Stated topics and speakers
Registration, welcome coffee
Opening Remarks
  • Denis Novak, Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC): the new PAI status and possible perspectives
Keynote Speaker:
  • Kathryn Sanger, HKIAC Council Member, Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills’s Hong Kong office 
Session 1: Arbitration of domestic disputes with a foreign element:
  • Criteria for determining internal disputes
  • Restrictions on place of arbitration;
  • Restrictions on administration by foreign arbitration institutions.
  • Vassily Rudomino, Co-founder, Partner, ALRUD;
  • Timur Aitkulov, Partner, Clifford Chance, RAA, Member of the Board 
  • Professor Kaj Hober, Chairman of the SCC Board;
  • Francisco G. Prol, Partner, Prol & Asociados;
  • Dr. Susanne Heger, Founder of Heger & Partner, Attorney at Law;
Coffee break
Session 2: Arbitrability of Russian Corporate Disputes:
  • Corporate disputes – opportunities and specifics of corporate disputes under English law;
  • Practical aspects of applying the rules on arbitrability of corporate disputes three years after the arbitration reform;
  • Identification of corporate disputes and their arbitrability: Russian court practice;
  • Enforcement Implications in Cyprus;
  • Arbitration of corporate disputes in Switzerland;
  • Influence of the recent legislative amendments on the arbitrability of corporate disputes;
  • Stepan Guzey, Partner, Lidings;
  • Artem Doudko, Partner, Osborne Clarke 
  • Marina Akchurina, Associate, Cleary Gottlieb; 
  • Valeria Romanova, Managing associate, Linklaters
  • Agis Georgiades, Partner, Christos Georgiades & Associates LLC 
  • Martin Burkhardt, Partner, Lenz & Staehelin 
  • Anton Asoskov, L.L.D., Professor of Civil law Department Faculty of law of Moscow State University 
Session 3: Consideration of disputes from public procurement and contracts with state financing in domestic and international arbitration
  •  Administrating the arbitration disputes in the area of public procurement: foreign experience and principal questions for Russian law to be drafted;
  • Arbitrability of disputes arising from legal relations connected to the procurement of goods and services for state needs: The experience of the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • Russian approach to arbitrability of disputes with «public element»

  • Pavel BoulatovCounsel, White & Case 
  • Alexander Bezborodov, Partner, BEITEN BURKHARDT; 
  • Ivan Urzhumov, Counsel, Foley Hoag;
  • Alexander Zamaziy, Chief of Staff, Arbitration Centre RSPP 
Coffee break
Blah-blah-blayka – short discussions from the floor:
Session Moderator - Vladimir Khvalei, Partner, Baker McKenzie, Chairman of the Board, RAA;

  • The fate of investment disputes involving Russia;
Discussion moderator - Dmitry Dyakin, Partner, EPAM;

  • Data Protection in Arbitration: Key Takeaways;
Discussion moderator - Dmitry Ivanov, Partner, Morgan Lewis;

  • Trends in the practice of Russian courts in relation to arbitration;
Discussion moderator - Sergey Usoskin, Attorney, Double Bridge Law;

  • The fate of ad hoc arbitration;
Discussion moderator - Andrei Kostitcyn, AdHoc Arbitration;

  • Mediation: the patient is alive rather than dead;
Discussion moderator Irina Suspitcyna, Leading lawyer in foreign trade, ABH Miratorg;
Closing remarks