Marina Kofman | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Marina Kofman
Marina Kofman

Marina Kofman

Associate, Sydney

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Overview

Marina is an Associate in the International Arbitration Group in the Sydney office, where she focuses on international arbitration and commercial litigation.

Prior to joining White & Case, Marina worked in the international arbitration group of a leading international firm in London, where her work focussed on investment arbitration. Marina has also worked and interned at the Secretariats of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration; and spent three years working in-house for two major international insurers.

As well as her dispute resolution experience, Marina has attended a number of intergovernmental treaty negotiations at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and the Hague Conference on  Private International Law on investor-state dispute settlement, enforcement of foreign judgments and international mediation. She has also spent time doing legal and policy research at the International Bar Association in London.

Marina is a Specialist Editor of the Utrecht Journal of International and European Law and has published and spoken on international dispute resolution and international law topics. She also plays an active role on the steering committees of two major regional arbitration organisations, the Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration and the AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society (Asia).

Marina was named the 'New South Wales Young Lawyer of the Year' in 2016 by NSW Young Lawyers, part of the Law Society of New South Wales.

Bars and Courts

  • Supreme Court of New South Wales

Education

  • Master of International Law, University of Sydney
  • Advanced Certificate in International Arbitration, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Technology, Sydney

Languages

  • English
  • Russian

Experience

Acting for a UK company in an ICSID Annulment Proceeding initiated by the Government of Venezuela.*

Matter prior to working at White & Case*

Speaking Engagements

'Arbitration, UNCITRAL and Australia', University of Queensland & UNCITRAL Trade Law Forum: '50 Years of UNCITRAL', 2 Dec 2016:
Brisbane

Awards & Recognition

Young Gun of the Year, Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards , October 2017

Finalist

Rising Star of the Year, Women Lawyers Association of NSW NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards, 2017

Finalist

NSW Young Lawyer of the Year, NSW Young Lawyers Patron Awards, 2016

Thought Leader of the Year, Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards, 2016

Finalist