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Nadia is a Senior Associate with International Arbitration and Construction Disputes Group in London. She is a Solicitor Advocate - Higher Courts (Civil Proceedings). She specialises in complex, cross-border commercial dispute resolution, with a particular focus on international arbitration. She regularly acts in international commercial arbitrations administered under the rules of the major international arbitral institutions, as well as in ad hoc arbitration proceedings.

Nadia has advised clients from sectors as diverse as private equity, on-line retail, energy, telecommunications, international trade, construction and engineering, private equity and financial services.

Nadia is also experienced in litigation before in the Commercial Court in London. She regularly advises on the drafting of arbitration clauses in commercial and financial agreements.

Nadia is an English solicitor and admitted to practice in Russia. 

Nadia has been recognised in Legal500 as a ‘Rising Star in International Arbitration’ for 2021.

Practices

Professional Affiliations

    • London Court of International Arbitration
    • RCAN
    • Arbitral Women
    • RCAN
    • Arbitral Women
    • Arbitral Women
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Representative Experience

Nadia is representing, or has recently represented:

  • A private equity fund in a US $300 million LCIA arbitration in relation to a complex fraud dispute arising out of an M&A transaction. Parallel proceedings in Cyprus, US and Russia;
  • A minority shareholder in an arbitration under the LCIA Rules arising out of a breach of a shareholders agreement and acts of unfair prejudice in relation to the biggest Russian online retailer, coordinating parallel interim measures and enforcement proceedings in various jurisdictions, including British Virgin Islands, Cyprus and Malta, successfully defending a challenge to an arbitral award under s.68 of Arbitration Act in the High Court and recovering costs on indemnity basis: Koshigi Limited, Svoboda Corporation v Donna Union Foundation, Ulmart Holdings Limited [2019] EWHC 122 (Comm);
  • The biggest Russian bank in a set of LCIA arbitration proceedings arising out of a breach of a guarantee issued to secure obligations of a shipping company under facility agreements. Interim proceedings in Malta;
  • A US oil & gas company in a LCIA arbitration under English law concerning a project in Angola in the successful defence of a claim for unpaid invoices brought by a multi-national;
  • A food manufacturer in a set of SCC arbitration proceedings in a successful defence of the alleged breach of a settlement agreement;
  • A state in settlement negotiations of a claim in an arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules arising out of an alleged breach of a BIT agreement; and
  • A South Korean client on a potential BIT claim against Kazakhstan.

Prior to joining the firm, Nadia worked as Counsel at the Secretariat of the LCIA in London with a particular focus on matters involving parties from Russia and the CIS region.

Publications

Rasstavit tocki nad i: the lessons learnt from recent judgments of the Russian courts on the enforcement of arbitration agreements and awards, PLC Arbitration Blog, October 2018;

Validity of notices and requests for arbitration: when context and rules are key factors, PLC Arbitration Blog, February 2018;

Arbitration institutions: an insider’s perspective, RAA Newsletter, Issue 7, 2017;

Third party funding and pitfalls of privilege, PLC Arbitration Blog, June 2017;

The curious case of state immunity: how to avoid a Pyrrhic victory, PLC Arbitration Blog, August 2016; and

The Resolution of Disputes at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA): Practical Aspects - Russian Law Journal, Vol. II (2014), Issue 2.