On April 12, 2018, the International Day of Human Space Flight, RAA40 hosted a seminar devoted to exciting topic of becoming an arbitrator at the Moscow offices of Hogan Lovells.
The event brought together a panel of distinguished speakers such as Anton Asoskov, Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University; Arbitrator and Member of the Nomination Committees of the ICAC, ICC Russia and the RSPP; Dmitry Marenkov, Senior Manager, GTAI (Bonn), FCIArb; Sergey Usoskin, Partner, Double Bridge Law; and Roman Zykov, Secretary General, Russian Arbitration Association.
The debate focused on the key obstacles facing aspiring arbitrators in getting a first appointment. In addition, the panel addressed the concerns as to whether arbitrators from Russia and CIS countries have an equal chance of getting an appointment in international cases as compared to their western colleagues. The event attracted the audience of over 60 participants.
The discussion was moderated by RAA40 Co-Chairs, Denis Almakaev(Hogan Lovells), Olga Tsvetkova(EPAM) and Izabella Sarkisyan(Baker Botts) and was followed by drinks, courtesy of the host and the event sponsor, OST Legal.