Marina Zarubin’s practice focuses on international commercial dispute resolution.
She has substantial experience representing clients in complex matters and high-stakes disputes across a range of industries. Marina has represented clients in English court proceedings, arbitrations, expert determination proceedings, and mediations. Many of her cases involve cross-border issues and/or proceedings in foreign jurisdictions.
Marina has particular experience in cases involving international fraud, M&A disputes, and commercial contract interpretation. She also has experience with sport disputes, follow-on damages litigation, and disputes involving foreign states in investor-state arbitrations.
Marina joined the firm in 2014 and spent six month in the firm’s Paris office in 2015-2016. She previously worked as a broadcast journalist in Moscow and London.
English Court Litigation
Idemia v Decatur: claims against companies and an individual relating to a supply contract to supply ID cards to Bangladesh, including claims for inducing breach of contract.
Kazakhstan Kagazy v Zhunus: claims against a Kazakh businessman in connection with a $300 million fraud claim brought in the English Commercial Court.
Cornwall v International Game Technology: claims against a multinational gaming company in English Commercial Court proceedings relating to the interpretation of Italian company law in the context of a corporate merger.
Kadie Kalma v African Minerals: claims against a parent company in the mining sector for harm suffered by individuals in Sierra Leone, involving issues of vicarious liability for acts of state authorities and negligence.
Vitol v AOGC: a Congolese oil company in a contractual dispute over the interpretation of drilling terms in a production sharing contract.
A leading information technology company on disputes arising from a $100 million project to supply ID cards, including Commercial Court proceedings against subcontractors, litigation in other jurisdictions, and international arbitration proceedings seated in Singapore.
A leading Kazakh telecommunications operator in an LCIA arbitration relating to breaches of contractual warranties.
Russian ice hockey player Danis Zaripov in an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport challenging his two-year suspension by the International Ice Hockey Federation, and in obtaining a highly favorable settlement permitting him to immediately resume playing professional hockey for the AK BARS hockey club of the Kontinental Hockey League.
Legal Advisor (Pro Bono), Malawi Resentencing Project
Legal Advisor (Pro Bono), International House