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.

Notable Experience

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.

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International Arbitration

  • 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.

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Selected Activities

Legal Advisor (Pro Bono), Malawi Resentencing Project

Legal Advisor (Pro Bono), International House