Ina C Popova is a litigation partner in the firm’s New York office whose practice focuses on international arbitration, complex commercial litigation and public international law. She is dual-qualified in civil law and common law and she frequently leads contentious matters in Spanish and French. Ms Popova is admitted to practise in Paris and New York and holds advanced degrees in English law. She has particular experience in the mining and energy sectors, in which she regularly handles multibillion-dollar disputes involving commercial, environmental and public international law issues across a variety of jurisdictions. Ms Popova represents private clients and states in arbitrations governed by various substantive laws and conducted under the rules of the major arbitral institutions, as well as in court proceedings in federal and state courts in the United States, including the United States Supreme Court.
Ms Popova has served in a number of leadership positions, including as co-chair of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law and as a rapporteur for the ASIL-ICCA Joint Task Force on Issue Conflicts in Investor-State Arbitration. Ms Popova was listed as a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation and named as a Future Leader in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2016. She has taught law at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and is a Fellow of the Société de Législation Comparée.