Yas Banifatemi is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration Group and leads the firm’s Public International Law Practice. She is also a member of the Firm’s 9-member Policy Committee. She advises and represents States, State-owned entities and companies on both public international law and international arbitration issues. She has acted as counsel and arbitrator in arbitration cases under the ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, SCC, CRCICA and Swiss Arbitration Rules, with particular focus on investment protection, oil & gas and general commercial matters.

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