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Rémy Gerbay

Dr. Rémy Gerbay is an international arbitration lawyer whose practice focuses on cross-border commercial disputes, international investment disputes, as well as related litigation. 

Trained in the U.K., U.S., France, and Switzerland, he represents clients across various sectors, including energy, infrastructure, transportation, pharma, banking, and telecommunications. He has experience with ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, Swiss Chambers, DIAC, and ICSID arbitration.

Dr. Gerbay holds a (permanent) academic appointment at the University of London (Queen Mary), where he is the director of an LL.M. program in arbitration. A former Deputy Registrar of the LCIA, Dr. Gerbay is the author of leading treatises on LCIA arbitration and on arbitral institutions. He was appointed by the ICC Secretariat to the editorial board of the “ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin,” on which he currently serves.

Dr. Gerbay has been described by Who’s Who Legal as “outstanding both on a technical and practical level; really sharp and on the money…” and "[a] great cross between academic and practitioner..." who impresses peers with his "strong understanding of business and his perfect grasp of both civil and common laws.” He also has been listed by Legal 500 for international arbitration in both the U.K. and the U.S. Dr. Gerbay is a former Co-Chair (2013-2017) of the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG), a 10,000+ member organization of young practitioners established by the LCIA.

Immediately prior to joining the firm, Dr. Gerbay was Of Counsel at a leading U.K. international disputes boutique law firm, where he represented parties at arbitration, sat as an arbitrator, and developed the firm’s arbitration practice. Earlier in his career, Dr. Gerbay co-headed, as Deputy Registrar, the Secretariat of the London Court of International Arbitration, practiced international arbitration as an attorney in Herbert Smith's London office, and was a consultant to the United Nations in Switzerland.

Representative Matters

As Counsel

  • Representing a Turkish national in an $105 million ICSID arbitration against a CIS State arising out of an investment in the public works / construction sector
  • Representing U.S. and Middle Eastern animal health companies in an ICC arbitration against a German pharmaceutical giant regarding breaches of a licensing agreement
  • Acting for a leading South Asian construction group against a U.S. construction company in two LCIA arbitrations relating to the construction of a $500 million highway in Africa
  • Representing a major European construction company in a $700 million dispute against a U.S. renewable energy company relating to a joint venture for the construction of a power plant
  • Representing a high-profile Ukrainian industrial group and its ultra- high net worth founder in an LCIA arbitration arising out of the acquisition of a significant stake in a bank valued at over £130 million
  • Representing a Latin American bank in two sets of parallel LCIA proceedings arising out of a $17 million commodities transaction
  • Acting for a Spanish solar energy contractor in LCIA arbitrations in which our client was seeking urgent interim relief in connection with calls made by the other party under three performance bonds
  • Acting for a Luxembourg company in relation to a dispute with a multinational commodities trading group in connection with the construction of a very large piece of infrastructure in the CIS region
  • Advising a North African state in an ICSID arbitration initiated by an investor in relation to an alleged expropriation claim

As Arbitrator

Dr. Gerbay has been appointed in over 20 arbitrations, including the following:

  • Arbitrator in an emergency ICC arbitration between English and U.S. companies arising out of the construction of an ‘e-waste’ recycling facility (New York law; Paris seat)
  • Co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between French and Chinese companies, arising out of an agreement for the supply of a hydro-electric power plant (English law; London seat)
  • Sole arbitrator in a Swiss Chambers arbitration between two Russian companies arising out of a deed of guarantee relating to a share purchase agreement (English law; Geneva seat)
  • Co-arbitrator in a £60 million LCIA arbitration between a ultra-high net worth individual and  a Swiss investment bank relating to the financing of an aircraft (English law; London seat)
  • Chairman of a three-member tribunal in a multi million dollar  arbitration between a South-East Asian trading group and a Sub-Saharan state entity relating to the purchase of medical and pharmaceutical products
  • Sole arbitrator in a £2 million LCIA arbitration between an  English consultancy company and an Irish construction  company arising out of a professional services consultancy  agreement (English law; London seat)
  • Chairman of a three-member tribunal in a multi-million  dollar ad hoc arbitration between a Jersey company and a German insurer arising out of an aircraft insurance policy  (French law; Paris seat)
  • Co-arbitrator in an DIAC arbitration between two UAE  entities arising out of an equipment rental agreement (UAE  law; Dubai seat)


  • Book (as co-editor and co-author): The ICSID Convention, Rules and Regulations: A Practical Commentary (Elgar Publishing 2019)
  • Book (as sole author): The Functions of Arbitral Institutions (Kluwer Law International 2016)
  • Book (as co-author): Arbitrating Under the 2014 LCIA Rules (Kluwer Law International 2015)
  • Book (as co-author): Annulment and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards From a Comparative Law Perspective (Kluwer Law International 2018)
  • Chapter (as co-author): “The London Court of International Arbitration”, in Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law (Oxford University Press 2019)
  • Article (as co-author): “LCIA Perspectives: Views from the Continent”, Mealey's International Arbitration Report, Lexis Nexis (2019)
  • Article (as co-author): “Awards, Orders and Other Types of Decisions: A commentary of the AAA/BCDR Arbitration Rules”, BCDR International Arbitration Review (2018)
  • Article (as sole author): "Is the End Nigh Again? An Empirical Assessment of the ’Judicialization’ of International Arbitration,” 25 Am. Rev. Int’l Arb. 223 (2014)
  • Article (as sole author): "Neither Savile Row Nor Quite Vivienne Westwood: The Verdict on the 2014 LCIA Arbitration Rules," 2014 (4) Paris J. of Int’l Arb. 675 (2014)
  • Chapter (as sole author): "’Literature Review? What Literature Review?!’ – The Influence of Legal Culture on Scholarship in International Arbitration,” in The Evolution and Future of International Arbitration, Stavros Brekoulakis, Julian Lew, Loukas Mistelis (eds.) (Kluwer 2016)
  • Chapter (as sole author): "London Court of International Arbitration," in Arbitration in England, Julian D.M. Lew, H. Bor, G. Fullelove, Joanne Greenaway (eds.) (Kluwer 2013)
  • Chapter (as sole author): "The LCIA," in World Arbitration Reporter, Larry Shore and Loukas Mistelis (eds.) (Juris 2013 2016)
  • Empirical survey (as co-author): "International Arbitration Survey 2013: Corporate choices in International Arbitration,” Empirical survey sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Queen Mary, University of London (2013)
  • Chapter (as co-author): "International Fraud and Asset Tracing – France,”with Denis Chemla, European Lawyer Reference Series (2011)

Honors & Awards

Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders (2017-2020)

Legal 500 (U.S.), Arbitration (2018)

Legal 500 (U.K.), Arbitration (2015-2017)


University of London, Ph.D. (arbitration law)

Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. 

Fulbright Scholar

University of Geneva, Master in Public International Law

University of Lyon, Undergraduate French Law Degree

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • England & Wales
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