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Jennifer Younan

Tel:
Work +33 1 53 89 70 00
Email:
Shearman & Sterling LLP

Work Department

International Arbitration

Position

Partner in Shearman & Sterling's International Arbitration practice

Career

Jennifer Younan 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.

She 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.

Languages

English and French

Member

  • Member, ICC Task Force on Maximizing the Probative Value of Witness Evidence
  • Australian Government Delegate, UNCITRAL Working Group II (Arbitration and Conciliation / Dispute Settlement)
  • List of Arbitrators, Bucharest International Arbitration Centre (BIAC)
  • ICCA 2018 Ambassador, 24th ICCA Congress, Sydney, Australia
  • Member, American Society of International Law (ASIL)
  • Fellow, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA)
  • Member, British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)
  • Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
  • Member, International Arbitration Institute (IAI)
  • Member, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

Education

  • University of Oxford, Magdalen College, M.Phil.
  • University of Oxford, Magdalen College, B.C.L.
  • University of New South Wales, LL.B.
  • University of New South Wales, B.Com


France: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Shearman & Sterling LLP has established itself as the leading ultimate reference for international arbitration in France: the Paris office is home to the firm’s international arbitration hub and to one of the market’s largest teams with 50 dedicated lawyers, who have a unique track record and consistently attract instructions on multibillion-dollar disputes in relation with the Arabic world, Africa and Europe. The group is managing a diverse and prominent commercial and investment arbitration portfolio spanning construction, telecoms, oil and gas price review and exploration issues. Recent highlights include representing Ukraine in an ICSID arbitration initiated by Emergofin and Velbay regarding an aluminium and alumina production company. The practice also obtained a precedent-setting victory regarding abusive claim definition when defending Algeria in a $4bn ICSID arbitration initiated by Orascom TMT. Areva, Yukos Oil‘s former majority shareholder, Egyptian Natural Gas, the Arab Republic of Egypt, Sonatrach, the Government of Lithuania and EDF are clients. Heading the firm’s global practice, Emmanuel Gaillard is the one and only market's leading figure in France. Yas Banifatemi, who leads the global public international law practice, also stands out. Coralie Darrigade, Jennifer Younan, Maude Lebois and Mohamed Shelbaya are key members, along with counsels Daniel Reich and Benjamin Siino.

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