Emmanuel Gaillard, Chairman of the IAI, is acknowledged as one of the world's leading experts on international arbitration. He has written extensively on all aspects of international arbitration law, in French and in English. He is a co-author of Fouchard Gaillard Goldman On International Arbitration, the leading and most exhaustive publication in this field. Emmanuel Gaillard teaches International Arbitration and Private International Law at the University of Paris XII. He has acted as arbitrator, counsel and expert in over 250 international arbitration proceedings and Chair of Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration practice.
Anti-suit injunctions are a device, originally found in common law countries, whereby a court orders a party to refrain from bringing a claim before the courts of another State or before an arbitral tribunal or, if the party has already brought such a claim, orders that party to withdraw from, or to suspend, the proceedings. The court that retains its jurisdiction or anticipates that it will do so thus seeks to protect such jurisdiction or, more generally, the jurisdiction of the forum it deems to be the most appropriate.