Emma Lindsay

Partner | New York

Secretary Laura Gosheff


Track record

Mainland Chinese industrial conglomerate

Represented a mainland Chinese industrial conglomerate, Zhongshan Fucheng Industrial Investment Co. Ltd., on a billion-dollar treaty claim against the Federal Republic of Nigeria under the China-Nigeria bilateral investment treaty. 

Treaty obligations

Advising State on treaty obligations, including State-to-State arbitration proceedings.

Human rights treaty

Advising State on proceedings before International Court of Justice concerning human rights treaty.

Free trade zone UNCITRAL arbitration

Representing Asian investor in UNCITRAL arbitration against Sub-Saharan African State involving bilateral investment treaty claims related to free trade zone.

Marine biological diversity UN treaty

Advising coalition of 40 international and non-governmental organizations in advocacy with States and other stakeholders for development of new UN treaty for conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.

Aviation and sovereignty issues

Advising State in relation to international aviation and sovereignty issues under public international law.

Conversion and unjust enrichment

Defending Chinese company against claims for conversion and unjust enrichment totaling US$3 billion.

LCIA arbitration of bankruptcy proceedings

Advising Ukrainian company on implications for LCIA arbitration in London of US bankruptcy proceedings involving respondent.


  • 'The New Age of Dispute Resolution: Digitization & Evolving Norms,' United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) - February 13, 2023, speaker
  • 'Developments in Dispute Resolution in the Digital Economy,' United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) - February 8, 2023, speaker
  • 'American Society of International Law New York,' International Arbitration Center - November 15, 2021, panelist
  • 'Enforcement of arbitral awards,' GAR Live New York - October 7, 2021, panelist

  • 'International Arbitration 2021,' Practising Law Institute Program - June 22, 2021, speaker

  • The Fourteenth Annual Generations in Arbitration Conference Program, Welcoming Remarks - Hong Kong Week 2020 - November 4, 2020, speaker

  • 'The Duty of Good Faith in International Dispute Settlement,' American Society of International Law Annual Meeting - 2020, 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, panelist

  • 'Roundtable on Women in International Arbitration,' New York University School of Law, New York - 2017, speaker

  • 'Advising on JV Disputes Between U.S. and Asian Companies,' 5thInternational Arbitration Summit for Korea and Japan, Seoul, South Korea - 2016, speaker

  • 'Skills That Make a Difference: What It Takes To Be Effective Counsel in International Arbitration/How to Get Your First Arbitrator Appointment,' Young ArbitralWomen Practitioners Conference, New York - 2016, panelist

  • 'The International Criminal Court: A Primer for U.S. Lawyers,' Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, New York - 2016, speaker

  • 'Victims' Search for Justice: International Criminal Tribunals and the Victims' Role,' American Bar Association Section of International Law Spring Meeting, New York - 2016, panelist

  • 'Victim Participation at the International Criminal Court,' The New School University, New York - 2015, guest lecturer