Ms Jenny Arlington > Akin Gump LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Akin Gump LLP
E1 6EG

Work Department

Counsel; Dispute Resolution


Jenny Arlington has more than 10 years’ experience in representing a wide range of clients in high-value, complex international arbitrations under most of the main arbitral rules. She also acts in top end, intricate cross-border commercial litigations in the English High Court and, in conjunction with local counsel, in off-shore jurisdictions. The international disputes she handles have a particular focus on Russia, CIS, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and the Middle East. Native Bulgarian, she is fluent in English, Russian and German, trained at a Magic Circle firm and has a LL.M. in European Union law.  

Jenny also has long-standing expertise in data protection, privacy and cybersecurity matters and is a CIPP/E. She assists technology companies, clients handling Big Data and multinational conglomerates with compliance and in investigations involving cutting edge issues in this area, and advises multinational clients, including those developing and deploying machine-learning and AI technologies, on related UK and EU legislation and regulation.

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Bulgarian; English; German; Russian


Tech London Advocates


ICDR Young and International



LL.M., Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, magna cum laude, 2007; LL.B. (Hons), University of Bristol, with honors, 2006

Lawyer Rankings

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas

Transactional powerhouse Akin Gump LLP‘s oil and gas group has an ‘excellent‘ track record acting in high-value and cross-border energy M&A, disputes, restructurings, and regulatory work. The group has significant global project financing expertise and advises across the full life-cycle of upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas work. The team has extensive experience working in emerging markets with Weyinmi Popo and private equity specialist Shaun Lascelles focusing on Africa mandates and Simon Rootsey in Latin America. London international arbitration head Justin Williams is another key name, working with Hamish Lal and counsel Jenny Arlington on the contentious side. Transactional head Julian Nichol left to join Watson Farley & Williams LLP in September 2021.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

(Rising stars)

Jenny ArlingtonAkin Gump LLP

Akin Gump LLP‘s ‘superb‘ practice has deep-rooted sector expertise in the energy, technology and construction industries. Leading the firm’s worldwide international arbitration practice from London, Justin Williams is an energy disputes specialist, particularly in relation to Russia. London disputes head Richard Hornshaw is highly rated for financial services disputes; Hamish Lal acts in major construction arbitrations; and Kambiz Larizadeh is a civil fraud expert. At counsel level, Jenny Arlington is noted for high-value, complex international arbitrations under most of the main arbitral rules.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium

The ‘outstanding‘ disputes team at Akin Gump LLP is particularly strong for financial restructuring litigation, cross-border fraud, energy sector and Russia-related disputes. The ‘excellentRichard Hornshaw took over as head of the team from Mark Dawkins, who stepped back from the practice. Hornshaw focuses his practice on finance and securities law matters, as well as insolvency and restructuring situations, while Kambiz Larizadeh is a name to note for civil fraud. Counsel Jenny Arlington (who is fluent in English, Russian and German) handles both international arbitration and litigation, with particular expertise in technology disputes as well as cyber and privacy issues. Sheena Buddhdev joined Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP.