Lilia Vazova is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Vazova is a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations, Complex Commercial Litigation, and International Arbitration Practice. She focuses her practice 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 abroad. 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:
- The British Banker’s Association in connection with US based litigation concerning LIBOR.
- Software engineers of leading European and US car manufacturers in connection with emissions-related government
investigations in the US and Europe.
- A group of asset managers in connection with their investments in Argentine sovereign debt in litigations in the US, UK, Belgium, and Argentina.
- Multiple investment advisor and broker-dealer clients in internal and regulatory investigations, including leading ATS (“dark pool”) operator and asset manager creditors in contested bankruptcy proceedings relating to the bankruptcy of a large savings bank holding company.
- A leading global bank in internal and regulatory cross-jurisdictional investigations relating to sovereign equity research.
- Investors in a start-up medical device company in ICC arbitration against an acquirer relating to post-closing obligations under the parties’ merger agreement.
- A leading US pharmaceutical company in contractual dispute against Swiss company relating to Medicaid reimbursement.
- Asian LCD manufacturer in ICC arbitration against US-based alternative energy company arising out of joint venture agreement for the development and manufacture of solar cells.