Polina Sizikova represents major international and domestic financial institutions, traders, and producers on complex and multijurisdictional litigation matters including bankruptcy proceedings and enforcement actions. She also advises on international commercial arbitration matters under the rules of the leading arbitration institutions, including the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC) and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). With experience in dispute resolution matters, Polina also advises on the banking and finance matters including syndicating lending, pre-export finance, and prepayment finance. She is qualified to practice in the Russian Federation only.
Represented a leading copper producer in the arbitration proceedings under the Rules of the Vienna International Arbitration Center and subsequent enforcement of the arbitration award
Represented a subsidiary of the Russian state bank in the LCIA arbitration related to non-performance under the facility agreement and related collateral
Represented a major international trader in connection with restructuring and enforcement of a US$ 184 million prepayment originally provided by Vitol S.A. to Antipinsky Refinery
Represented Mansel PTE LTD. in connection with the claim for damages due to collision of tanker FOS Hamilton (operated by Mansel PTE LTD) with the berth in the port of Novorossiysk. The claimants, TRANSNEFT– SERVICE LLC and NOVOROSSIYSK COMMERCIAL SEA PORT PJSC, seized the vessel and filled for damages
Represented a syndicate of international banks with a US$ 70 million claim in connection with two bankruptcy proceedings relating to entities of the Russian metallurgical group Red October
Represented a syndicate of banks arranged by Natixis and Société Générale in a US$ 300 million pre-export financing for Russian Copper Company
Represented PJSC GV Gold (PAO Vysochayshiy) in a US$ 100 million gold prepayment arranged by Société Générale under a refined gold supply agreement
Higher School of Economics National Research University, 2019, LL.M., Private International Law, With Honors
Higher School of Economics National Research University, 2017, LL.B.
University of Passau, Germany, 2016, Certificate of Studies in European, Comparative and International Law (CECIL)