Julia is a commercial litigator experienced in most types of disputes, including high value matters with a particularly complex factual, legal and/or jurisdictional matrix. Representative matters included an LCIA arbitration arising out of a fraudulent sale of a Black Sea oil transfer terminal; an ICC arbitration in relation to the Olympic development in Sochi; High Court proceedings against an overseas investment bank in the context of a failed $300-million project in Russia; litigation involving investments into a 200-acre residential development in Bulgaria by a group of wealthy individuals; and a challenge to the authenticity of a painting attributed to a famous artist, acquired by a Russian collector from a leading international auction house in London.
Since joining PCB Litigation, Julia has been involved in defending professional trustees of a Jersey trust against allegations of bad faith arising from earlier judgments against the settlor; and advising on claims between a group of companies and their directors in relation to fraudulent transactions and alleged extraction of funds taking place over almost two decades.
Julia is fluent in Russian and English. After reading Law at Trinity College, Cambridge, she qualified as a solicitor in 2009.