Marina Zenkova

Associate, Dubai



Marina is a dual-qualified associate in the White & Case Dispute Resolution Practice, admitted in England & Wales and Russia. She focuses on commercial litigation and international arbitration. She has represented clients in contractual, corporate, financial and other commercial disputes, often complex and multi-jurisdictional, as well as in insolvency proceedings – another area where Marina has solid experience and expertise.

Marina has represented clients in arbitration proceedings conducted under the auspices of leading arbitration institutions. She has recently spent a year on secondment to the Middle East office of a major oil company where she dealt with a wide spectrum of dispute resolution issues with a focus on construction arbitration.

Marina is a member of the Young Singapore International Arbitration Centre (YSIAC) Committee and the SIAC Users Council.

Marina is included in the Arbitration Future Leaders list by Who's Who Legal.

Bars and Courts
Qualified to practice law in the Russian Federation
England and Wales
Novosibirsk State University
Law Faculty


Advising the Republic of Belarus in investment treaty claims commenced by: (i) Manolium Processing under the UNCITRAL Rules concerning a real estate project in the centre of Minsk; (ii) Grand Express under the ICSID Additional Facility Rules concerning insolvency of a railcar producing plant; (iii) Delta Belarus Holding under the ICSID Rules in connection with the revocation of Delta Bank's licence.

Representing a receiver of a high-net worth individual appointed by a Russian court in connection with a precedent-setting case in the US, the amount in dispute being in excess of US$500 million. The proceedings resulted in an order of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York granting recognition of the receiver's status as a foreign representative and the Russian bankruptcy proceedings in the US.

Representing a group of companies in a dispute between former business-partners involving Bermudan court proceedings and an LCIA arbitration in connection with liabilities created by them.

Representing a Ukrainian client in an LCIA arbitration and supporting court proceedings against a joint venture partner.

Representing a Hungarian company engaged in the production of heating and air-conditioning systems in an ICAC dispute arising out of the supply agreement.

Representing Bank of Cyprus in a number of complex disputes on debt recovery conducted in interaction with Cypriot lawyers, including recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in relation to a debtor in Russia for an overall amount of more than €20 million; representation of the bank in the bankruptcy proceedings and foreclosure of mortgage in Russia.

Representing Uniastrum Bank in insolvency proceedings of two companies of Gamma, a Russian hotel operator, including several wins at the Russian Supreme Court.


"Limitations on the transferability of interest in an LLC in insolvency proceedings", published in "ZAKON" journal, November 2017.