Marina Zenkova

Associate, Moscow

Biography

Overview

Marina is a senior associate in our Dispute Resolution practice focusing on commercial litigation and international arbitration. She has represented clients in contractual, corporate, financial and other commercial disputes. Marina has experience in advising clients with respect to insolvency proceedings. She also has experience in multi-jurisdictional litigation.

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.

Bars and Courts
Qualified to practice law in the Russian Federation
Education
Novosibirsk State University

Law Faculty

Languages
English
French
Russian

Experience

Representing 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; and (ii) Delta Belarus Holding under the ICSID Rules concerning insolvency of Delta Bank in Belarus.

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.

Publications

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