Jeremy Sharpe is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration and Public International Law Groups, based in London. He counsels private and sovereign clients on diverse matters of international dispute resolution, public international law, and international investment law and policy. He has acted as counsel for disputing parties and non-disputing parties in more than 25 international investment disputes, and in numerous international commercial disputes under institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules.
Jeremy previously served as Chief of Investment Arbitration in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State, representing the United States in investor-State and State-to-State disputes arising under bilateral investment treaties and investment chapters of free trade agreements. In that capacity, he led a team that successfully defended the United States in over $2 billion in claims and advised on the negotiation of several major multilateral and bilateral investment treaties on behalf of the United States.
Jeremy’s State Department experience also includes serving as Attorney-Adviser in the Office of African and Near Eastern Affairs, where he coordinated Iraq-related legal issues for the State Department, and in the Office of International Claims and Investment Disputes, where he represented U.S. investor interests and acted as counsel for the United States in international commercial and investment disputes and in claims before the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal. He also served as the Legal Adviser to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, where he advised the ambassador and other embassy principals on U.S., Iraqi, and international law.
Before joining the State Department, Jeremy practiced international commercial and investment arbitration at a leading international practice in Washington, D.C. and clerked for Judge Charles N. Brower at the Iran-US Claims Tribunal in The Hague.