Jesse Sherrett

Jesse Sherrett


Jesse has over a decade of experience representing private and public sector clients in some of the largest and most high-profile commercial arbitrations in the world.

Jesse specializes in ‘bet the company’ complex multinational disputes arising out of major construction and development projects, strategic investments, large M&A transactions, and joint venture arrangements. These disputes arise out of several sectors including engineering and construction, power, oil & gas, mining, and private equity. Jesse’s disputes experience is truly global, including arbitrations and court litigation arising out of the Americas, Europe, East Asia and the Middle East.

Jesse has represented clients in arbitrations conducted under the ICC, LCIA, LMAA, and National Hockey League Rules and has appeared before several state and federal courts in the United States. Jesse has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a “Future Leader” in international arbitration. In Global Arbitration Review, Jesse has been praised for his “mastery of massive files” which is described as “prodigious.”


Representative matters

Two international construction contractors, Respondents in an ICC arbitration brought by a Middle Eastern State entity arising out of the development of a world-class medical facility in the Middle East. Law of the Claimant’s State, London seat. Over USD 3.7 billion at stake.

A French-German consortium, Claimant in an ICC arbitration in Stockholm against a Finnish utility company. The dispute arose from an agreement for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Finland. Finnish law applied. Over EUR 6.1 billion was at stake.

Turkish contractor Enka Insaat ve Sanayi AS in an ICC arbitration in London against U.S. insurance group Chubb. The dispute concerns claims filed before Russian courts by Chubb, in breach of an arbitration agreement, in relation to a fire at a power plant in which our client was building equipment. USD 400 million at stake.

A North American mining company, Respondent and Counterclaimant, in a dispute before a U.S. state court brought by its principal contractor regarding the construction of a mine in North America. The dispute relates to delays and cost overruns on the project. U.S. law governs.

Pro bono

Representing an indigent client in a civil action relating to debt bondage and human trafficking.

Representing indigent clients in a federal court action seeking the reversal of UCSIS’s rejection of applications for permanent residency under Special Immigrant Juvenile status.

Advising various indigent clients on Covid-19 relief benefits.

Published Work

  • Christopher Ryan and Jesse Sherrett (2023) “Mitigating Costs And Delays In The Energy Transition”, New York: Law360
  • J. Sherrett (2021) “International Arbitral Institutions Have Not Gone Far Enough in Issuing Reasoned Decisions on Adjudicated Administrative Matters”, The Netherlands: Transnational Dispute Management

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest lecturer, “Interim Measures in International Arbitration”, George Washington University Law School, February 2024
  • Speaker, “Key Issues Affecting the Enforcement of Foreign Arbitration Awards in the United States”, Lexology / Global Arbitration Review, December 2023
  • Guest lecturer, “Fundamentals of Arbitrator Ethics”, International Law Institute, November 2023
  • Guest lecturer, “Presentation and Use of Evidence in International Commercial Arbitration”, International Law Institute, November 2023

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)
  • Member, Society of Construction Law


  • Future Leader – Arbitration, Who’s Who Legal, 2024



New York, USA, 2011
District of Colombia, USA, 2020


B.A., International Relations, University of Toronto, 2003
M.A., War Studies, King’s College London, 2004
J.D., Law, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, 2010


A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.