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

Marina Zenkova

Associate, Moscow

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Marina is an 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 supporting Russian proceedings involving international arbitration-related issues and advising clients with respect to insolvency proceedings. She also has experience in multi-jurisdictional litigation.

Marina has recently spent six months 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, including participation in arbitration proceedings under the auspices of leading arbitration institutions.

Bars and Courts

  • Qualified to practice law in the Russian Federation


  • Novosibirsk State University, Law Faculty


  • English
  • French
  • Russian


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.

Representing UniCredit Securities in employment disputes with its former CEO before the civil and commercial courts in Moscow, including contestation of the former employee's very substantial claim for allegedly unpaid compensation and sustaining the client's claim for damages for breach of fiduciary duties and unjustified bonus payments as well as representing the client in the subsequent insolvency proceedings.


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