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Jennifer Younan is a partner in the International Arbitration practice.

She advises and represents companies, State-owned entities and States 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 in emerging markets. 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 & acquisitions, joint ventures), banking and finance, infrastructure/transportation, construction and general commercial matters. She also sits as arbitrator.

Jennifer is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, ICC Task Force on addressing issues of corruption in international arbitration, and an Australian Government Delegate to the UNCITRAL Working Group II on Arbitration and Conciliation.

Jennifer is featured in Who’s Who Legal – Arbitration 2021, where clients and peers describe her as “a brilliant individual”, an “all-round excellent international arbitration practitioner” and “an exceptional legal mind”. Previously, Who’s Who Legal Arbitration Future Leaders noted that Jennifer “is highly regarded for her first-rate arbitration practice”, with market sources pinpointing her “as a future leader in the profession”. She also draws praise for her “sharp intellect and ability to keep calm under any circumstances”, is described as a “delightful individual, very talented and wonderful to work with” and is reported to enjoy “a strong reputation in the international arbitration market where she is well known for her work handling complex commercial and investor-state arbitration proceedings”.

Jennifer is also featured in the 2020 edition of Who’s Who Legal: France, where she is singled out as “a real star” and commended for her “strong advocacy skills”. Previous editions describe her 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 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).