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Mariia is a dual-qualified solicitor in our Melbourne office, specialising in international arbitration.

Mariia is trained in both common law and civil law systems, and she benefits from a range of experience across multiple sectors and jurisdictions. She speaks and writes on international arbitration issues, and actively participates in industry events worldwide. In addition to English, her working languages include Ukrainian, German and Russian.

Mariia is also a Co-lead of the Melbourne office’s Diversity & Inclusion Partnership Subcommittee and a member of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association.


Mariia holds a Juris Doctor from Monash University and a Master of Laws from University of Melbourne. She also holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws from Kyiv National Economics University and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Additionally, Mariia has studied international arbitration at the University of Oxford, The Hague Academy of International Law, Singapore International Arbitration Academy, and the CIDS Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement.

Mariia is dual-qualified in Australia and Ukraine. She is admitted to practice in Australia and is on the High Court Register of Practitioners.

Prior to joining the firm, Mariia was a Senior Consultant at the Supreme Court of Ukraine and the High Council of Justice.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • acting for an independent South Asian power producer in a LCIA arbitration seated in London in relation to a tariff dispute concerning a hydropower plant
  • defending a pharmaceutical company in a SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore regarding a joint venture agreement
  • acting for private investors in a HKIAC arbitration seated in Hong Kong regarding a Chinese M&A dispute
  • defending a global energy company in ICC arbitration seated in Australia relating to information technology services
  • representing a US technology conglomerate seeking diplomatic aide in relation to business operations in an Asian State
  • corporate matter involving $21 billion sale of BHP Petroleum to Woodside for skip consideration
  • corporate matter involving $9.8 billion takeover by way of scheme of arrangement
  • corporate matter involving mid-market acquisition for a private equity firm