Yas Banifatemi

Visiting Lecturer in Law

(spring term)


Yas Banifatemi is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and Lecturer at University of Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I), where she teaches international investment arbitration. She also conducts a workshop on written skills in international arbitration at Sciences Po Law School.

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Yas Banifatemi

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Education & Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. (Public International Law), Panthéon-Assas University, 1997

LL.M., Harvard Law School, 1997

Courses Taught


  • International Commercial Arbitration

Yas Banifatemi is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and Lecturer at University of Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I), where she teaches international investment arbitration. She also conducts a workshop on written skills in international arbitration at Sciences Po Law School. In 2004, she was the Director of Studies in Public International Law at the Hague Academy of International Law, and is expected to teach a Course in the Private International Law session of 2019. She is a founding member of the International Academy for Arbitration Law (Arbitration Academy). She researches in the areas of public international law and international arbitration, and has authored numerous publications in these fields.

Dr. Banifatemi heads Shearman & Sterling’s Public International Law practice and acts as counsel and arbitrator in the field of international arbitration, with particular focus on investment treaty arbitration and oil and gas matters. In 2015, she was appointed a Member of the LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration) Court and a Vice-President of the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) International Court of Arbitration.