Dr. Irina Paliashvili

President and Senior Counsel, RULGUkrainian Legal Group, Washington, DC/Kyiv, Ukraine 


Dr. Irina Paliashvili co-founded one of the first private law firms in Ukraine and expanded by founding the Washington-based RULGUkrainian Legal Group, where she serves as the Managing Partner.

She has extensive experience in providing independent expert witness reports and testimony on matters of Ukrainian law in international arbitrations and in the US, UK, the Netherlands, Cypriot, and Swedish courts proceedings. Irina is a member of the Energy Community Dispute and Negotiation Centre Panel of Mediators in Vienna, and is included in the arbitrators’ panels of several international arbitration institutions.

Irina holds PhD in Private International Law from Kyiv State University School of International Law and an LLM in International and Comparative Law from George Washington University. She is licensed to practice Ukrainian law as a Special Legal Consultant in the District of Columbia and is a member of the Kyiv Bar. She serves as the Chair of the Legal Committee of the U.S.- Ukraine Business Council, a member of the Advisory Board of the IBA’s Section on Public and Professional Interest (SPPI), and as a member of the Advisory Board of Best Lawyers®.