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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.
Acting for a UK company in an ICSID Annulment Proceeding initiated by the Government of Venezuela.*
Matter prior to working at White & Case*
'Arbitration, UNCITRAL and Australia', University of Queensland & UNCITRAL Trade Law Forum: '50 Years of UNCITRAL', 2 Dec 2016:
Max Bonnell, Stuart Blaxell and Marina Kofman, "2018 International Arbitration Survey: The Evolution of International Arbitration", Australian Corporate Lawyer, Vol 28, Issue 3, pp10 – 12 (Spring 2018)
Marina Kofman and Erika Williams, ‘Australia: Coal and Wind Interests power ISDS threat, IBA Arbitration News (2017) 22(1) (June 2017)
Case note: Internationalism in the Interpretation of the Commercial Arbitration Acts, The CIArb Australia News 3 (1) 2016 (Oct 2016)
Shifting Sands: Current Developments in the Global Dispute Resolution Landscape (2016) 26(2) , The Australian Corporate Lawyer (Jun 2016)