Ina C. Popova is a partner in Debevoise & Plimpton’s International Dispute Resolution Group. Her practice focuses on public international law, international arbitration, and international litigation. Ms. Popova is admitted to practice in Paris and New York and holds advanced degrees in English law. Fluent in several languages, Ms. Popova leads matters in English, Spanish and French, and she regularly handles complex disputes arising out of Latin America and Africa. Over the course of her career, Ms. Popova has represented individuals, corporations and states in a broad range of disputes under the rules of all of the major arbitral institutions, as well as several regional institutions. She also advises parties in international litigations involving proceedings in foreign and domestic courts and has represented parties before the federal and state courts in the United States, including the United States Supreme Court.
In addition to her work as counsel, Ms. Popova is a Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and currently serves in a variety of other leadership positions, including as a member of the Court of the Casablanca International Mediation and Arbitration Center (CIMAC) and as Chair of the Corporate Counsel Task Force of the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC). She is a member of the IBA International Commercial Arbitration Case Law Subcommittee, the IBA Working Group on the UNIDROIT Principles and the ICCA Task Force on Standards of Practice. She has taught law at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and is a Fellow of the Société de Législation Comparée. She speaks and writes regularly on arbitration-related issues. She is also on LinkedIn.