Evgeniya Rubinina

Evgeniya is an international arbitration lawyer with over 15 years of experience. She has acted as advocate in international commercial disputes under LCIA, ICC and SCC rules and has represented both investors and states in investment treaty cases. She has also sat as arbitrator under the ICC Rules.

In addition to being admitted to practise in England & Wales as a solicitor-advocate, Evgeniya is admitted in New York and Russia.

Evgeniya has been consistently ranked as a leading practitioner in international arbitration by major directories such as Who’s Who Legal and The Legal 500. She has also been recognised as one of the top young international arbitration practitioners by the Russian Arbitration Association’s under-40 chapter (2016 – 2018). Peers and clients have described her as a "commercial, thorough and extremely detailed advocate" whose "knowledge of ISDS practice and procedures is unparalleled" (Who’s Who Legal International Arbitration 2022).

Recent experience

Evgeniya joined Enyo Law after 10 years at a Magic Circle firm in Paris and London. She has also worked for the World Bank Group’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. She speaks English, Russian, French and some Spanish.

Recent experience

Evgeniya’s experience includes representing:

  • An Asian state-owned company in an ICC arbitration with a seat in Rio de Janeiro arising from a dispute with a South American company in relation to the development of an offshore oil field.
  • Ascent Resources in its investment treaty claim against Slovenia in relation to the development of a gas field.
  • A Russian banker in a London-seated ICC arbitration arising from a dispute with another Russian individual concerning the acquisition of a shareholding in an eastern European bank, as well as in related English court proceedings.
  • A US energy company in a post-acquisition London-seated LCIA arbitration with an Asian party.
  • A UK/Canadian mining company in relation to a potential investment treaty claim against the Government of Armenia in relation to the blockade of a gold mine.
  • A consortium of regional and international energy companies in a multibillion LCIA arbitration against a regional government in the Middle East in relation to the ownership and commercial operation of two petroleum fields.
  • A Ukrainian businessman in a dispute with another Ukrainian businessman arising out of a joint venture in the metals sector.
  • The government of Romania in the Micula v Romania ICSID arbitration concerning Romania’s repeal of customs duty exemptions in order to join the European Union.
  • Swisslion in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Macedonia concerning the privatisation of a food production company.

Some of Evgeniya’s recent publications include:

Russia: Overview of Investment Treaty Programme, GAR Know-How: Investment Treaty Arbitration

Russian Sanctions Law Bares Its Teeth: The Russian Supreme Court Allows Sanctioned Russian Parties To Walk Away From Arbitration Agreements, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, January 2022

The Choice of the Seat in Investment Arbitration, The Investment Treaty Arbitration Review, September 2021

All Bark and No Bite? The Russian Supreme Court’s Refusal to Grant an Anti-Arbitration Injunction to a Sanctioned Company, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, July 2021

Sanctions and International Arbitration, Practical Law Company Practice Note, July 2021

The LCIA Publishes its 2020 Rules: A Light-Touch Update to Meet Modern Needs, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, August 2020


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    Enyo Law is representing Ascent Resources plc, the onshore Caribbean, Hispanic American and European energy and natural resources company, in its potential claims under the Energy Charter Treaty and the UK–Slovenia BIT.

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Evgeniya Rubinina
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Qualifications & Education
  • MJur & MPhil in Law, University of Oxford
  • LLM, Harvard Law School
  • Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia (MGIMO – University) (specialist, with highest honours)
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • New York State Bar
  • Russia
  • French
  • Russian
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