Yulia Andreeva serves as a Legal Officer at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New York. She is a member of the Corporate & Institutional Law Practice Group, Legal Support Office.
Prior to joining UNDP, Yulia was a member of the litigation department of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York, where her practice focused on international dispute settlement. A Russian-trained and U.S.-qualified attorney, she has extensive experience in matters involving States, state entities, multinational corporations, and international organizations.
From 2001 to 2003, Yulia clerked for the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, The Netherlands, where she worked on large interstate disputes, international commercial arbitrations, and appointing authority matters.
Ms. Andreeva is an active member of the international law community. Among other things, she served as an observer to the UNCITRAL Working Group II (Arbitration and Conciliation) responsible for revising the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, and as a member of the International Chamber of Commerce Task Force on Arbitration Involving States or State Entities. Between 2007 and 2010, she served on the Global Advisory Board of the International Center for Dispute Resolution Young & International. Between 2006 and 2012, Yulia also held a number of leadership positions within the American Bar Association's (ABA) Section of International Law. In particular, she was a Co-Chair of the International Investment and Development Committee, a Vice Chair of the Russia/Eurasia Committee, and a Vice Chair of the International Courts Committee.
Ms. Andreeva is committed to promoting diversity in the practice of law.
She is a founding member of the ArbitralWomen Association, which brings together women practicing and teaching international dispute settlement, and she served as Vice President of the Association in 2010-2012 and a board member in 2008-2010. In 2008-2010, Yulia also served as Co-Chair of the Women's Interest Network of the ABA's Section of International Law.
Ms. Andreeva is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on public international law and dispute settlement. She has authored over twenty publications in English and Russian, and, between 2001 and 2005, she served as an editor of the Leiden Journal of International Law.
In 2004, Ms. Andreeva graduated with a Master of Laws in International Legal Studies degree from New York University, where she was a Hauser Global Scholar. She has a 2001 Master of Laws in Public International Law degree from Leiden University, The Netherlands, and a 2000 Specialist in Law (equivalent of J.D.) degree cum laude from the Urals State Law Academy, Russia. In 1999, Yulia received the National Award of the President of the Russian Federation for exceptional academic and professional achievements in law. She is a Gold Medal winner of three All-Russian legal competitions in private and public international law and several regional competitions in legal studies.