Coralie Darrigade

Coralie Darrigade is a founding partner of Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes and is recognized as “a great name in the market”. Prior to founding Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes she was a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP where she practiced for more than twenty years.

She has represented companies, States and State-owned entities in numerous investor-State and commercial arbitrations, under the Rules of the ICC, SCC, ICSID, and UNCITRAL Rules, among others. Her commercial arbitration experience includes multiple arbitrations arising from construction projects, energy and oil and gas arbitrations, disputes arising from M&A transactions and joint ventures, as well as commercial disputes related to sales, supply and other agreements.

Coralie’s industry experience includes arbitrations in the oil and gas, energy (nuclear and renewable), chemicals, medias, retail and defense sectors.

She consistently features in Who’s Who Legal – Arbitration, where she is described as “a leading figure in the international arbitration market”, with ‘impeccable work ethic”, an “excellent strategic thinker”, and an “exceptionally talented lawyer”. Clients and peers have also described her as “a brilliant and hands-on lawyer”, who “provides great strategic inputs in complex procedural and substantive issues”, and “an outstanding lawyer whose knowledge spans commercial and investor-state arbitration”. Coralie is recognized as a “leading individual” in The Legal 500 EMEA (Algeria – Foreign Firms).