Elina Aleynikova

Associate, Paris

Biography

Overview

Elina Aleynikova is an Associate in the International Arbitration Group in Paris. Her practice includes international commercial and investment arbitration.

Prior to joining White & Case, Elina was leading the law department of a food production holding in the South Russia and advised a startup international logistics project of a major Russian infrastructure corporation.

Elina is teaching a class on International Arbitration at the University of Cergy-Pontoise. She is also a Member of the working group of the Russian Arbitration Association on the monitoring of judiciary practice.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
New York State Bar
Russian Federation
Education
Master 2 Droit des affaires
University of Cergy Pontoise
JD
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
LLM
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Rostov State Economic University

Faculty of Law

Languages
English
French
Russian

Experience

Representation of a CIS state in an investor-state arbitration regarding the acquisition of a gas distribution network.

Representation of a CIS state in a series of electricity tariff disputes.

Representation of an owner in an ICC arbitration regarding the construction of an airport in the Middle East.

Representation of an owner in an ICC arbitration regarding the construction of a nuclear power plant.

Representation of a major player in continental Europe's retail property market in an ICC arbitration regarding tax consequences of the acquisition of shopping centre properties in Central Europe.

Representation of a consortium of major Western European contractors in an ad hoc arbitration under the ICC rules against a Southern European State, arising out of the construction of a motorway.

Speaking Engagements

"Taking account of public policy in order to render an enforceable award", September 2016: International Arbitration Roundtable – Recent Developments, Ethics, and Planning the Arbitration Clauses, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Publications

To What Extent Do Arbitral Tribunals Take into Account Public Policy in the Jurisdictions of Prospective Enforcement of an Award? An Analysis of ICC Awards, ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin, Issue 1, 2016, (Co-author with Charles Nairac and Manu Thadikkaran)