Valeriya Kirsey

Senior Associate

Valeriya Kirsey


P: +44.20.7726.3474
F: +44.20.7726.3574

Valeriya Kirsey is a senior associate in our London office. Her practice focuses on international arbitration. She has advised and represented clients in industries as varied as oil & gas, telecommunications, petrochemicals, renewable energy, construction and financial institutions. Valeriya has extensive experience in advising and representing clients in energy disputes, including institutional and ad hoc arbitrations involving parties from a variety of jurisdictions in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. She has also acted as tribunal secretary/assistant in LCIA arbitrations and an ICSID arbitration.

Valeriya is trained in both common law (L.L.M. from Harvard Law School) and civil law (French Law degrees). She is a dual-qualified attorney (New York and England & Wales).

Valeriya was recognised as a “UK Rising Star” in Commercial Arbitration by Euromoney’s Expert Guides in 2020 and 2021.

Valeriya has served as an Assistant Editor of the Journal of International Arbitration, a leading international arbitration publication. She has also served as a teaching assistant in energy and arbitration at Queen Mary University in London.

Valeriya currently serves as a board member of the Harvard Law School Association in the UK.

Prior to joining Baker Botts, Valeriya was an associate in a Magic Circle UK firm and in the London office of a large U.S. firm.

Valeriya is a native Russian and Ukrainian speaker and is fluent in English and French.

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