Uliana Cooke

Associate | London

Uliana is an associate in the litigation and arbitration team.

She is an associate specialising in complex international arbitration and commercial litigation. She advises companies, states and individuals on dispute resolution with a focus on international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration and public international law. She has experience of arbitration under the ICC, LCIA, SIAC and ICSID rules as well as ad hoc arbitration and High Court litigation.

Uliana is dual qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and a lawyer in Russia. Earlier in her career Uliana practised corporate law as an associate at a Magic Circle law firm in Moscow and then trained as a solicitor at a boutique City law firm, having also gained arbitration and litigation experience in a leading US law firm’s London office.

Uliana is a member of the International Arbitration Group and the Withers CIS practice group.


Uliana is hardworking and we greatly appreciate her invaluable input into the case.

Head of Legal of Russian natural resources company

Track record




Case strategy advice on a potential multi-billion dollar energy arbitration.

Defending a prominent Russian oligarch in high value English High Court proceedings for the recovery of sums allegedly due in the aluminium industry.

Representing a German investor in an investor-State arbitration against an African State.

Russian Federation, 2009

England and Wales, 2016

Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)

Young Arbitrators Forum of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC YAF)


Young ICCA

Energy Arbitration panel at Alumni Conference of Queen Mary University of London’s School of International Arbitration on Trends in Construction and Energy Arbitration – What is next?;

Lecture at VII Arbitration School in Kyiv organised by the Ukrainian Arbitration Association on Introduction to Investment Treaty Arbitration;

Innovations in Investment Treaty Arbitration, YMG Conference 2018, Dublin, Ireland;



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