Shearman And Sterling

News July 17, 2015

Shearman & Sterling Expands Market-leading Global International Arbitration Practice with Addition of Sharpe

Shearman & Sterling has expanded its market-leading global International Arbitration practice with the addition of partner Jeremy Sharpe in London.

Jeremy Sharpe comes to Shearman & Sterling from his position as Chief of Investment Arbitration in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. He led a six-lawyer team that represented the United States in investor-State and State-to-State disputes arising under U.S. international investment agreements, including NAFTA and CAFTA.

“We are very pleased that a top-tier international arbitration lawyers has joined our firm,” said Creighton Condon, the firm’s Senior Partner. “Jeremy is an outstanding addition to Shearman & Sterling and will reinforce a practice that is already considered the gold standard globally.”

“The addition of Jeremy to Shearman & Sterling further consolidates a stronger-than-ever International Arbitration practice at Shearman & Sterling. He brings to our team unique skills and experience, a deep knowledge of the market, and tremendous market recognition which our clients value.”

Jeremy Sharpe is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches courses on international dispute resolution. He has served as the Legal Adviser to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and as an Attorney-Adviser in the State Department's Office of African and Near Eastern Affairs and Office of International Claims and Investment Disputes. He has written extensively on international arbitration and public international law topics.

“The firm’s international arbitration practice is truly an all-star lineup,” Jeremy Sharpe said, “and I’m very excited to be part of this global team.”

Shearman & Sterling has an exceptional track record in the field of international arbitration and is considered the market leader for sensitive and high-stakes international disputes. The firm’s international arbitration team has secured the two largest awards ever issued in the history of international arbitration: a landmark $50 billion award in favor of the majority shareholders of the former Yukos Oil Company against the Russian Federation and a $2.47 billion award in favor of the Dow Chemical Company relating to a failed joint-venture dispute in Kuwait.