Arbitration Council

Galina Zukova

Overview of professional experience

🔷 Dually qualified in Paris and Latvia, Dr. Galina Zukova is a leading arbitration practitioner with twenty years of legal experience. She has served as an arbitrator (president, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and emergency arbitrator alike) in cases conducted under the most major institutional rules, including the ICC, LCIA, DIS, VIAC, SCC and Milan Chamber of Arbitration. She also regularly represents clients (individuals, corporate and state entities), and acts as expert in international arbitration proceedings.

🔷 She is a Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), a Vice-Chair of the Arbitration Council of the Georgian International Arbitration Centre (GIAC), and a Steeting Member Committee of the Armenian Arbitration Centre. She is a Council Member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, and a Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. In 2022, Dr Zukova was included in the European Commission’s List of Candidates Suitable for Appointment as Arbitrators in EU trade and investment agreements with third states. She is also an Associate Professor at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin (Paris-Saclay) and the Riga Graduate School of Law.

🔷 A Latvian lawyer by training (LLB, University of Latvia), Galina has a PhD from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) and an LLM from the University of Exeter (UK). She was also a Visiting Scholar at the Yale University (US).

🔷 Galina is ranked in: Who’s Who Legal as Thought Leader, Global Leader and National Leader for France; The Best Lawyers in France and Euromoney’s ExpertGuides Commercial Arbitration. In 2018, ArbitralWomen included Galina in its publication “Women Pioneers in Dispute Resolution”.