Program

Stated topics and speakers
9:30:10:00
Registration, welcome coffee
10:00-11:20
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.

Speakers:
  • Timur Aitkulov, Partner, Clifford Chance, RAA, Member of the Board (Russia) - Review of Changes in the Regulation of Arbitration in Russia
  • Professor Kaj Hober, Chairman of the SCC Board (Sweden)
  • Francisco G. Prol, Partner, Prol & Asociados (Spain)
  • Crenguta Leaua, Managing Partner, Leaua & Asociatii (Romania)
11:20-11:50
Coffee break
12:00-13:30
Session 2: Arbitrability of Russian Corporate Disputes:
  • Recent changes in legislation;
  • Practice of Russian arbitration centers;
  • Practice of foreign arbitration centers (LCIA, ICC, SCC, etc);
  • Practice of Russian courts;
  • Cyprus view;

Moderator: 
  • Stepan Guzey, Partner, Lidings;

Speakers:

  • Artem Doudko, Partner, Osborne Clarke - Corporate disputes – opportunities and specifics of corporate disputes under English law;
  • Marina Akchurina, Associate, Cleary Gottlieb; 
  • Valeria Romanova, Managing associate, Linklaters - Identification of corporate disputes and their arbitrability: Russian court practice;
  • Agis Georgiades, Partner, Christos Georgiades & Associates LLC
  • Martin Burkhardt, Partner, Lenz & Staehelin
  • Anton Asoskov, Ph.D, Professor of Civil law Department Faculty of law of Moscow State University
13:30-14:30
Lunch
14:30-16:00
Session 3: Consideration of disputes from public procurement and contracts with state financing in domestic and international arbitration
Moderator:
  • Pavel BoulatovCounsel, White & Case
Speakers:
  • Alexander Bezborodov, Partner, BEITEN BURKHARDT;
  • Ivan Urzhumov, Counsel, Foley Hoag;
  • Alexander Zamaziy, Chief of Staff, Arbitration Centre RSPP
16:00-16:30
Coffee break
16.30-18:00
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;

  • 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;
18:00-19:00
Reception