Julia is a senior associate in the litigation and arbitration team.
She has experience working on international high-profile cases, with a particular focus on cases involving allegations of fraud and cases brought by creditor banks against debtor companies or their beneficial owners. Julia has assisted in applications for worldwide freezing, receivership, asset disclosure, search and other interim relief orders.
As a native Russian speaker, Julia has acted in a number of cases involving parties from Russia and the CIS. Many of Julia's cases have been quite complex and involved instructing foreign counsel as well as experts in foreign law and forensic accountants.
Julia has also advised clients on cross-border insolvency under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006 and assisted on several international arbitrations concerning joint venture and shareholder disputes.
Julia Alaverdashvili – extremely intelligent and diligent. A real rising star.
Me in a minute
The case I am proudest of is JSC BM Bank v Vladimir Kekhman - I was involved in every aspect of the case and was responsible for preparing the trial bundle, answering counsel's queries as well as liaising with forensic accountants, experts on Russian law and the client's in-house legal team in the run up to a month-long trial in the High Court. During the trial, I had to fly to Moscow on short notice to assist one of our witnesses who was giving evidence by video link. Following the trial, it was very satisfying to obtain a judgment in our client's favour. The judgment contained serious findings of dishonesty against our opponent. In my free time, I enjoy London's many parks and green spaces with my family and I also like to travel.