The aim of the Working group is an analysis of legislation, court practice and foreign experience with regard to extending the scope of application of conciliation procedures (mediation), the  use of conciliation procedures in resolving disputes with government bodies and qualification requirements for mediators.

Making recommendations on amendments to the Russian legislation on mediation (Federal Law No. 421600-7 “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation in connection with the Improvement of Conciliation Procedures” adopted by the State Duma of the Russian Federation in the first reading on June 13, 2018).

Interaction with the Interdepartmental Working Group on Improving the Regulation of Conciliation Procedures (Mediation), established under the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation in August 2018, by way of elections and nominating the RAA’s representatives  from among the members of the RAA’s Working group.

Action plan:

1. Formation of the Working Group (5-7 people);

2. Meetings of the Working group once a month;

3. Making recommendations as necessary;

4. Preparation of an annual report once a year.

Coordinator of the Working Group: Lilia Klochenko, Attorney at Law, Managing Partner, Klochenko&Kuznetsova Law Firm, member of the Arbitration Association's Board. 

Members of the Working Group: 

Adrian Lifely, Partner, Osborne Clark LL

Alexander Dolya, Managing Partner, Burlingtons Law Firm
Alexandre Khrapoutski, Partner, Lex Torre

Valeria Teslina, 

Program Coordinator of the Arbitration Association

Victoria Gladysheva, 

Program Coordinator of the Arbitration Association 

Dmitry Samigullin, 

Managing Partner, RBL Law Fim

Evgeny Latunovsky, 

Lawyer, White & Case

Irina Suspitsyna,

 Lawyer, Miratorg 

Maxim Zhukov, 

Lawyer, Sysuev, Bondar SBH Law Firm

Natalia Kharitonova,


Sergey Morozov, Counsel, International redress center

Julia Lysakovskaya, 

Mediator, Minsk