Arbitration in Russia & Asia: Trendspotting and Horizon watching
20 October 2019 | 11:30 - 14:00


Key note speech
(Sir Bernard Rix)

  1. Arbitration in Russia/the CIS for Asian parties:
    What new Russian arbitral venues has to offer to the Asian parties/arbitrating in Russia: opportunities available at the Russian Arbitration Center
    (Andrey Gorlenko, Russian Arbitration Center (Moscow), Executive Administrator)
    • Practice of arbitration in Russia
    • Involvement of the state courts
    • Role of a tribunal secretary
    • New developments in the conduct of arbitrations – Prague Rules

  2. "Arbitration awakening", legal developments and trends in Central Asia: Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
    (Diana Bayzakova, Tashkent International Arbitration Centre )

  3. Liberalization of the regulatory framework: Asian arbitral institutions applying for authorizations to administer arbitration seated in Russia
    (Sarah Grimmer, HKIAC, Secretary General)

  4. Challenges with arbitrating and enforcement against Russian/CIS parties
    (Alexei Dudko, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Moscow; Natalia Gulyaeva, Partner, Hogan Lovells Moscow)
    • "Wild East"? cultural and other issues
    • Sanctions
    • Enforcement of arbitral awards in the CIS and asset recovery, including attachment of assets
    • Arbitrability of IP disputes

  5. Investor state dispute resolution involving CIS states - CIS perspectives to the new generation of investment treaties
    (Elena Burova, Senior Associate, Ivanyan & Partners )


11:30 - 12:00 - Registration
12:00 - 14:00 - Panel discussion

Registration Fees

This event is complimentary. Registration is required. Dress code: business smart only


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Room - Harcourt Suite (Timothy Hill)

HFW is a market leading sector-focused international law firm with more than 600 lawyers working across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

We have a significant global arbitration practice. Our lawyers have been at the forefront of arbitration developments over many years. Our practice is sector focused, and we have a range and depth of arbitration matters that many larger firms would envy, with the total number of arbitrations handled at any one time estimated at 750. We are especially strong in a number of core areas, particularly construction, energy, trade and commodities, shipping, aviation, insurance/reinsurance, banking and financial services – all fields where international arbitration is very important and generates significant work. The arbitrations we handle are often complex and extremely high value too; last year, the quantum of arbitration claims under management was US$11 billion.

We conduct arbitrations under all the most popular arbitration forums and institutional rules, including UNICTRAL, LCIA, ICC, ICSID, ARIAS, CIETAC, ACICA, PCERA, DIFC-LCIA, HKIAC and SIAC. We also conduct hundreds of arbitrations under the specific rules of trade bodies such as GAFTA, FOSFA, LMAA, LME, RSA and LOF. Our partners serve as arbitrators and as expert witnesses in arbitration, and we have advised arbitral bodies and governments on arbitral rules and legislation. More recently, we have further expanded our international arbitration practice into investor-state arbitrations, having represented states and investors alike.

We are consistently listed in the GAR 100 "approved" list as a leading international arbitration practice and frequently act in arbitration-related court proceedings. In fact, The Lawyers' Litigation Tracker 2018 revealed that HFW was the most active litigation firm in terms of arbitration-related litigation (Q1-Q2), commercial litigation (Q1-Q3) and in the English Commercial Court (2016 – 2017, Q3 2018).

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