Partner Yas Banifatemi (Paris-International Arbitration) has been appointed to the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Court of Arbitration for a term of two years from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2021.
SIAC is an independent not-for-profit organization which has established a track record for providing best-in-class arbitration services to the global business community. SIAC's Court of Arbitration consists of eminent lawyers and professionals from all over the world. The Court's main functions include the appointment of arbitrators, as well as overall supervision of case administration at SIAC.
Yas is Co-Head of Shearman & Sterling’s Global International Arbitration Practice and leads its Global Public International Law practice. She acts as counsel or arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings under the Rules of the SIAC, ICC, ICSID, SCC, LCIA, CRCICA, HKIAC and the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, as well as in ad hoc proceedings.
Yas is widely recognized as one of the most prominent arbitration and public international law specialists worldwide. She has been repeatedly praised in all leading professional directories and earns “acclaim for her excellent track record in arbitration.” She is described as being “truly outstanding,” a “star performer,” a “brilliant lawyer with a sharp intellect,” an “excellent practitioner” and “one of the best technicians in the international investment arbitration field” with a “thorough understanding of the law she practices.”