Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Paris
Jennifer Younan is a partner in the International Arbitration practice of Shearman & Sterling LLP.
She has extensive experience advising and representing States, State-owned entities and companies in investment treaty and commercial arbitrations conducted under most major institutional rules, including the ICSID, ICC, LCIA and Swiss Rules, and in ad hoc arbitrations, with a particular focus on investment and energy disputes in Eastern Europe and the CIS region.
Jennifer has notably participated in several of the largest international disputes submitted to arbitration. Her experience covers a wide range of sectors, including energy (oil and gas, power, nuclear), business combinations (mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures), banking and finance, infrastructure/transportation, construction and general commercial matters. She also sits as arbitrator.
Jennifer is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, ICC Task Forces on maximizing the probative value of witness evidence and addressing issues of corruption in international arbitration, and an Australian Government Delegate to the UNCITRAL Working Group II on Arbitration and Conciliation.
Jennifer is admitted to practice in New South Wales (Australia), England and Wales and Paris (as a foreign qualified lawyer).