Kristina Fridman

Associate, International Litigation and Arbitration


Kristina Fridman represents domestic and international clients in a variety of international arbitration and litigation matters spanning many industries, including pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, and construction, among others.

Representative matters, including those prior to joining Skadden, include:

  • the government of Armenia in an ICSID arbitration regarding two infrastructure projects, resulting in an award of costs in favor of the state
  • an investor in two parallel proceedings regarding a refinery project
  • an investor in an ICSID arbitration against a South American state related to a parking project
  • an investor in an UNCITRAL arbitration related to a canceled oil concession
  • an aviation company in an LCIA arbitration against its former client
  • a multinational pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration regarding a post-acquisition earn-out dispute
  • the owners of a pharmaceutical company in a JAMS arbitration brought by the former CEO and minority shareholder
  • a real estate company in a AAA arbitration against a former partner
  • a multinational distribution company in a proceeding to quash a Section 1782 discovery request
  • two UNCITRAL investor-state arbitrations related to infrastructure projects in Eastern Europe, both concluded successfully for the investor



  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2017 (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Articles Editor, Human Rights Law Review)
  • B.A., American University, 2011


  • New York


  • Member, New York City Bar Arbitration Committee


  • Russian (native)
  • Spanish (basic)

Kristina Fridman

Associate, International Litigation and Arbitration