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Anna Guillard Sazhko

Independent Counsel and Arbitrator ,

Founder and Co-President, Turkic Arbitration Association ,

Member, Board of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association ,

Vice-President and Chair, Commission on Environment and Energy, ICC Ukraine ,

Author and Co-coordinator of the Mentorship Program, Member of the Executive Committee, Young ISTAC ,

Founding Member, Nash Arbitrazh ,

Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR Member,

Member, Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Ukrainian National Bar Association (UNBA) ,

Member, Organization Committees of Istanbul Arbitration Days ,

Co-Chair, Baltic Arbitration Days (BAD). ,


Gender: Female

Year of birth: 1985

Nationality: Ukraine

Type of practitioner:

Counsel, Arbitrator

Jurisdiction(s) in which admitted to practice (if applicable):

France, Ukraine

Fields of legal expertise:

Civil law, Common law, European law, International law

Practice areas:

Energy and Natural Resources, Oil & Gas, Finance and Banking, Real Estate, Information and Communication Technologies, Consultancy Services, Corporate Law / M&A, Investment Law/ Public International Law

Contact details


149 Rue de Rennes
Paris, N/A 75006




Anna Guillard Sazhko <>



  • English: Fluent
  • French: Fluent
  • Ukrainian: Native
  • Russian: Native
  • Turkish: Basic

Relevant arbitration experience:

- Presiding arbitrator (appointed by the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan) in an arbitration seated in Tashkent between Chinese and Uzbek companies over general commercial matters.
- Sole arbitrator (appointed by the ISTAC) in an ISTAC arbitration seated in Istanbul between German and Turkish companies over an international contract on the delivery of goods.
- Side arbitrator (appointed by the Istanbul Commercial Court) in an Ad Hoc arbitration seated in Adana between Saudi Arabian and Turkish companies over international contracts on the sale of goods.

Education & certifications:

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Online May 2022
Oxford Blockchain Strategy Program

Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris I School of Law, France 2011 – 2012
Master 2 in Comparative Law “Globalization and legal pluralism”, under the direction of Dr. Pierre Legrand
Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, USA (2 months)

Panthéon-Assas Paris II School of Law, France 2010 – 2011
Master 1 in Private Law

Yaroslav the Wise National Law University, Ukraine 2002 – 2007
Specialist in Law (five-year degree) with highest honors


Additional information:

Featured in Who’s Who Legal’s Arbitration lists for 2021, 2022 and 2023 as a “Future Leader”. This guide identifies the world’s leading international arbitration practitioners through independent research and nominations from clients and peers. WWL 2023 ranked Anna among the 15 “Most Highly Regarded” Individuals in Europe, Middle East and Africa Region: They write: “The ‘smart and diligent’ Anna Guillard Sazhko performs well this year and is ‘always in high demand’ due to her ‘natural leadership skills and her ability to think critically with business awareness’”.

WWL 2022 recognized Anna as a national leader in France and recommended her as “one of the brightest arbitration practitioners in the market focusing on Eastern European disputes” and described “her knowledge of investment law and arbitration is second to none”.

Anna was also named a winner of Lexology's Client Choice Award 2021 for Arbitration – France. Since 2005, the Client Choice Awards have aimed to highlight those who provide exceptional client care and high-quality service, adding value to their clients’ business.