Izabella Prusskaya

Senior Solicitor

Izabella is a Senior Solicitor consulting Belgravia Law clients in cross-boarder disputes, insolvency and private matters. She has experience advising in a broad range of complex and multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration cases across several sectors, including energy and natural resources, regulatory, large scale infrastructure, automobile, technology and banking.

Izabella has significant commercial, investment and sports arbitration experience in CIS, France, Switzerland, US, UK, Monaco and offshore. She has been involved in litigation in the high courts of England, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, France, Switzerland and at the state of New York. Izabella has also participated in white collar investigations and fraud trials and has extensive experience in the field of sanctions.

Izabella trained with the International Chamber of Commerce, Quinn Emanuel and Hogan Lovells, worked at Three Crowns' Paris office and Carey Olsen’s BVI and London offices.

She is admitted as a solicitor of England & Wales, legal practitioner in the BVI and is an Attorney-at-Law in the state of New York. She is also a Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) accredited mediator anda member of CIArb.

Izabella graduated as a Bachelor of Jurisprudence from the Higher School of Economics, studied at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster and obtained an LL.M. with honors from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

Izabella speaks English, Russian, French, and German fluently.

Representative experience:

  • Acted for an African state in proceedings to recover the proceeds of a corrupt oil deal from a BVI company
  • Advised in relation to interim relief in BVI, France and the UK in support of foreign arbitration proceedings and enforcement of arbitral awards
  • Advised trustees of long-established family trusts on allegations of breach of duty and application for removal by beneficiaries
  • Acted for a number of senior managers for a conglomerate Renova Group in relation to a dispute over a joint venture in the BVI
  • Worked on arbitration (commercial and investment) and mediation cases involving CIS, USA, UK, Middle Eastern and EU parties under ICC, LCIA, ICSID, ICAC, DIFC, CAS, SIAC and HKIAC rules.
  • Represented a Spanish contractor in an ongoing investment treaty arbitration against a Latin American State
  • Represented a EU contractor in an ICC arbitration arising out of the construction of a multi-purpose complex
  • Acted in a number of ICSID annulment proceedings
  • Represented major gas supplier in a dispute before Chinese courts and ICC tribunal in Singapore
  • Advised a football club in FIFA and CAS arbitration proceedings and settlement of several employment disputes
  • Advised clients and colleagues on economic sanctions and participated in litigation and enforcement proceedings
  • Counselled major oil companies regarding operation in territorial waters and on the continental shelf
  • Prepared a memorandum on the international gas market presented as evidence in a multimillion-dollar dispute in the English High Court