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Maria Lys

Maria Lys

Maria Lys

Professional Experience

Maria is a Senior Associate with CIS LONDON. She is a dual-qualified Ukrainian and English lawyer with over seven years of experience in the areas of commercial, IP law and dispute resolution.

Prior to joining CIS LONDON, Maria gained her experience working with both a reputable Ukrainian full-service law firm and an in-house department of a major Ukrainian asset management company.

Over the years, Maria has advised multinational corporations as well as small and medium size companies on a broad range of commercial and corporate issues with the focus on cross-border transactions and international trade disputes. In addition, she represented leading international manufacturers and top Ukrainian companies in state courts, before arbitral tribunals and in international arbitration proceedings.

Professional Membership

Maria is a member of Ukrainian National Bar Association and a member of the Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society of England and Wales.


Maria graduated as a lawyer from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev in 2006.

In the UK Maria has completed: a Graduate Diploma in Law course from the BPP Law School, the Legal Practice Course from the University of Law and LLM in International Commercial Law from the University of Glasgow.

Maria has passed all stages of the QLTS and she is currently in a process of being admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales.

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