Dr. Galina Zukova

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Dr. Galina Zukova

Country: Latvia/France




Dually qualified in Paris and Latvia, Dr. Galina Zukova is a leading arbitration practitioner with twenty years of legal experience. She has served as an arbitrator in cases conducted under the most major institutional rules, including the ICC, LCIA, DIS, VIAC, SCC and Milan Chamber of Arbitration. She also regularly represents clients (individuals, corporate and state entities), and acts as expert in international arbitration proceedings.

Before founding her own firm in 2019, Dr. Zukova was a Partner with a boutique law firm and a lawyer in the top International Arbitration Practice Group of a major international law firm based in Paris. Prior to this, she worked as Counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

Dr. Zukova is a Member of the ICC Court, a Board Member of the Finland Arbitration Institute, a Vice-Chair of the Arbitration Council of the Georgian International Arbitration Centre, and a Council Member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law.  She is also an Associate Professor at the University of Versailles and the Riga Graduate School of Law.

A Latvian lawyer by training (LLB, University of Latvia), Galina has a PhD from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) and an LLM from the University of Exeter (UK). She was also a Visiting Scholar at the Yale University (US).

In 2021, Who’s Who Legal ranked her as Thought Leader – Arbitration.