Alexandra Shmarko

Alexandra Shmarko

Associate
Moscow Branch of Baker & McKenzie CIS, Limited

Biography

Alexandra Shmarko is an associate in the Moscow office of Baker McKenzie. Alexandra focuses on international arbitration and litigation.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented one of the world's largest power engineering companies in complex cross-border dispute involving SCC arbitration in Stockholm and litigation proceedings in Italy and Austria, based on infringement of the client's IP rights to technical drawings.

  • Represented the clients, major Turkish companies, in ICC arbitration proceedings initiated under the provisions of the FIDIC construction contracts (Pink Book 2010) against its Employer.

  • Represented the client, a developing company based in Moscow, in an investment arbitration proceedings against the Republic of Belarus under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and the provisions of the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union of 29 October 2014.

  • Represented a major Russian natural gas supplier in ad hoc gas price revision arbitration initiated against the client by its customer with the place of arbitration in Sweden. The customer demanded the revision of the gas price under the long-term gas supply contract, as well as partial invalidation of the take-or-pay clause thereunder, mainly on the basis of the alleged abuse of dominance on the part of the client.

  • Represented a major Russian natural gas supplier in a complex dispute involving the representation of the client in the ICC arbitration under the natural gas supply contract, against its joint venture based on the provisions of the natural gas supply contract governed by Swiss law.

  • Represented a Western oil company in a number of arbitration disputes against a major Czech oil company in the SCC arbitration proceedings and under the UNCITRAL arbitration rules with the value of claims of around USD 3.5 million.

  • Represented the biggest Kazakhstani state-owned gas supply company KazTransGas JSC in its investment dispute with Georgia relating to investments in KazTransGas-Tbilisi.

  • Represented a Western oil company in the arbitration proceedings under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules against its contractor, a major Kazakh oil company, in a dispute arisen out of the master service and supply agreement with the value of claims of around USD 3.5 million.

  • Represented a Russian defense enterprise in the arbitration proceedings under the Rules of the ICAC at the Ukrainian CCI against the client’s supplier in a case involving USD 10 million worth of claims arising from the supply contract and due to non-performance of contractual obligations and subsequent force majeure circumstances as a result of the actions of the supplier’s State.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Russian Arbitration Association - Co-char, RAA25

Admissions

  • Russia (2014)

Education

  • Russian Foreign Trade Academy (2014)

Languages

  • English
  • Russian