ICC Court mourns death of Emmanuel Gaillard

  • 2 April 2021

ICC is saddened to learn that Emmanuel Gaillard, the leading arbitration counsel, arbitrator and academic of his generation, passed away today at age 69.

The ICC International Court of Arbitration expresses deep grief and extends sincere condolences to Professor Gaillard’s colleagues, friends and family.

Every arbitration practitioner, anywhere in the world, is indebted in one way or another to him. Professor Gaillard paved avenues of thinking that remained unexplored, established bold practices and shaped arbitration theory and practice that guarantee the success of arbitral resolution of commercial and investment disputes for decades to come. His legacy will remain a foundational stone of modern international arbitration.

Professor Gaillard was also a friend and a great supporter of ICC. He most recently took an active part in the selection of the next president of the ICC Court.

Emmanuel Gaillard’s passing is an irreparable loss to the global arbitration community, ICC, and to each of us individually. He will be greatly missed.