Marina Kofman is a dual-qualified lawyer (Australia and England and Wales) with over 11 years of experience in domestic and international commercial dispute resolution spanning arbitration, litigation and regulatory investigations. Marina has a track record of assisting clients to secure successful outcomes before international tribunals and Australia’s superior courts in a broad range of complex commercial and regulatory disputes.

Prior to setting up her own practice, Marina worked at top ranked international firms in Sydney, Hong Kong and London, where she specialised in large, complex and high-stakes cross-border and domestic disputes resolved through international arbitration and litigation. She also worked as an enforcement lawyer at Australia's corporate, markets, financial services and consumer credit regulator (ASIC), where she conducted several large and high-profile financial services regulatory investigations and subsequent civil and criminal enforcement actions before Australian courts.

Marina has represented clients as counsel in 13 commercial and investor-state arbitrations and arbitral award enforcement applications before domestic courts. Marina has acted in matters under many major arbitral rules including ICC, UNCITRAL, HKIAC, CIETAC and ICSID and has worked on matters in a wide variety of industry sectors and governed by different laws spanning common law, civil law, international law and supranational laws. Marina also spent time as a case manager and intern at the secretariats of two regional arbitral institutions: HKIAC and ACICA.


Marina has been nominated for and received a number of awards and scholarships over the course of her career:

  • Lawyers Weekly ‘Rising Star of the Year – Big Law’ (Winner) (2019) Women in Law Awards
  • Lawyers Weekly ‘Dispute Resolution’ (Finalist) (2019) 30 Under 30 Awards
  • Lawyers Weekly ‘Rising Star of the Year’ (Finalist) (2018) Australian Law Awards
  • Lawyers Weekly ‘Young Gun of the Year’ (Finalist) (2017) Women in Law Awards
  • Women Lawyers Association of NSW ‘Rising Star of the Year’ (Finalist) (2017) NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards
  • Law Society of NSW ‘NSW Young Lawyer of the Year(Winner) (2016) NSW Young Lawyers Patron Awards
  • Law Society of NSW International Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Series (Finalist – Best Professional Project) (2016) NSW Young Lawyers Patron Awards (as project lead)
  • Lawyers Weekly ‘Thought Leader of the Year’ (Finalist) (2016) Women in Law Awards
  • International Bar Association Educational Trust Grant recipient (2016)
  • Australasian Lawyer ‘Insurance In-House Team of the Year’ (Winners) - QBE Professional Lines (2016) Australasian Law Awards
  • Law Council of Australia ‘Young Lawyer Organisation Award’ (Winners) – NSW Young Lawyers International Law Committee (2015)(during term as Vice Chair)
  • ANZIIF TurksLegal Claims Scholarship Essay Competition (Finalist)(2015)
  • Australian Government Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Scholarship recipient (2010)



  • Solicitor, England and Wales


  • Solicitor, High Court of Australia


  • Master of International Law (University of Sydney)


  • HKIAC accredited Tribunal Secretary (HKIAC, Hong Kong)
  • Advanced Diploma in International Arbitration (CIArb, London)


  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (University of Technology Sydney)
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