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About Sofia Svinkovskaya

Sofia Svinkovskaya is an associate in the firm's International Arbitration Group and Global Projects Disputes Practice.

Sofia specialises in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration. 

Before joining Freshfields, Sofia worked was an associate in the arbitration team of a renowned Austrian dispute resolution boutique and externed at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington D.C.

Sofia is a graduate of the University of Vienna (Mag.iur.) and holds an LL.M. degree in International Business and Economic Law from Georgetown Law, which she attended as Georgetown's International Arbitration Scholar.

Sofia speaks English, German, Russian, Slovak, Ukrainian and Czech.



  • Georgetown Law, LL.M. (International Arbitration Scholar, Distinction and Dean's List)
  • Georgetown Law (Certificate in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution)
  • The Hague Academy of International Law
  • University of Vienna, Mag.iur.