dans le droit de l’arbitrage en matière d’investissements," in Droit international des investissements et arbitrage transnational 773 (C. Leben ed., Pedone, 2015) (with E. Jacomy)

• "The Impact of Corruption on ‘Gateway Issues’ of Arbitrability, Jurisdiction, Admissibility and Procedural Issues," in Addressing Issues of Corruption in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration 16 (D. Baizeau and R. Kreindler eds., ICC Publication No. 768E, 2015)

• "France," in Commentaries on Selected Model International Investment Treaties (C. Brown and D. Kirshnan eds., 2014) (with A. von Walter)

• "Consistency in the interpretation of substantive investment rules: is it achievable?," in Prospects in International Investment Law and Policy, Proceedings of the World Trade Forum 2011, at 200 (R. Echandi & P. Sauvé eds., Cambridge University Press, 2013)

• "La regla de prioridad: ¿Una prioridad en América Latina?," in Cuestiones claves del arbitraje internacional 81 (E. Gaillard & D. Fernández Arroyo eds., CEDEP/UR, 2013)

• "Provisional Application of the Energy Charter Treaty: The Negotiating History of Article 45," in Energy Dispute Resolution: Investment Protection, Transit and the Energy Charter Treaty 191 (G. Coop ed., Juris, 2011)

• "Unresolved Issues in Investment Arbitration," in Modern Law for Global Commerce – Proceedings of the Congress of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law held on the Occasion of the Fortieth Session of the Commission, Vienna, 9-12 July 2007, at 416 (United Nations publication No. V.09-8930, 2011)

• "Mapping the Future of Investment Treaty Arbitration as a System of Law – Remarks," in American Society of International Law – Proceedings of the 103rd Annual ASIL Meeting 323 (2010)

• "The Law Applicable in Investment Treaty Arbitration," in Arbitration under International Investment Agreements 191 (K. Yannaca-Small ed., OUP, 2010)

• "Defending Investment Treaty Awards: Is There an ICSID Advantage?," in 50 Years of the New York Convention, ICCA Congress Series No. 14, at 318 (2009)

• "The Emerging Jurisprudence on the Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment in Investment Arbitration," in Investment Treaty Law: Current Issues III, at 241 (A. Bjorklund, I. Laird, S. Ripinsky eds., BIICL, 2009)

• "Negative Effect of Competence-Competence: The Rule of Priority in Favour of the Arbitrators," in Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements and International Arbitral Awards – The New York Convention in Practice 257 (E. Gaillard and D. Di Pietro eds., Cameron May, 2008) (with E. Gaillard)

• "’Biwater,’ Classic Investment Bases: Input, Risk, Duration," N.Y.L.J., 31 Dec. 2008 (with E. Gaillard)

• "Court-ordered measures in arbitral discovery," N.Y.L.J., 13 Dec. 2007 (with E. Gaillard)

• "The Representations of International Arbitration," N.Y.L.J., 4 Oct. 2007 (with E. Gaillard)

• "The Denunciation of the ICSID Convention," N.Y.L.J., 26 June 2007 (with E. Gaillard)

• "Extent of Court Review of Public Policy," N.Y.L.J., 5 Apr. 2007 (with E. Gaillard)

• "A Black Year for ICSID," N.Y.L.J., 1 Mar. 2007 (with E. Gaillard)

• "Autonomy of International Arbitration," N.Y.L.J., 14 Dec. 2006 (with E. Gaillard)

• "ICC Pre-Arbitral Referee: A Procedure Into Its Stride," N.Y.L.J., 5 Oct. 2006 (with E. Gaillard)

• "Switzerland Says Lis Pendens Not Applicable to Arbitration," N.Y.L.J., 7 Aug. 2006 (with E. Gaillard)

• "Amended Arbitration Rules Now in Effect for Investment Disputes," N.Y.L.J., 1 June 2006 (with E. Gaillard)

• "Prima Facie Review of Existence, Validity of Arbitration Agreement," N.Y.L.J., 1 Dec. 2005 (with E. Gaillard)

• "Treaty-Based Jurisdiction: Broad Dispute Resolution Clauses," N.Y.L.J., 6 Oct. 2005 (with E. Gaillard)

• "Establishing Jurisdiction Through a Most-Favored-Nation Clause," N.Y.L.J., 2 June 2005 (with E. Gaillard)

• "Energy Charter Treaty: International Centre for Settlement Decision," N.Y.L.J., 7 Apr. 2005 (with E. Gaillard)

• "The IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration," N.Y.L.J., 3 June 2004 (with E. Gaillard)

• "Le 'droit au juge' et l’arbitrage commercial international," in Libertés, Justice, Tolérance – Mélanges en hommage au Doyen Gérard Cohen-Jonathan (Bruylant, 2004)

• "The meaning of ‘and’ in Article 42(1), second sentence, of the Washington Convention – The role of international law in the ICSID choice of law process," 18 ICSID Rev. 375 (2003) (with E. Gaillard)

• "Introductory note to ICSID: Salini Costruttori SpA & Italstrade SpA v. Kingdom of Morocco (Proceeding on Jurisdiction)," 42 International Legal Materials 606 (2003) (with E. Gaillard)

• "Arbitration-Agreement Recognition: N.Y. Convention, National Law," N.Y.L.J., 8 Dec. 2003 (with E. Gaillard)

• "Le nouveau droit de l’arbitrage interne aux Etats-Unis (Revised Uniform Arbitration Act de 2000): La persistance des particularismes," 2003(4) Rev. arb. 1195

• "'KBC v. Pertamina': Landmark Decision on Anti-Suit Injunctions," N.Y.L.J., 2 Oct. 2003 (with E. Gaillard)

• "The First Association of Southeast Asian Nations Agreement Award," N.Y.L.J., 7 Aug. 2003 (with E. Gaillard)

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