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Jennifer Younan

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Jennifer Younan is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s international arbitration group. 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, and in ad hoc arbitrations (including under the UNCITRAL arbitration rules), with a particular focus on investment and energy disputes in Eastern Europe and the CIS States.

Jennifer has notably participated in several of the largest international disputes submitted to arbitration, including acting as counsel to the majority shareholders in the former Yukos Oil Company against the Russian Federation. These arbitrations resulted in the largest arbitral award ever issued in excess of US$50 billion. Her experience covers a wide range of disputes, including energy (oil and gas, power, nuclear), business combinations (mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures), banking and finance, infrastructure and transportation, construction and general commercial matters.

Jennifer is a member of the ICC commission on arbitration and ADR, and the ICC task force on maximising the probative value of witness evidence. She also serves as an Australian government delegate to the UNCITRAL working group II on arbitration and conciliation. Along with Emmanuel Gaillard, she co-edited State Entities in International Arbitration, a book published as part of the IAI Series on International Arbitration.

An Australian and French national, Jennifer holds an MPhil and BCL from the University of Oxford, and LLB and BCom from the University of New South Wales, Australia. She is admitted in New South Wales, Australia and Paris (as a foreign-qualified lawyer). She is also qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales.

She speaks English and French.

WWL says: Jennifer Younan draws praise for her "sharp intellect and ability to keep calm under any circumstances".

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