Yas Banifatemi works as a partner for the law firm of Shearman & Sterling, specializing in the firm’s International Arbitration Group. She advises clients on public international law and international arbitration issues and has acted as counsel and arbitrator in cases under many of the international bodies and rules with a particular focus on investment protection, oil & gas and general commercial matters. She is known for her “sharp intellect and is an important person in the world of international arbitration.” Banifatemi is known for being a “star performer” in the legal world and has been named as one of the best young attorneys by American Lawyer and Global Arbitration Review.
Banifatemi earned her Ph.D. in International Law from Panthéon-Assas University and LL.M. from Harvard Law School.