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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, SCC 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 Forces on maximizing the probative value of witness evidence and addressing issues of corruption in international arbitration, and an Australian Government Delegate to the UNCITRAL Working Group II on Arbitration and Conciliation.

Jennifer has featured in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders since its inaugural edition. 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. The 2020 edition notes that Jennifer “is highly regarded for her first-rate arbitration practice by market sources who pinpoint her as ‘a future leader in the profession’”. Previous editions of the same publication note that she “draws praise for her ‘sharp intellect and ability to keep calm under any circumstances’”, is a “delightful individual, very talented and wonderful to work with” and “enjoys a strong reputation in the international arbitration market where she is well known for her work handling complex commercial and investor-state arbitration proceedings”. She is also featured in the 2019 and 2018 editions of Who’s Who Legal: France, where she is described as an “excellent practitioner”, an “extremely bright lawyer” and “a big name of the future”. Jennifer is recognized as a “next generation lawyer” in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500: France – International Arbitration.

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