Alina is an associate based in the London office. She has experience in public international law and international dispute resolution across a range of sectors, including banking & finance, oil & gas, energy and telecommunications. She has experience advising sovereign states, state-owned entities and private parties before the International Court of Justice and international arbitral tribunals, as well as in non-contentious matters under public international law.
Her recent experience includes:
- Representing multiple claimants in a pair of UNCITRAL/ad hoc arbitrations against a North African State under the Agreement on Promotion, Protection and Guarantee of Investments amongst the Member States of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC Agreement) and a Bilateral Investment Treaty
- Representing Eni in its ICSID investment treaty claim against Nigeria
- Representing a European gambling operator in two LCIA arbitrations arising from multiple concession agreements
Alina is also involved in the firm’s pro bono practice, having recently worked with REDRESS on a project promoting balanced gender representation in UN human rights organs and mechanisms. Alina has previously worked at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, advising on matters relating to international economic organisations.
Alina holds an LLM in international law with distinction from the University of Cambridge, where she was awarded the McAulay Scholarship and the Jacovides Prize for excellence in academic performance. She also holds an LLB (First Class Honours) from the University of Athens and a Minor in Finance from the American College of Greece. She has also studied international business at Harvard University, international commercial litigation and arbitration at the London School of Economics (LSE), and attended the International Academy for Arbitration Law in Paris, where she was awarded the Laureate of the Academy Prize. She speaks Greek, English, French, and has a working knowledge of Spanish.