Yuri Parkhomenko practices public international law and specializes in representing sovereign States in their disputes with other States or foreign investors.
Yuri acted as counsel in some of the most seminal international law cases before the International Court of Justice and other international tribunals, which resulted in landmark victories both in inter-State disputes (Decolonization of the Chagos Archipelago, Philippines v. China, Bangladesh v. India, Bangladesh v. Myanmar) and investment arbitration (PMI v. Uruguay, Ping An v. Belgium, Gosling v. Mauritius, Aratiri v. Uruguay).
Yuri offers extensive experience in providing advice and advocacy at all stages of international dispute resolution: from strategic advice on an emerging dispute and selection of a dispute settlement body, to formulating claims and defenses, to managing the production of evidence, to acting as advocate during oral hearings.
In inter-State disputes, Yuri has successfully represented States in disputes concerning territorial sovereignty, maritime and land boundary delimitation, self-determination, international responsibility, treaty interpretation, use of force, human rights, humanitarian law and environment.
In investment arbitration, Yuri has successfully represented States before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes and other arbitration institutions in disputes concerning natural resources, renewable energy, environment, public health, protection of cultural heritage, construction, banking and finance.
In addition to contentious matters, Yuri advises governments on a wide range of international law issues, including the law of the sea, treaty law, international human rights, humanitarian law, sovereign immunity, state succession, transboundary harm, sharing of resources, international watercourses, sovereignty and boundary disputes. He also advises States on conclusion and implementation of investment protection treaties.
Yuri is regularly invited to speak on current issues of international law.
Yuri joined Foley Hoag after his eight-year public international law practice both at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States, where he was involved in treaty negotiations, investment arbitration, and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.