Iliya Nikiforov

Илья Никифоров

Managing partner and founding member of the Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

 St. Petersburg

Ilya Nikiforov is a Managing partner and founding member of the Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. His expert opinions have been accepted by US, English, German, Dutch and French courts. The geography of his projects extends from San Francisco to Sakhalin and from the White Sea to the Indian Ocean.

An active member of the professional community, he has previously served as Vice-Chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR); Councillor at London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) European Users’ Council; Vice-Chair at International Bar Association (IBA) Arbitration Committee and Vice-Chair of the International Arbitration Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce Russian National Committee (ICC Russia). Currently Ilya Nikiforov is Executive Committee Member at Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA) and Board Member at Russian Arbitration Association (RAA). Ilya Nikiforov is well-known in the international arbitration community as a seasoned practitioner. Listed as an arbitrator by the ICDR, WIPO, HKIAC, KCAB, the Vienna International Arbitral Centre, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, The International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and other arbitration institutions throughout the world. He acted as an arbitrator in more than 20 international arbitration proceedings, ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and under the rules of the SCC, ICC and ICAC Moscow.


In 2018 he was awarded the Order of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation «For loyalty to attorney’s duty». In 2020 Ilya Nikiforov was awarded the Medal of Order for Merit to Fatherland, II Degree for long-term diligent work and efforts to strengthen the rule of law and protect the rights and interests of citizens. In 2022 the Guild of the Russian lawyers awarded him with the medal "Honorary Attorney of Russia."