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Uliana Cooke


Uliana represents clients in a variety of complex cross-border disputes, with a particular focus on international commercial and investment arbitration.  She has acted as counsel in arbitrations under major arbitration rules, including ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICC and SIAC Rules, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations emanating from the CIS region, Africa, Asia and Middle East.  Uliana has experience of enforcement of arbitral awards and has recently represented a Dutch investor in the renewable energy sector in the ICSID annulment proceedings initiated by a European State.

Uliana’s clients include States, individuals, start-ups, family businesses and multinational corporations.  Uliana has advised Governments on public international law issues and has been involved in drafting bilateral investment treaties.  She frequently advises corporate clients on protections afforded by international investment treaties as part of their corporate planning. 

In addition to being admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, Uliana is a Russian qualified lawyer and has worked for global law firms in Moscow and London prior to joining PCB Litigation.  She is accustomed to conducting parallel proceedings involving multiple jurisdictions and appreciates nuances of both common law and civil law.

Uliana holds the LLM with distinction in International and Comparative Dispute Resolution from Queen Mary University of London.  She regularly lectures on international arbitration issues and is a Teaching Fellow at Queen Mary University of London where she teaches international commercial arbitration on the LLM programme run by the School of International Arbitration.