Valeriya Kirsey is a senior associate in our London office. Her practice focuses on both commercial international arbitration and investment treaty arbitration, with particular focus on energy and telecommunications disputes. For over a decade, Valeriya has advised and represented clients in disputes/institutional and ad hoc arbitrations involving parties from a variety of jurisdictions in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
In addition to her counsel work, Valeriya has served as tribunal secretary/assistant in LCIA arbitrations and an ICSID arbitration.
Valeriya is trained in both common law (L.L.M. from Harvard Law School) and civil law (Licence en Droit (LLB) and Masters degrees from University Paris II (Pantheon-Assas)). She is a dual-qualified attorney (New York and England & Wales).
Valeriya was recognised as a "UK Rising Star" in Commercial Arbitration by Euromoney's Expert Guides in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Valeriya is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and serves as a board member of the Harvard Law School Association of the UK. She has also served as an Assistant Editor of the Journal of International Arbitration, a leading international arbitration publication, and a teaching assistant in energy and arbitration at Queen Mary University in London.
Valeriya is a native Russian and Ukrainian speaker and is fluent in English and French.
Prior to joining Baker Botts, Valeriya was an associate in a Magic Circle UK firm and in the London office of a large U.S. firm.