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5th Annual Asset Recovery International
1-3 February 2023

Benjamin Siino
Partner at Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes (France)


Benjamin Siino is a founding partner of Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes and is recognized as “one of the best French experts in enforcement of arbitral awards”. Prior to founding Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes he was a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP where he practiced for more than ten years. His experience includes international ad hoc arbitrations, including under UNCITRAL Rules, and institutional arbitrations under the Rules of the ICC and ICSID, with a strong focus on energy, investment and general commercial arbitrations, as well as arbitrations related to Africa. 

Benjamin also acts as counsel in litigation proceedings before, with a focus on proceedings to seek the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign judgments.  Notably, Benjamin is heavily involved in the enforcement of the USD 50 billion award on behalf of the majority shareholders of the former Yukos Oil Company against the Russian Federation, across multiple jurisdictions.

Benjamin develops and implements asset tracing strategies to identify and locate recoverable assets worldwide, through the most complex money laundering schemes and corporate structures. He has extensive experience in cross‐border cases and has traced assets in all shapes and forms.

Benjamin is featured in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2020-2022. The publication, which is based upon an independent survey of general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide, profiles the foremost practitioners in the global arbitration community aged 45 and under. It notes that Benjamin is “one of the leaders in international arbitration”, “one of the top few to perfectly master judicial and arbitral questions”, and “a true expert in the field of recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards”.

Agenda Sessions

  • Attachment Orders, Bailiffs and Charging Orders – practical aspects of enforcement


Speakers at this event