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Fieldfisher's Yuliya Kupchenko and Rebecca McKee featured in Legal Business' "Next generation of arbitration"



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Legal Business gathered the City's brightest stars, including two Fieldfisher directors, at the International Arbitration Centre in April to celebrate the next wave of disputes talent.

Two Fieldfisher disputes directors have been featured in Legal Business' "The next generation of arbitration" list of up and coming arbitration leaders.

Yuliya Kupchenko and Rebecca McKee, both of whom work in Fieldfisher's London office advising clients on high-value, complex commercial litigation and arbitration, were recognised for the calibre of the mandates and clients they have accrued during their years of practice, and lauded for their impressive skills and experience in the arbitration arena.

Extracts from the Legal Business list are below: For the full write-up, see: The next generation of arbitration - Legal Business
Yuliya Kupchenko, Director, Fieldfisher

Yuliya Kupchenko has made a name for herself thanks to her strength in investment treaty arbitration.

Throughout her career, she has worked on numerous large-scale, big-ticket disputes – often politically sensitive and complex in nature.

Like her colleague Rebecca McKee, Kupchenko possesses a novel background in civil fraud litigation, which has led her to some of the most high-profile cases. This year she will focus on the PrivatBank v Kolomoisky litigation, set to be one of the most anticipated trials of 2022.

She hopes to pursue the partnership track at Fieldfisher in the not-too-distant future, but is keen to maintain her 50/50 split between arbitration and litigation work: ‘Both provide great development opportunities and the balance between the two makes me a better disputes lawyer.’
Rebecca McKee, Director, Fieldfisher

Rebecca McKee brings a rare perspective to her arbitration practice. At Fieldfisher, solicitors are not required to choose between practising arbitration or litigation, meaning McKee has honed her skills in both disciplines. Her High Court work has gained her much experience in fraud-related disputes, adding another string to her bow.

McKee has recently acted on some weighty arbitration mandates. Last year, she was part of a team that assisted an African nation with a telecoms dispute worth $2bn. She also acted on an LCIA arbitration for a high-net-worth individual in a dispute concerning the synthetic diamond industry.

McKee cites Fieldfisher’s dispute resolution partner Alexandra Underwood as an inspiration: ‘She’s such a hard worker while also being a mum like me – it’s something very close to my heart. Seeing her balance the two aspects of her life is inspiring.’