Irina Buydova

Irina is an Associate at Cooke, Young & Keidan and is qualified both in England & Wales and in Russia. Irina has extensive experience of practising in both jurisdictions.

Prior to joining Cooke, Young & Keidan in January 2018, Irina was the sole in-house counsel at the UK-based marine fuel trading subsidiary of the Russian energy giant, Rosneft. Irina originally qualified and practised in Russia, acting in complex contractual, tax, banking, insolvency, regulatory and property litigation at all levels of the judicial system and arguing cases before the Russian courts. After relocating to the UK, Irina requalified as a solicitor in England and Wales and practised as a litigator in private practice before moving in-house.