Marija Scekic has experience on a range of complex international arbitration proceedings, including disputes in oil and gas, technology and automotive sectors, and shareholder disputes.

Ms. Scekic's experience includes cases governed by a broad variety of substantive and procedural laws, and cases under the ICC, SCC, UNCITRAL and ICSID rules.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Scekic worked as an associate at another international law firm in Belgrade.

Professional Activities

Ms. Scekic is a member of the Young International Arbitrators Group of the LCIA (YIAG) and the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum.

Experience

  • Representing an investor in an UNCITRAL arbitration against Montenegro relating to the violation of the fair and equitable treatment standard and indirect expropriation of investments.
  • Representing a European energy company in a consolidated ad hoc arbitration against a German gas company relating to a claim for a price revision for a series of long-term gas supply contracts. Seated in Stockholm, subject to Swiss law. The arbitration was settled on terms favorable to our client.
  • Representing an Austrian bank in an ICSID arbitration against an Eastern European state relating to the retrospective conversion of foreign currency loans. Seated in Washington DC. The tribunal issued a jurisdictional decision in favor of our client.
  • Representing investors in an ICSID arbitration against an Eastern European state relating to FET and expropriation claims.
  • Representing a mining business in an ad hoc UNCITRAL investment arbitration against an African state relating to denial of justice and other breaches of the investment treaty. The tribunal issued an award in favor of our client.
  • Representing a European energy company in an ICC arbitration against a major international energy company relating to a price review claim for a long term sales contract. Seated in Geneva.
  • Representing a European energy company in five SCC and UNCITRAL arbitrations against five private importers relating to price review claims under long-term gas supply contracts. Seated in Stockholm, subject to Swedish law. The five tribunals in the five separate arbitrations all issued awards in favor of our client.

Recognition

  • Recognized as a Future Leader in the 2019–2021 editions of Who's Who Legal: Arbitration with sources saying she is “absolutely phenomenal” with “a great reputation.” She is applauded for her “clarity and sharp judgement,” as well as her “ability to absorb huge amounts of technical detail,” making her an “arbitration giant of the younger generation.”
  • Recognized in Euromoney's LMG Rising Stars Expert Guide in 2020 and 2021 in the categories of commercial arbitration and United Kingdom.

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Credentials

  • Education

    • LLM, University of Cambridge, 2011

    • International Academy of Arbitration Law, 2011

    • Bachelor of Law, University of Belgrade, 2010

  • Admissions

    • Solicitor, England and Wales

    • Serbia, Non-Practicing

  • Languages

    • English

    • Russian

    • Serbian

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