Valeriya Grebenkova

Arbitration Lawyer (Russian Qualified)

Civil Litigation and Arbitration
+44 20 7724 4488
English, Russian, French


Valeriya is a Russian qualified lawyer who was in charge of the largest international arbitration and litigation projects in the region before moving to the UK to continue gaining experience in English litigation and arbitration.

Valeriya specialises in state court litigation, international commercial, investor-state, as well as inter-state disputes initiated under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

She represents individual clients and sovereign states in various investor-state arbitration fora including ICSID and PCA. In addition, Valeriya is actively involved  as a counsel in commercial arbitrations under major institutional rules including LCIA, ICC, SCC and ICAC (Moscow). Furthermore, she represents both states and individuals in the European Court of Human Rights.

Notable experience

  • Representing an Eastern European state in ICSID investment arbitration proceedings connected to the alleged expropriation of real estate assets;
  • Representing a CIS state in six investor-state disputes with a total value of circa $3 billion connected to the expropriation and FET claims (in sectors including real estate, energy and infrastructure, aviation business, banking);
  • Representing CIS states in set aside proceedings for arbitral awards rendered against them in investment arbitrations seated in the Netherlands, Switzerland and France.


  • Admitted as an Advocate in Russia: 2016

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