Our People — Biographies
Yana Ahlden
Spanish, German, Portuguese, French
Yana is an associate in our commercial litigation department. Her practice focuses on high-value, complex commercial disputes, and arbitrations. She has experience with shareholder and contractual disputes, as well as insolvency proceedings
Notable experience
  • Advising the seller on the default of a multi-million SPA agreement containing LCIA arbitration agreement
  • Acting for the claimant in a multi-million-dollar SIAC arbitration on joint-venture oil development in Indonesia
  • Acting for the respondent in an application to set aside an LCIA award in the Singapore High Court
  • Acting for the respondent on a winding-up petition submitted by a shareholder and former director against a recruitment sourcing company in the High Court
Yana studied law and international relations at Amsterdam University College, where she graduated cum laude. She holds an LLM in Law and Economics through the European Master of Law and Economics at the University of Hamburg, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and the University of Haifa. She completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at University of Law in Bristol and Legal Practice Course at BPP in London. Before commencing her training contract at a West End firm in 2021, Yana was a product manager at a technology and logistics start-up in London. Yana joined the firm on qualification in 2023. Yana is a member of the London Very Young Arbitrators Practitioners and the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group. She speaks German, Spanish and Portuguese and is learning French.
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