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Sylvia Tonova

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Sylvia Tonova has a diverse arbitration practice that benefits from her qualification to practise in the USA. She is a fine choice of counsel for large-scale investment treaty disputes and is particularly active in Eastern European and CIS-related mandates.
"She's very client-friendly, meticulous and always delivers quality for the client. She speaks Russian as well, which is very helpful." "She can strategise and her grasp of the detail comes through in cross-examination, which is very impressive."
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Sylvia Tonova is an international arbitration lawyer with more than 15 years of experience representing investors and states in investment treaty and commercial arbitrations. She is ranked as a Global Leader in international arbitration and recognized as “an accomplished and excellent lawyer” by Who’s Who Legal (WWL 2020) who is known for her “incredibly impressive work,” her “strong analytical thinking” (WWL 2020) and “great understanding of clients' needs” (Chambers UK 2020).

Sylvia manages complex disputes across Europe and the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Africa in a range of industries, including oil and gas, mining, energy, banking, and telecommunications. She also advises clients on arbitration clauses, sovereign immunity issues, and protecting investments against political risk. Sylvia recently secured victories against Kazakhstan on behalf of Canadian mining company World Wide Minerals Ltd. and against Uzbekistan on behalf of a Turkish client and a private equity firm.

Sylvia was appointed to the ICSID Panels of Arbitrators and of Conciliators by Bulgaria in 2016. She teaches investment treaty arbitration procedure and enforcement of awards at Roma Tre Law School and is a former co-chair of Young ICCA and a former member of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA).

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