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Tymczyszyn Arbitration was set up following Irina's decision to retire after 20 years of private practice as a solicitor-advocate and partner of a leading global law firm to focus on her career as full-time international arbitrator in a conflict-free environment.

Irina was born in Ukraine and having obtained university degrees in modern languages, political science and economics in Ukraine and UK, she successfully pursued a legal career as a solicitor in the City of London, having gone all the way from a CPE student to a trainee solicitor with a top ten City law firm to a partner in the London office of a global law firm.

As counsel, Irina represented clients across the globe in numerous arbitration proceedings, including those before the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and in ad hoc arbitrations. At present, she continues to provide limited advisory services as consultant.

Ms. Tymczyszyn received her first appointment as arbitrator in 2007 and to date has sat on arbitral panels 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 is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), a member of the London Court of International Arbitration, Swiss Arbitration Association, International Bar Association and has been appointed to the panels of arbitrators of the International Arbitration Centre (IAC) at the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), London Chamber of Arbitration (LCAM) at the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Ukrainian Arbitration Association (UAA), Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA) and Chamber of Arbitrators at the Union of Lawyers, Belarus.

Ms. Tymczyszyn is fluent in English, Ukrainian and Russian, has working knowledge of German, and speaks basic French and Polish.

Irina is a published writer and a regular speaker on international arbitration, English contract law and legal career development. She conducts legal masterclasses, seminars for practitioners and in-house lawyers in English, Russian and Ukrainian.

Irina has been listed in the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 editions of "Who's Who Legal: Arbitration".

The full CV can be downloaded here.

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