Jennifer A. Ivers

Associate, Washington, DC

Biography

Overview

Jennifer Ivers is an associate in the International Arbitration Practice Group. She specializes in international arbitration and litigation.

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 relation to arbitrations before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and under the UNCITRAL rules, among other proceedings in various forums.

She also has experience working in the Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce at the US 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.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
Education
JD
Georgetown University Law Center
BA
Georgetown University
Languages
English
Russian

Experience

JSC 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 Foreign Investment Law in a dispute concerning the expropriation of their hotel properties.

Vladislav Kim and others v. Republic of Uzbekistan
Representing the Republic of Uzbekistan in an ICSID arbitration under the Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan bilateral investment treaty in a dispute concerning two cement plants.

Güneş Tekstil Konfeksiyon Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi and others v. Republic of Uzbekistan
Representing the Republic of Uzbekistan in an ICSID arbitration under the Turkey-Uzbekistan bilateral investment treaty in a dispute concerning a shopping complex.

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.

Speaking Engagements

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

Publications

Addressing the Coming Wave of COVID-19 Fraud and Corruption Allegations in International Arbitration (White & Case LLP, April 2020) (co-authored with Brody K. Greenwald)

Addressing Corruption Allegations in International Arbitration, Brill Research Perspectives in International Investment Law and Arbitration (2019) (co-author 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)

Awards and Recognition

US Department of Commerce, Silver Medal Award (2019)

International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, Joseph T. McLaughlin Award for Original Student Article (2014)