Jennifer A. Ivers
Jennifer Ivers is an Associate at White & Case LLP and practices with the International Arbitration Group in Washington, D.C., where she specializes in international arbitration and litigation.
Jennifer has been recognized as a Rising Star in the United States and in Commercial Arbitration by the International Financial Law Review, which praised her "magnificent skills in arbitration."
Jennifer advises foreign sovereigns and private investors in high-stakes international disputes involving complex issues of law and fact. She has acted as counsel in arbitrations before numerous arbitral fora, including ICSID and the ICC, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
Jennifer is a member of the Cross-Institutional Task Force on Gender Diversity in International Arbitral Appointments and Proceedings, which released a ground-breaking report as part of the ICCA Report series in 2020. She also co-authored the leading monograph "Addressing Corruption Allegations in International Arbitration" (Brill 2019), and is actively involved in pro bono matters at the firm.
In addition, Jennifer has experience working in the Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she focused on issues related to investment, export finance, Africa, and China, among others. In 2019, Jennifer was awarded the Silver Medal Award, the second-highest form of honorary recognition bestowed by the Department, for her work in drafting, negotiating, and implementing Memoranda of Understanding to expand US exports to four African countries.
At the Georgetown University Law Center, Jennifer was an Articles Editor on the Georgetown Law Journal, and also served as a Law Fellow for Legal Research and Writing.
Bursel Tekstil Sanayi Ve Diş Ticaret A.Ş., Burhan Enuştekin, and Selim Kaptanoğlu v. Republic of Uzbekistan
Representing the Republic of Uzbekistan in an ICSID arbitration brought under the Turkey-Uzbekistan BIT in a dispute concerning the claimants' alleged investment in the cotton textile industry in Uzbekistan.
JSC Tashkent Mechanical Plant and Others v. The Kyrgyz Republic
Representing the claimants in an ICSID Additional Facility arbitration under the Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan bilateral investment treaty and Kyrgyz Investment Law in a dispute concerning the expropriation of their hotel properties.
Webuild S.p.A. (formerly Salini Impregilo S.p.A.) v. Republic of Panama
Representing Webuild in an ICSID arbitration brought under the Italy-Panama bilateral investment treaty in a dispute concerning the Panama Canal expansion project.
Güneş Tekstil Konfeksiyon Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi and others v. Republic of Uzbekistan
Represented the Republic of Uzbekistan in an ICSID arbitration under the Turkey-Uzbekistan BIT in a dispute concerning a shopping complex, in which Uzbekistan obtained the dismissal of nearly 90% of the claimed damages, including the entire moral damages claim.
Spentex Netherlands, B.V. v. Republic of Uzbekistan
Represented the Republic of Uzbekistan in an ICSID arbitration under the Netherlands-Uzbekistan bilateral investment treaty in a dispute concerning an investment in the textile industry, in which the claims of the investor were dismissed in their entirety.
Oxus Gold PLC v. Republic of Uzbekistan
Represented the Republic of Uzbekistan in an UNCITRAL arbitration under the UK-Uzbekistan bilateral investment treaty in a dispute concerning two mining projects, in which the tribunal dismissed more than 99 percent of the US$ 1.33 billion in damages claimed by the investor.
JSC BTA Bank v. The Kyrgyz Republic
Represented JSC BTA Bank in an UNCITRAL arbitration under the Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan bilateral investment treaty in a dispute concerning an investment in a bank.
ICCA Congress, "Diversity and Inclusion and Launch of Cross-Institutional Task Force 2022 Report on Gender Diversity in Arbitral Appointments and Proceedings," Edinburgh, September 2022
Workshop on the Biden Initiative Against Corruption and Recent Challenges in the Area of Arbitration and Crime, "Ratification of Tainted Contracts," Basel, May 2022
University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Conference on Prospects of International Commercial Arbitration in Uzbekistan, "Practical Considerations for International Arbitration Claims," April 2022
University of Pennsylvania, "Diversity and Inclusion: Current Initiatives and Next Steps," April 2022
Université de Lausanne, "The Impact of COVID on International Arbitration Procedure," October 2021
Uzbek Arbitration Week, "Launch of the Tashkent International Arbitration Centre Arbitrator Diversity Checklist," September 2021
Asian International Arbitration Centre, Diversity in Arbitration Week 2021, "Are We Still Charting the Way?," July 2021
Women in eDiscovery, "How eDiscovery Differs in Arbitration from Civil Litigation," May 2021
GAR Interactive: BITs, "The GAR Interactive Debate: This House Believes That Big Tech Will Embrace Investment Arbitration," January 2021
Westminster International University in Tashkent, "Advocacy Skills in International Investment Arbitration," December 2020
Arbitral Women, Young Mute-Off Thursdays Series, "The ICCA Report on Gender Diversity," December 2020
Young ICCA, "Bridging the Gap: Young Practitioners and Gender Diversity," October 2020
Juris Conferences, Fourteenth Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference, "True or False: The USMCA Chapter on Investment Represents the New State-of-the-Art in Investment Protection Treaties," May 2020
Central Asian Arbitration Summit, "Amending BITs to Balance State and Public Interests in Environmental Issues," Bishkek, November 2019
"The Impact of COVID-19 on International Arbitration Procedure," in The Impact of COVID on International Disputes (Brill, International and Comparative Business Law and Public Policy, Vol. 2, 2022) (co-authored with Kristen Young and Katherine Schroeder)
Another New Normal? How the USMCA's State-of-the-Art Investment Chapter Can Guide Broader Change in Investor-State Dispute Resolution, in Investment Treaty Arbitration And International Law, Vol. 14 (2021) (co-authored with Alyssa Howard)
Cross-Institutional Task Force Releases Groundbreaking Report on Gender Diversity in Arbitral Appointments and Proceedings, Kluwer Arbitration Blog (2020) (co-authored with Hannelore Sklar and Nicola Peart)
Report of the Cross-Institutional Task Force on Gender Diversity in Arbitral Appointments and Proceedings, The ICCA Reports No. 8 (2020) (co-authored as a Member of the Cross-Institutional Task Force on Gender Diversity)
Addressing the Coming Wave of COVID-19 Fraud and Corruption Allegations in International Arbitration, White & Case LLP (2020) (co-authored with Brody K. Greenwald)
Addressing Corruption Allegations in International Arbitration, Brill Research Perspectives in International Investment Law and Arbitration (2019) (co-authored with Brody K. Greenwald)
Full Disclosure? Conflicts of Interest Arising From Third-Party Funding in International Commercial Arbitration, Georgetown Law Journal, 101 Geo. L.J. 1649 (2013)
International Financial Law Review, "Rising Star" in the United States and in Commercial Arbitration (2021)
US Department of Commerce, Silver Medal Award (2019)
International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, Joseph T. McLaughlin Award for Original Student Article (2014)