Valeriya is a dual-qualified international associate in the Washington, DC office. She has experience advising private corporations, high-net-worth individuals, and States in a variety of sectors, including energy, construction and manufacturing, across a range of arbitral institutional rules. Valeriya has also advised international organizations and NGOs on questions of international public law, European law and human rights.

Her recent experience includes:

  • Acting for two consortia of energy companies in three separate series of disputes against a Central Asian State arising from a long-term production sharing agreement, the arbitrations include issues of tax, cost recovery, and environmental inspections
  • Representing a high-net-worth individual in a $14b ad hoc UNCITRAL arbitration against a CIS state in respect of his investments in banking, mining, real estate and heavy manufacturing industries, the representation included successfully obtaining an interim award from the tribunal to suspend the parallel extradition proceedings against the client
  • Successfully representing a Dutch investor against an Eastern European state in a $750m ICSID arbitration under a BIT relating to a judicial expropriation of a metallurgical plant
  • Representing a CEE state in two separate annulment action of an ICSID award rendered against it
  • Representing a private company against an Eastern European state in a $75m ICSID arbitration in respect of its railcar manufacturing business
  • Representing one of the parties in a $40b ICC arbitration arising out of an offshore construction project in APAC

Prior to her legal career, Valeriya served at the embassies of Ukraine in Paris and Berlin, as well as at the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations in New York, where she represented Ukraine in the Second (Economic and Financial) Committee during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.

Valeriya holds an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School, where she served as President of Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA) and worked as a research assistant at Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict (HLS PILAC).  She also graduated with a Master’s degree in Global Business Law and Governance, jointly taught by SciencesPo Paris, Columbia Law School, and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.  Valeriya also holds an advanced Master’s degree (M2) with honors in Finance and Asset Management from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and a B.A. degree in Transatlantic Relations from SciencesPo Paris, where she won the best oralist prize in the SciencesPo International Public Law Moot.

Valeriya is admitted to practice in England & Wales and Ukraine, and her admission to the NY Bar is pending.