Senior Associate | London
Secretary Christine Woodroffe
Ruzin is a senior associate in the litigation and arbitration team.
As a dual-qualified lawyer (Turkey and England & Wales) who has previously practised in Paris and Istanbul, Ruzin has particular expertise in international arbitration, commercial litigation and both private and public international law.
In her international arbitration practice, Ruzin represents individuals, companies, States and State-owned entities in international disputes conducted under the LCIA, ICC, DIAC, SCC, UNCITRAL and ICSID rules across a variety of sectors, including construction, energy, infrastructure, technology, pharmaceuticals and textiles. Ruzin also advises States and international organisations on public international law matters such as the application of treaties, dispute resolution issues relating to international trade and investment, human rights and sovereign immunity.
In her commercial litigation practice, Ruzin advises both individuals and companies in matters before the English High Court, including in complex shareholder disputes, disputes involving family businesses, debt collection and insolvency issues and litigation ancillary to arbitration proceedings, such as the enforcement of arbitral awards. Ruzin has appeared before the Turkish courts as an advocate in a range of commercial disputes and enforcement actions.
Ruzin also maintains a pro-bono practice, advising individuals and international organisations on issues of international human rights law and international environmental law.
Ruzin is recognised as a leading lawyer in Who’s Who Legal, Legal 500 and is listed in the Legal 500 Arbitration Powerlist. She was highlighted by Who's Who Legal's Future Leaders in Arbitration, Legal Marketplace Analysis as part of a selection of particularly highly regarded individuals. Within this directory, international sources describe Ruzin as "an excellent lawyer who is thorough and invisive" and "very personable, organised and efficient".