Никифоров Илья

Board Member


General information

Ilya Nikiforov is a founding member and managing partner of EPAM Law Offices. Mr. Nikiforov is an Executive Committee Member at Swedish Arbitration Association. Previously he served as Vice-Chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Councillor at London Court of International Arbitration  European Users’ Council, Vice-Chair at International Bar Association Arbitration Committee and as Vice-Chair of the International Arbitration Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce Russian National Committee (ICC Russia).

Specialist area

Mr. Nikiforov is a specialist with a unique range of competencies. Best Lawyers 2022 ranking has recommended him for 16 areas of law in Russia. These are International Arbitration, Arbitration and Mediation and Litigation, Corporate Law, Criminal Defense, M&A, Insurance Law, Banking and Finance Law, Construction and Real Estate Laws, Investment, Technology Law, Labor and Employment Law, Project Finance and Development, Intellectual Property Law and Telecommunications Law.

Knowledge and experience in various areas of law enable Ilya Nikiforov to find a pragmatic solution for multidimensional conflicts, which are represented by narrow specialists by Gordian knots. These skills allow him to find the optimal solution for the implementation of complex projects, the effective achievement of the objectives of the principal. Clients appreciate such business-oriented approach.

Ilya Nikiforov’s invaluable experience in international arbitration and litigation should be observed separately. He acted as Chair, Sole arbitrator or member of the tribunal in numerous international arbitration proceedings, ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and under the rules of the SCC, ICC and ICAC Moscow.

Mr. Nikiforov is included in the Panels of arbitrators of ICDR; VIAC; SIAC; BelCCI; GIAC; JCAA; LCIA; HKIAC; IAIC; WIPO Neutrals; Corte de Arbitraje de Madrid (Madrid Court of Arbitration); SHIAC; Beijing Arbitration Commission; the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration; Dubai International Arbitration Center; the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board.

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