Taisiya Vorotilova

Taisiya V. Vorotilova

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Taisiya Vorotilova is a senior associate in the Dubai office of Baker McKenzie. She joined the Firm in 2012. She assists clients in commercial disputes in international commercial arbitration, as well as in complex multijurisdictional disputes, involving arbitration, litigation, and bankruptcy.

Taisiya has extensive experience acting as counsel in international arbitrations under various arbitration rules, including ICC Arbitration Rules, SCC Arbitration Rules, LCIA Arbitration Rules, LMAA Terms, ICAC Arbitration Rules, acting as counsel in state courts and bankruptcy proceedings and bankruptcy-related matters.

Practice Focus

Taisiya's practice focuses on dispute resolution, including international and domestic arbitration.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented a major construction company in ICC arbitration proceedings initiated under the provisions of the FIDIC construction contracts against its employer with an amount in dispute in excess of USD 250 million.

  • Represented a major construction company in DAB proceedings and ICC arbitration under FIDIC construction contract for payment of Retention Money, disputing defects and other contractual issues.

  • Represented Codest Engineering S.R.L. in an ICC arbitration with seat in Stockholm initiated by the client's subcontractor for alleged outstanding payments for the works performed under a construction subcontract, as well as in two court proceedings initiated in Russia in violation of the arbitration clause, applications for interim measures (including anti-suit injunctions) in bankruptcy and claw back application submitted by the opponent in the Russian bankruptcy case.

  • Represented the employer in ICAC arbitration against the contractor under a contract based on FIDIC Red Book in a dispute relating to defects and the scope of performed works.

  • Represented a major energy machine-building company in a complex cross- border dispute involving an SCC arbitration in Stockholm and litigation proceedings in several jurisdictions in Europe arising out of infringement of the client's IP rights.

  • Represented a major energy machine-building company in arbitration proceedings under the Arbitration Rules of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce.

  • Represented a major producer of equipment in ICC arbitration against the client disputing the client's entitlement to penalties and damages for alleged defects.

  • Represented a major agrochemical company in ICC arbitration proceedings initiated against it under a distribution agreement. The case was settled on the terms very favorable to the client.

  • Represented a client in two LCIA arbitrations arising out of supply contracts and independent guarantees governed by Russian law, as well as connected applications for interim measures and disclosure in state courts.

  • Represented a client in arbitration under LMAA Terms relating to a ship management agreement and retention of funds by the Managers for the client.

  • Represented a major bank in LCIA arbitration with a counterparty claiming additional payments from the client.

  • Represented a client in several parallel proceedings initiated by the parties in Russia and Kazakhstan. The case involved international arbitration administered by International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (ICAC) and proceedings in state courts both in Russia and in Kazakhstan.

  • Represented a telecommunication company in a dispute under an interconnect agreement with a foreign service provider for over USD 50 million.

Professional Honors

  • Rising Star, Legal 500 EMEA 2020-2021
  • Included in Russian Arbitrators Guide: Next Generation


  • Russia (2013)
  • Dubai - Registered Legal Consultant


  • St. Petersburg State University (Law) (2013)
  • University of Maine School of Law (Exchange Program) (2012)


  • English
  • Russian
  • Author, "Efficiency In Construction Arbitration: Suggested Practical Tools", Arbitration.ru, June 2020
  • Co-author, "Arbitration procedures and practice in the Russian Federation: overview", Practical Law, Thomson Reuters, March 2020
  • Co-author, "Enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards in the Russian Federation: Overview,"  Practical Law, Thomson Reuters, January 2020
  • Co-author, "Russia is Now Finally Closed for Arbitration Administered by Foreign Institutions," Arbitration Journal, March 2019