Dr. Galina Zukova

International Arbitration   |   Dispute Resolution   |   International Contracts

Dr. Zukova is an Associate Professor at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin (Paris-Saclay) and the Riga Graduate School of Law. In the past, she also lectured at SciencesPo in Paris and the University of Barcelona, among other schools.
Dr. Zukova had also a short stint as Scholar-in-Residence at WilmerHale’s international arbitration practice in London, and she is a co-moderator of the ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy programme – a flagship project of the ICC Institute of World Business Law.


  • 2016 – present:
Université de Versailles-Saint Quentin (Paris Saclay), France, Associate Professor


  • International Commercial Arbitration within the Master Arbitrage & Commerce International (MACI) programme
  • European Internal Market
  • Introduction to Common Law
  • 2006 – present:
Riga Graduate School of Law, Latvia, Associate Professor


  • International Dispute Settlement, International Commercial Arbitration (2006/present)
  • International Economic Law (2006-2008)
  • International Adjudication (2006-2008)
  • EU Law (2006-2008)
  • 2009 – 2018:
University of Barcelona, International Economic Law and Policy Programme (IELPO), Visiting Professor

Course: International Commercial Arbitration

  • 2009 – 2017:
Institut de Sciences Politiques (SciencesPo), Paris, Master Droit économique M2 – Global Studies, Lecturer

Course : International Commercial Arbitration

  • 2004 – 2008:
University of Latvia, Centre for European and Transition Studies, European Studies Master Program, Riga Lecturer (courses: EU Law and International Economic Law).
  • 2003     Sept.:
European University Institute, Academy of European Law (Florence), Research Assistant
  • 2000 – 2001:
European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (Florence), Research Assistant for the project Competitiveness and EU Enlargement. Organiser of the Summer School on the same subject.


  • 2008 September:
WilmerHale, International Arbitration Group, London

The WilmerHale Scholar-in-Residence initiative allows professors, lecturers and other academics from all jurisdictions to work with the Firm’s international arbitration team on both professional matters and academic projects and to contribute in general to the intellectual life of the office.


The ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy programme covers the main stages of the arbitration proceedings from an arbitrator’s point of view. It aims at improving legal knowledge and developing practical skills such as efficient case management and drafting, to allow participants to become capable of acting as arbitrators in international arbitration cases.

  • 2023-2024:           ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy for Central and Eastern Europe, co-moderator
  • 2018-2020:
ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy for Asia, co-moderator
  • 2015-2016:
ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy for Central and Eastern Europe, co-moderator
  • 2011-2013:
ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy for CIS Countries, co-moderator


  • 2020 Oct.:
Training on Dispute Settlement/Arbitration, Higher School of Economics (Moscow), Online programme
  • 2019 Dec.:
UNDP/USAID Training on International Commercial Arbitration, Tashkent State University of Law
  • 2017-2019 of July:
Summer University of Continental Law, organized by the Fondation pour le droit continental, Lecturer, Course (10h) on International Dispute Settlement (University Paris-Assas)
  • 2017 June:
Università di Padova. Visiting Professor (Erasmus); course on International Arbitration and EU Competition Law
  • 2017 Feb, 2016 Feb.:
Guest lecturer at the New York University (Paris) on Jurisdictional Challenges in Arbitration
  • 2016 Oct.:
Bucharest University, guest lecturer
  • As of 2012:
Member of the organising committee of the Russian-speaking Moot court ICC Lex Mercatoria (Международный студенческий конкурс по международному торговому праву и международному коммерческому арбитражу ICC Lex mercatoria), organised by inter alia Byelorussian State University, ICC Court, ICC Russia (in Russian) (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
  • 2012 Nov.:
University of Dundee. Guest lecture on Arbitrating Complex Disputes: ICC Court’s Perspective
  • 2012 July:
Università di Udine, Summer School on Alternative Dispute Resolutions and Collective Redress in European and International Private Law. Visiting Professor (course: Dispute Settlement)
  • 2012 Jan.:
University of Pristina (Kosovo). LLM Programme in Contracts and Commercial Law. Online guest lecture on ICC Arbitration
  • 2011, 2012:
Member of the organising committee of the Concours d’arbitrage international de Paris, co-organised by Sciences Po (Law School), Cliff¬ord Chance, in partnership with Editions Lamy/Wolters Kluwer, Total and the ICC Court
  • 2011 Oct.:
Lecture on ICC Arbitration and Choosing Arbitrators at the Legal Department of the Central European University (Budapest, Hungary)
  • 2009-2011:
Presentations on various aspects of ICC Arbitration to student groups visiting the ICC Court
  • 2010 Dec.:
Russian Foreign Trade Academy (Moscow). Guest lecture on ICC Arbitration
  • 2009, 2010:
University of Bern, World Trade Institute. Guest lecture on ICC International Commercial Arbitration
  • 2009 March:
Spring School on The European Dimension of Soft Security (Brussels). Guest lecture on States of International Economic Law and Dispute Settlement in Energy Sector
  • 2009 Jan.:
London School of Economics. Guest lecture on States in International Commercial Arbitration
  • 2008, 2009:
Università di Udine, Summer School on Users’ Rights and Market Regulation. Visiting Professor (course: WTO and consumer rights)
  • 2008 July:
Università di Padova, Summer School on International Commercial Law Visiting Professor (course: WTO Law and Food Safety)
  • 2007 April:
Università di Napoli. Guest lecture on Amicus Curiae Nell’organizzazione Mondiale Del Commercio: La Fine Della Vera Amicizia?