Partner at Jones Day
Sylvia Tonova is an international arbitration lawyer with 15 years of experience representing investors and states in investment treaty and commercial arbitrations. Before relocating to Jones Day in London, Sylvia practiced for seven years at an international law firm in Washington, D.C. Sylvia represents clients in arbitrations under all the major arbitration rules, including the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the ICSID Additional Facility Rules, and was appointed to the ICSID Panels of Arbitrators and of Conciliators by Bulgaria in 2016. Her practice focuses on investment and commercial disputes arising in Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), including the successful representation of Bulgaria and Romania in four ICSID arbitrations. Sylvia regularly advises clients on enforcement of awards, sovereign immunity issues, arbitration clauses, and protecting investments against political risk in a range of industries, including oil and gas, mining, energy, banking, and telecommunications.