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Jennifer Younan is a partner in the International Arbitration practice.

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 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 and acquisitions, joint ventures), banking and finance, infrastructure/transportation, construction and general commercial matters.

Jennifer 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 is featured in Who’s Who Arbitration – Future Leaders 2018. The publication, which is based upon an independent survey of general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide, profiles the foremost practitioners in the global arbitration community aged 45 and under and notes that Jennifer “draws praise for her ‘sharp intellect and ability to keep calm under any circumstances’”. The 2017 inaugural edition of the same survey notes that she is a “delightful individual, very talented and wonderful to work with”. Jennifer is also featured in the 2018 edition of Who’s Who Legal: France, where she is described as an “extremely bright lawyer” and “a big name of the future”, as well as being “commended for her expertise advising states and state-owned entities on both commercial and investment-treaty proceedings”.

Jennifer is admitted to practice in New South Wales (Australia), England and Wales and Paris (as a foreign qualified lawyer).