Gaillard Debate 2024: Benjamin Siino to debate with Shane Spelliscy

The Third Emmanuel Gaillard Debate (26 June 2024) will take place between Shane Spelliscy, Director General of the Trade Law Bureau of the Government of Canada and Deputy Legal Adviser at Global Affairs Canada and Chairman of the UNCITRAL Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform, and Benjamin Siino, founding partner of GBS Disputes.

In addition to being an outstanding thinker and teacher, Professor Emmanuel Gaillard was also a masterful and fearsome debater. This is how the idea of a debate to commemorate Professor Gaillard came about, with two experts in the field crossing swords over a complex question of international arbitration.

For this edition, Benjamin Siino and Shane Spelliscy will challenge each other on “Is the finality of arbitral awards an essential attribute of international arbitration?”

The Emmanuel Gaillard Debate is part of the 2024 Session of the Arbitration Academy.

The Emmanuel Gaillard Debate, sponsored by Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes, will take place at Port Javel des Yachts de Paris – Port Javel Haut – 75015 Paris from 18:30 to 20:00 and will be followed by a cruise cocktail.