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, including the ICSID, ICC, LCIA and Swiss Rules, and in ad hoc
arbitrations, with a particular focus on investment and energy disputes. Jennifer Younan 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.
Jennifer Younan is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, ICC Task Force on maximizing the probative value of witness evidence and an Australian Government Delegate to the UNCITRAL Working Group II on Arbitration and Conciliation.
Jennifer Younan is featured in the Who’s Who Arbitration – Future Leaders 2017. The publication, which is based upon an independent survey of general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide, profiles the foremost practitioners in the arbitration community aged 45 and under. She is described as a “delightful individual, very talented and wonderful to work with”.
Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling in 2003, Jennifer Younan clerked for the Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG at the High Court of Australia.
Jennifer Younan is admitted to practice in New South Wales (Australia), England and Wales and Paris (as a foreign qualified lawyer).