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Kateryna Frolova is an associate in the firm's Trial and Global Disputes Practice Group. She is qualified in England and Wales and has extensive experience in investor-state and international commercial arbitration, English High Court and Court of Appeal litigation, as well as DIFC Court of First Instance and Court of Appeal proceedings. 

Kateryna has a broad practice with a particular interest in international commercial arbitration and litigation involving a CIS or MENA element. She has been involved in a variety of cases across many jurisdictions and industries, including finance, mining, and oil and gas industries. Her recent work includes a number of large-scale energy arbitrations against States. 

Prior to joining the Dubai office of King & Spalding, Kateryna spent two years as an associate in King & Spalding's London office. She previously worked in the arbitration group of a New York-headquartered firm and trained at a Magic Circle law firm, during which time she was seconded to Dubai. Kateryna read Jurisprudence at the University of Oxford and graduated with honours.

Selected Publications

  • "Perenco Ecuador Limited v. The Republic of Ecuador, ICSID Case No. ARB/08/6" The Journal of Damages in International Arbitration, Vol 6. Nos. 1 & 2 · Dec 1, 2020
  • "Getting the Look for Less? The Blocking Cost: Cartier International v BSkyB (Court of Appeal)" European Intellectual Property Review Volume 39 Issue 1 [2017] E.I.P.R. 39(1), 58-65 · Jan 1, 2017 (Co-Author)
  • "The CJEU Attempts to Solve the Puzzle: The Rubik's Cube Saga Comes to an Unexpected End" European Intellectual Property Review, [2017] 39 E.I.P.R. Issue 5 · Jan 1, 2017
  • "The UK public is a titillating target: a case comment on Omnibill v Egpsxx" European Intellectual Property Review Volume 37 Issue 6 [2015] E.I.P.R. 383 · May 1, 2015
  • "Auteurswhat? Dutch copyright law not tolerated by the CJEU: ACI Adam BV and others v Stichting de Thuiskopie and Stichting Onderhandelingen Thuiskopie Vergoeding (C-435/12)" European Intellectual Property Review Volume 36 Issue 11 [2014] E.I.P.R. 738 · Oct 1, 2014
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Credentials

L.P.C., BPP Law School

B.A. Law (Jurisprudence), The University of Oxford

Dubai International Financial Centre Courts

England and Wales

England & Wales (Admitted 09/01/2017; Reg. # 624399)

English

Russian

Ukrainian

Matters

Representing Lebanese investors in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Armenia, in connection with the expropriation of waste management contracts in Yerevan.

Representing the claimant in a US$ 350+ million property development dispute in the DIFC Court of First Instance and Court of Appeal.

Representing a trading company in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising out of failures in LNG delivery/supply during COVID 19.

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Representing Lebanese investors in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Armenia, in connection with the expropriation of waste management contracts in Yerevan.

Representing the claimant in a US$ 350+ million property development dispute in the DIFC Court of First Instance and Court of Appeal.

Representing a trading company in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising out of failures in LNG delivery/supply during COVID 19.

Representing the African subsidiary of a UK commodity trading business in an ICC arbitration against an African State relating to an iron ore project.

Representing a UK metal trading company in an ICSID arbitration against Sierra Leone stemming from its investment in the mining sector.

National Bank of Kazakhstan and another v Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV, London Branch and others [2020] EWHC 916 (Comm) - acting for the Second to Fifth Defendants in a complex award enforcement dispute arising out of related Belgian attachment proceedings involving the same parties. Named one of the Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2020.

Tsareva and others v Ananyev and others; Galagaev and others v Ananyev and others [2019] EWHC 2414 (Comm) - successful strike out of claims for fraud and conspiracy on behalf of the Third, Fourth and Fifth Defendants concerning certain securities issued by an affiliate of a major Russian bank.

Acting for an AIM listed oil and gas exploration and production company in a multi-million dollar ICSID claim against Italy under the Energy Charter Treaty.

Acting for the claimant in a multi-million dollar ICC arbitration (debt recovery) against MENA-based entities.

Insights

Article · Source: Managing and Resolving Commercial Disputes 2022 Ed

April 28, 2022
Pitfalls in arbitral confidentiality

Article · Source: Law360

April 5, 2022
DIAC Arbitration Rule Revamp Will Help Venue Compete

Client Alert

March 21, 2022
DIAC Issues New Arbitration Rules

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Matters

Representing Lebanese investors in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Armenia, in connection with the expropriation of waste management contracts in Yerevan.

Representing the claimant in a US$ 350+ million property development dispute in the DIFC Court of First Instance and Court of Appeal.

Representing a trading company in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising out of failures in LNG delivery/supply during COVID 19.

See more
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Matters

Representing Lebanese investors in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Armenia, in connection with the expropriation of waste management contracts in Yerevan.

Representing the claimant in a US$ 350+ million property development dispute in the DIFC Court of First Instance and Court of Appeal.

Representing a trading company in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising out of failures in LNG delivery/supply during COVID 19.

Representing the African subsidiary of a UK commodity trading business in an ICC arbitration against an African State relating to an iron ore project.

Representing a UK metal trading company in an ICSID arbitration against Sierra Leone stemming from its investment in the mining sector.

National Bank of Kazakhstan and another v Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV, London Branch and others [2020] EWHC 916 (Comm) - acting for the Second to Fifth Defendants in a complex award enforcement dispute arising out of related Belgian attachment proceedings involving the same parties. Named one of the Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2020.

Tsareva and others v Ananyev and others; Galagaev and others v Ananyev and others [2019] EWHC 2414 (Comm) - successful strike out of claims for fraud and conspiracy on behalf of the Third, Fourth and Fifth Defendants concerning certain securities issued by an affiliate of a major Russian bank.

Acting for an AIM listed oil and gas exploration and production company in a multi-million dollar ICSID claim against Italy under the Energy Charter Treaty.

Acting for the claimant in a multi-million dollar ICC arbitration (debt recovery) against MENA-based entities.

Insights

Article · Source: Managing and Resolving Commercial Disputes 2022 Ed

April 28, 2022
Pitfalls in arbitral confidentiality

Article · Source: Law360

April 5, 2022
DIAC Arbitration Rule Revamp Will Help Venue Compete

Client Alert

March 21, 2022
DIAC Issues New Arbitration Rules

View all

Credentials

L.P.C., BPP Law School

B.A. Law (Jurisprudence), The University of Oxford

Dubai International Financial Centre Courts

England and Wales

England & Wales (Admitted 09/01/2017; Reg. # 624399)

English

Russian

Ukrainian