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 Settlement of Investment Disputes and under the UNCITRAL rules, among other proceedings in various fora.

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.

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

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 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.

Hulley Enterprises Ltd., Yukos Universal Ltd., and Veteran Petroleum Ltd. v. Russian Federation
Representing the Russian Federation before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and in related foreign litigation involving the attempted enforcement of arbitral awards allegedly worth US$50 billion.

Güneş Tekstil Konfeksiyon Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi and others v. Republic of Uzbekistan
Represented Uzbekistan in an ICSID arbitration under the Turkey-Uzbekistan BIT 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.

Speaking Engagements

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

Publications

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)

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)