Lilia Vazova is a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department of Latham & Watkins focusing on criminal and regulatory matters, complex commercial litigation, and international arbitration.
Ms. Vazova is a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations, Complex Commercial Litigation, and International Arbitration Practices. She advises clients on cross border, multi-jurisdictional government investigations and complex business disputes. Ms. Vazova has extensive experience in criminal and civil litigation, internal investigations, and commercial disputes — particularly matters involving concurrent criminal and civil proceedings or parallel litigations in multiple jurisdictions in the US and internationally. She litigates business disputes in federal and state courts, as well as under the arbitration rules of all major international arbitration institutions.
Ms. Vazova’s recent matters include representing:
- Equity holders of a medical device manufacturer in ICC arbitration against its large pharmaceutical acquirer. The case was included in The American Lawyer’s feature on six high-impact trial wins, each scored by women-led litigation teams at Latham.
- Leading global bank in internal and regulatory cross-jurisdictional investigations relating to sovereign equity research.
- Leading global bank in regulatory and multi-state civil matters relating to government-sponsored securities.
- US private equity firm in investment arbitration against South Korea related to US$8 billion Samsung merger. The successful first phase of the arbitration was recently featured as the headline of Global Arbitration Review.
- The British Banker’s Association in connection with US based litigation concerning LIBOR.
- Leading Canadian bank in connection with US based litigation concerning ICE LIBOR.
- French media conglomerate in ICC arbitration against leading German technology company in breach of contract dispute relating to the design and development of bespoke software solution.
- Software engineers of leading European and US car manufacturers in connection with emissions-related government investigations in the US and Europe.
- Group of asset managers in connection with their investments in Argentine sovereign debt in litigations in the US, UK, Belgium, and Argentina.
- Asian LCD manufacturer in arbitration against US-based alternative energy company arising out of joint venture agreement for the development and manufacture of solar cells.
- Leading US pharmaceutical company in contract dispute against Swiss company relating to Medicaid reimbursement.
- Pro bono impact litigation challenging criminal fines and fees in Oklahoma.