Emma Lindsay

Partner | New York

Emma is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team.

Emma leads the firm’s international arbitration team in the United States. She specializes in investor-state arbitration, international commercial arbitration and public international law. She represents corporations, governments, individuals and organizations around the world and across a wide range of industries, including energy, infrastructure, insurance, pharmaceuticals, technology, tourism, hospitality and financial services. She also appears in U.S. federal and state courts in international litigation matters. In addition to her work as counsel, Emma sits as an arbitrator.

Emma’s experience spans disputes involving the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. She is ranked in Who’s Who Legal (Arbitration: Future Leaders) and was selected as one of Latin America’s Top 100 Female Lawyers by Latinvex in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for her arbitration and litigation practice involving the region. She regularly advises clients in connection with transactional matters, including risk mitigation in investment strategies and the drafting of dispute resolution clauses in international contracts.

As part of her international practice, Emma represents and advises states, corporations, individuals, international organizations and non-governmental organizations on public international law matters including the negotiation, interpretation and application of treaties, sovereignty over territory, land and maritime boundaries, state immunity, international investment law and international human rights law. She has particular expertise in matters before the International Court of Justice.

Emma has an active pro bono practice spanning representation and advice in matters at the state, federal, regional and international levels, including proceedings before the United States Supreme Court, the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (the Khmer Rouge Tribunal) and various United Nations bodies.

Secretary Laura Gosheff

Track record




Represented U.S. manufacturer and distributor of skincare products against Norwegian supplier in arbitration in London under JAMS.

Successfully defended African State against jurisdiction of ICC arbitration tribunal allegedly based on unsigned contract containing arbitration clause.

Represented U.S. hospitality company in AAA/ICDR arbitration concerning acquisition of restaurant chain from Japanese and U.S. sellers.

New York, 2004

England & Wales, 2002

Seasteads: Self-Isolation For The Ultra Wealthy,’ Billionaire - July 16, 2020, featured

‘More Women Help Settle High-Stakes Overseas Arbitration Disputes,’ Bloomberg Big Law Business - September 10, 2018, quoted

Panelist, Discovery in aid of arbitration under 28 USC §1782, Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders Arbitration Conference, Washington DC (2019)

Panelist, Effective Advocacy in International Arbitration, PLI International Arbitration Day, New York (2017)

Speaker, Roundtable on Women in International Arbitration, New York University School of Law, New York (2017)


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