Georgina undertakes a broad range of commercial work in litigation and international arbitration. Before joining chambers, Georgina practised as part of Debevoise & Plimpton’s International Dispute Resolution Group. She has represented states, multinational companies and high net-worth individuals in complex, high-value disputes relating to Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the CIS.
Examples of Georgina’s recent court cases include:
Georgina’s arbitration practice includes disputes under all major institutional rules and ad hoc, as well as related court proceedings in England and abroad. Examples of her recent work in arbitration are listed below.
Georgina graduated from University College London (UCL) and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München with First Class Honours and various academic prizes and scholarships. She completed an LLM (with Distinction) in international commercial law at UCL and since October 2017 has held a Teaching Fellowship in contract law at UCL’s Laws Faculty.
Georgina is fluent in Bulgarian and German and has working knowledge of French and Russian.
Georgina acts and advises in commercial litigation across a wide range of industries and sectors. Her areas of expertise include contract and commercial law, jurisdiction and conflict of laws, arbitration-related court proceedings, civil fraud, and disputes relating to the energy sector (including mining and oil & gas). Examples of Georgina’s recent cases include:
Georgina’s arbitration practice includes disputes under all major institutional rules (including LCIA, ICC, SCC, SIAC, HKIAC and ICSID) and ad hoc, as well as related court proceedings in England and abroad. She has acted for multinational companies and high net-worth individuals, as well as for and against states and state-owned enterprises. Much of her work is multi-jurisdictional, involving parallel proceedings and advising on global strategy. She has acted in arbitrations under a range of foreign laws, including those of Switzerland, Sweden, Cyprus and Nigeria. For example, Georgina has recently acted:
In the context of arbitral proceedings, Georgina has also recently advised:
2017 – ongoing: Teaching Fellow in Contract Law, University College London
2013: Judicial Assistant to the Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Lloyd at the Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
2012: LLM in International Commercial Law, University College London (Distinction)
2011: Bar Professional Training Course, Kaplan College (Very Competent) completed under the Inner Temple’s Princess Royal Scholarship (one of the most prestigious academic scholarships awarded by the Inn)
2010: LLB in Law with German Law, University College London (First Class Honours)
2008 – 2009: Certificate in Rechtswissenschaft (Law), Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München (Equivalent to First Class Honours)
Together with S. Rowe, “Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd: Failure to Disclose but No Bias,” The ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin (March, 2021).
Fluent: German, and Bulgarian
Proficient: French and Russian
Georgina is recommended for international arbitration by The Legal 500 UK (2021), with clients describing her as “incredibly driven” and an “excellent” team player.