Ilija Mitrev Penushliski
"I was attracted by VIAC because I consider it to be the natural arbitration hub for the region of Central, East and Southeast Europe where arbitration is on a steady uptick. VIAC offers the highly-professional and modern service of a top international institution, but is at the same time attune to the needs of regional players. Plus, it is in Vienna!"
Ilija is a partner in the Paris office of Three Crowns LLP. Ilija has represented clients in international arbitrations conducted under all major arbitration rules. His practice focuses on complex investment and commercial arbitrations, particularly in the energy sector. Ilija has extensive experience with proceedings for the annulment and enforcement of arbitral awards in numerous jurisdictions. He represented the Yukos majority shareholders in the ECT arbitrations against Russia that resulted in the largest publicly known damages awards (USD 50 billion). Ilija has also advised States on the renegotiation of their BITs. He lectures on international arbitration at the University of Fribourg and holds postgraduate degrees in law from Harvard Law School and the University of Oxford. Ilija was born and raised in North Macedonia.