Marija Šćekić is a director in the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group, based in London. She has more than 10 years of experience in international arbitration, across a range of industries and jurisdictions. She has represented clients in both commercial and investment treaty disputes, under various arbitral rules, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) rules. Marija also acts as an assistant editor of the Journal of International Arbitration (JOIA).

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    • Represented a client in multiple gas price reviews under the UNCITRAL rules and the SCC rules, regarding natural gas imported into the Turkish market.
    • Represented a client in multiple gas price reviews under the ICC Rules, regarding natural gas imported into European markets.
    • Represented a European manufacturing company in an ICC arbitration sited in London, under English and Japanese law, involving claims related to a share purchase agreement.
    • Represented a European bank in ICSID investment arbitration proceedings against an Eastern European state.
    • Represented an Eastern European manufacturing company in an investment treaty claim against an Eastern European state.
    • Represented European investors in an investment treaty claim relating to financial services and real estate investments.

    Education

    • University of Cambridge, LL.M., 2011
    • University of Belgrade, LL.B., 2010

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2019
    • Serbia (non-practising), 2015

    Languages

    • English
    • Serbian/Croatian
    • Russian
    • Recognised as a Future Leader in the last four editions of Who's Who Legal: Arbitration:
      • “Marija Scekic enjoys a strong reputation for her ‘ability to think outside of the box to solve complex problems’ as well as her ‘great track record’ in international arbitration.”
      • “Marija Scekic earns acclaim 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’.”
      • Marija Scekic is applauded as “absolutely phenomenal” with “a great reputation”.
    • Recognised in Euromoney’s LMG Rising Stars Expert Guide in 2020 and 2021 in the categories of commercial arbitration and the UK.

    Speaking Engagements

    • Panelist, GAR Live: Vienna, Vienna, Austria, May 2022.
    • Panelist, Ninth Romanian National Conference on Commercial Law, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, June 2019.
    • Panelist, ICC YAF & Under 40 Section of the SAA Conference, Belgrade, Serbia, April 2019.
    • Panelist, XI Belgrade Arbitration Conference, Belgrade, Serbia, April 2019.
    • Panelist, Centre for Advanced Research in Dispute Resolution: Tour de Arbitration, Paris, France, February 2019.
    • Panelist, ICC YAF & YCAP Joint Conference, Zagreb, Croatia, December 2018.
    • Panelist, ICC YAF Conference on the Occasion of the ICC Vis Pre-Moot, Paris, France, April 2017.
    • Panelist, YACF: Co-Chairs' Circle Second Global Conference, Helsinki, Finland, May 2016.
    • Panelist, VIII Belgrade Arbitration Conference, Belgrade, Serbia, March 2016.
    • Panelist, 7th Moscow Pre-Moot Workshop & Conference, Moscow, Russia, February 2016.

    Publications

    • Co-author, “Pre-arbitration Procedural Requirements: ‘A Dismal Swamp’”, Practising Virtue – Inside International Arbitration, ed. D. Caron et al, Oxford University Press, November 2015.
    • Co-author, “Investment Protection in Southern Africa”, Corporate Dispute Resolution, May-June 2015.
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