Emma Lindsay is a partner at Withers in New York where she leads the firm’s public international law and international arbitration team in the United States. Originally trained as a barrister in London, Emma has practiced international law in The Hague, Geneva and New York for nearly twenty years. Emma represents and advises governments, corporations, individuals and organizations on matters including the negotiation, interpretation and application of treaties, sovereignty over territory, land and maritime boundaries, sanctions, state immunity, international investment law, international human rights law and the law of the sea. She has particular expertise in matters before the International Court of Justice. In addition to her work as counsel, Emma sits as an arbitrator in international commercial disputes.
Emma chairs her firm’s US pro bono committee and has an active pro bono practice encompassing representation and advice in matters at the state, federal, regional and international levels, including proceedings before the United States Supreme Court, the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (the Khmer Rouge Tribunal) and various United Nations bodies. Emma has taught public international law and international arbitration to students at New York University School of Law, Columbia Law School and the New School University, among others. She publishes and speaks widely in the fields of public international law and international arbitration.