Lucia is a Partner in Allen & Overy's International Arbitration Group with over 15 years of experience in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration across the world.
Lucia has represented both States and corporates in numerous disputes arising out of bilateral investment treaties, the Energy Charter Treaty and commercial contracts governed by a variety of laws. She has experience of conducting arbitrations under all the major arbitration rules (e.g. CIArb, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SCIA, SIAC, UNCITRAL, VIAC) and seated in both civil and common law jurisdictions (e.g. London, Paris, Seoul, Singapore, Vienna, Zurich). She also has experience of litigation before the English and Indian courts.
Lucia currently serves on the Board of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre ('VIAC') and also sits as arbitrator.
Lucia is a solicitor-advocate of England & Wales and is also qualified to practise in Slovakia and Ireland. Before relocating to her hometown Bratislava, Lucia practised with Allen & Overy for over ten years in London and was also seconded to the firm's Hong Kong and Moscow offices.
Lucia speaks English, German, Slovak, Czech and can read Russian.
National Courts as a Forum for the Resolution of Disputes under Article 26 Energy Charter Treaty