Galina Zukova | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Galina Zukova
 Galina Zukova

Galina Zukova

Associate, Paris

T +33 1 55 04 15 43



Galina Zukova concentrates on international commercial and investment arbitration. Before joining White & Case, Galina was counsel to the ICC International Court of Arbitration, where she was in charge of the case management team that handled matters involving parties from Central and Eastern Europe, CIS countries, Turkey and Greece. In that role, she oversaw hundreds of arbitrations in the fields of construction, public procurement (including military procurement), state appropriation of assets, telecoms, infrastructure, technology, and general commercial disputes, both under civil and common law.

Before moving to France in 2008, Galina worked at a leading Baltic law firm, the European Court of Justice and a Latvian governmental agency, where she was in charge of legal aspects of Latvia's admission to the European Union.

Bars and Courts

  • Latvian Bar
  • Paris Bar


  • PhD, European University Institute, Florence
  • LLM, University of Exeter
  • Bachelor of Laws and Lawyer's Diploma, Latvian State University


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latvian
  • Russian
  • Spanish


Speaking Engagements

"Public Policy: Recent Developments from Regional Perspective", 2013: ICC YAF event, (hosted by Motieka & Audzevicius, Vilnius)

"Illegality in International Investment", 2013: conference at the Frankfurt University, (organised by Queen Mary School of International Arbitration, the Working Group on Investment Protection Law of the German Branch of the International Law Association and the organizers of the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot)

"ICC International Court of Arbitration and ICC Rules of Arbitration", 2012: 7th conference State Courts and business development,
Republic of Belarus, Minsk

"Case Management", 2013: ICC advanced training on the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration,

"PIDA seminar Study of a complex mock case under the 2012 ICC Arbitration Rules", 2012:
, (organised by ICC Austria)


  • Назначение арбитров в РАА или Размышления на тему "ищу арбитра", and, March 21, 2014
  • Коммерческий арбитраж в России после судебной реформы (in Russian), ("Commercial Arbitration in Russia After the Judicial Reform"), «Корпоративный юрист»,, (co-author with Natalia Backhaus)
  • Руководящие принципы МАЮ относительно представительства сторон в международном арбитраже", Материалы первых Международных арбитражных чтений памяти академика Побирченко И.Г. (in Russian), Kiev, 2014
  • Vadlīnijas attiecībā uz pušu pārstāvību starptautiskajā šķīrējtiesā, Jurista Vārds, No. 22 (824), pp. 25–31 (in Latvian), June 3, 2014
  • Разбирательство по Арбитражному Регламенту ICC: Не быстрее. Не дешевле. Тогда зачем??" (in Russian), Legal Insight, September 2012, (co-author with Vladimir Khvalei)