“Julia is a senior associate specialising in complex cross-border disputes, with a particular focus on international arbitration. She has wide-ranging arbitration experience (both under institutional rules and ad hoc), and particular experience advising States, large corporates and high net worth individuals.”

Julia’s breadth of experience covers both English court litigation and international arbitration, and she has particular expertise representing States in both of these fora.

Julia’s practice has a particular focus on international arbitration, and her experience encompasses arbitrations conducted under the major arbitral institutions and rules, including LCIA, ICC, SIAC and UNCITRAL.

Her sector experience includes construction, oil and gas, maritime, retail, media, and financial services.


Julia joined Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP from the dispute resolution department of White & Case LLP, where she had trained and practised for over 8 years in total.

Prior to that, Julia graduated from the University of Oxford (St Catherine’s College), where she read Jurisprudence.

She is fluent in Russian and Hebrew.

Professional groups

Julia is a member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (Young ITA).

Recent articles

Cases of Note

  • Bilateral investment treaty arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules: acting for a State in successfully defending a US$12 billion claim brought against it on the basis of the alleged expropriation of assets.

  • ICC arbitration: representing a supermajor’s interests (through its subsidiary) in an ICC arbitration concerning its interest in a USD multi-billion Liquified Natural Gas project.

  • SIAC arbitrations: representing the US and Indonesian subsidiaries of a global engineering group in three parallel SIAC arbitrations, governed by English and Indonesian law, arising out of the construction of installations at a coal mine in South Kalimantan, Indonesia.

  • Ad hoc arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules: representing a European contractor in an ad-hoc UNCITRAL arbitration, seated in New Delhi, relating to the construction of two petrochemical plants in India.

  • Arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules: advising a state in investment treaty claims commenced by claimant under the UNCITRAL Rules concerning a real estate project in the centre of its capital.

  • Resisting the enforcement of arbitral awards in the English courts: Acting for a State in resisting the enforcement of arbitration awards totalling over USD 50 bn.

  • English court litigation: representing a multinational company as a Part 20 defendant in English class action proceedings.

  • Advisory: advising a leading cosmetic retailer in relation to several breaches of licensing and shareholders’ agreements.