Irina Tymczyszyn is the principal at Tymczyszyn Arbitration, which was set up in February 2019 following Irina's decision to retire from partnership at a leading global law firm after 20 years of private practice, to focus on her career as full-time international arbitrator in a conflict-free environment. Over the last 20 years, Irina has acted as counsel and arbitrator in multiple international commercial arbitration proceedings conducted on an ad hoc basis and under various institutional rules, and seated around the world. She has considerable experience in multi-jurisdictional cross-border disputes. Irina specialises in investment and post-M&A disputes, shareholders’ disputes (often involving allegations of fraud), commodity trading, construction, energy and natural resources disputes.
Irina received her first appointment as arbitrator in 2007 and to date has sat on arbitral panels and as sole arbitrator in a number of international commercial arbitrations under the ICC Rules, LCIA Rules and the SCC Rules, with seats as diverse as London, Geneva, Frankfurt, Stockholm and Abu Dhabi, and the applicable laws including English, German and Emirati law. Irina has significant experience of conducting arbitral proceedings under various institutional rules and drafting arbitral awards in Russian language.
Irina is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration, the Swiss Arbitration Association and the International Bar Association, and is on the panel of arbitrators at the Kazakh International Arbitration Centre.
Irina is a published writer and a regular speaker on international arbitration, the English legal system, English contract law, diversity in international arbitration and legal career development. She conducts legal masterclasses and seminars for practitioners and in-house lawyers in English, Russian and Ukrainian.