According to the new Russian arbitration law, after 1 November 2017, only those arbitral institutions that have obtained a governmental authorization and complied with the new strict requirements will be able to administer arbitration. In this regard, one of the crucial tasks for arbitral institutions upon the expiration of the transitional period will be to gain credibility and respect not only from business, but also from state courts.
What should be done in this course? Has the arbitration reform succeeded in increasing quality of administration of arbitration and credibility of arbitral institutions? Which jurisdictions and their experience can be helpful for Russia in dealing with the abovementioned challenges? These questions will be analyzed during the first session.
The arbitration reform has also significantly modified the framework for interaction between state courts and arbitration. During the second session, judicial assistance and supervision in arbitration in practice of the Russian and foreign state courts will be discussed.
Moreover, prominent arbitration practitioners will share their experience and discuss the most relevant practical questions with the participants of the conference during an interactive workshop.
Conference Languages: Russian, English
*This schedule may be subject to change
We are pleased to invite partners of law firms, heads of legal departments of major companies, representatives of public authorities and law schools.
We kindly ask all participants to fill in the registration form on the website. Organizers consider each application within 7 days and inform the applicant of its decision by e-mail.
After being approved, each applicant receives a personal Login and Password to enter the Personal Office. In order to confirm participation, please go to the “Delegate Package” in the Personal Office and enter into a contract to pay for participation.
Registration before August, 31, 2017
12 000 RUB / $ 210 / € 180
Registration from September, 1 till October, 15, 2017
15 000 RUB / $ 260 / € 225
Registration after October, 16, 2017
18 000 RUB / $ 310 / € 270
LF Academy registered users are entitled to a 10% discount on participation fee.
Places are limited. Organizers reserves the right to refuse an application without stating the reason.
March 20, 2017
On March 20, “International Arbitration in the Spotlight: from Tokyo to New York” Сonference was held in Moscow.
Representatives of leading Russian and foreign arbitration institutes, together with outstanding experts in the arbitration sphere, practicing in various jurisdictions, have discussed the most urgent tendencies in the international arbitration.
During the first session “Recent Trends in Arbitration. New Arbitration Rules: How Popular Are They and Which Changes Are to Expect?” discussion of new rules of the Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), the Hongkong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the Court of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and regulations of the Arbitration Center at ANO “ISA” took place. The speakers analyzed what challenges arbitration institutes have faced while updating provisions of their regulations and have shared experience of choosing between flexible and comprehensive rules, have pointed out ways of optimization of costs and duration of arbitration. Their speeches have made Manfred Heider, Secretary General of Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), Tatiana Menshenina, Partner at Withersworldwide, James Menz, Deputy Secretary General of German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), Lord Peter Goldsmith QC, Co-Managing Partner, Chair of European and Asian Litigation of Debeviose&Plimpton, Maciej Jamka, Administrative Partner (Warsaw) at K&L Gates, Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce of Poland and Aleksey Kostin, Chairman of International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC). The session was moderated by Akira Kawamura, President of the Japan Association of Arbitrators.
A special mini-session was dedicated to investment arbitration. In its framework Brigitte Stern, International Arbitrator, Emeritus Professor at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University – Paris 1, and Nikita Kondrashov, Associate at Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, compared international commercial and investment arbitration.
In course of the second session “International commercial arbitration in the modern world. Practical issues. Parties’ and arbitrators’ perspective” the participants discussed arbitrability of corporate disputes in different jurisdictions, the first experience of Russian arbitration institutions in creating arbitration rules for corporate disputes of ICAC to RF CCI and Arbitration Center at the ANO “ISA”, arbitration rules in time and parallel arbitration proceedings and proceedings in state courts. The speakers of the session were Olesya Petrol, Associate professor at Russian School of Private Law, Sophie J. Lamb, Head of International Arbitration Practice at Latham&Watkins LLP, Tatiana Polevschikova, International Case Counsel at Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), Dirk van Gerven, Partner at NautaDutilh, Gerard Meijer, Partner at NautaDutilh, and Anton Asoskov, Member of the Presidium and Head of the Nominating Committee for Corporate Disputes of International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC). The moderator of the second session was Lord (Peter) Goldsmith QC, Co-Managing Partner - Chair of European and Asian Litigation at Debevoise & Plimpton.
Within the framework of the third session “International Arbitration in the Eyes of Russia. Deoffshorization and Recent Arbitration Reform: Which Arbitration Institutions Do Parties Choose Now?” Ruslan Ibragimov, Board Member - Vice-President for Corporate and Legal Affairs of MTS PJSC, Valeriy Sidnev, Legal Affairs Director of JSC "MCC "EuroChem", and Timur Valiev, Deputy Director General for Legal Affairs of En+, answered questions of the moderators Anna Grishchenkova, Partner at KIAP, and Andrey Gorlenko, Executive Administrator of Arbitration Center at the ANO “ISA”, concerning the way business evaluates first results of the arbitration reform, what arbitrators are in demand and what steps will promote the transfer of the disputes involving Russian companies to Russian arbitration institutions. Participants present in the room had the opportunity to answer the questions together with the speakers through the interactive voting.
The Conference was closed with a cocktail reception by the international law firm Latham&Watkins, participants and speakers had time to communicate in an informal way and exchange opinions on the questions raised during the Conference.
October 20, 2016
On October 20, the Conference "Arbitration in the Spotlight. Why Is It Time for Alternative Dispute Resolution?" was held in Moscow.
The conference covered the new legislative framework introduced by the Federal Law “On Arbitration (Arbitration Proceedings) in Russia” in force since September 1, 2016 and the amendments to the Arbitrazh Procedural Code, Civil Procedural Code, Law “On International Commercial Arbitration”.
The conference was opened by the Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation Mikhail GALPERIN. In his speech Mr GALPERIN stressed the importance of the event which offered the exceptional opportunity to discuss the key issues of the new legislative framework.
The first discussion session “New Arbitration – Major practical issues”, which was moderated by Elena BORISENKO, Board Member and First Vice-President of Gazprombank, highlighted the major practical issues of the new legislation on arbitration among which are drafting of new arbitration clauses, infringement of public order as a ground for annulment of arbitral awards, new in the Arbitrazh Procedural Code and Civil Procedural Code, arbitrability of disputes on government related deals.
Among the speakers of the first session were Andrey GORLENKO, Executive Administrator of the Arbitration Center at the ANO “ISA”, Maria EROKHOVA, Attorney at Law at Delcredere, Sergey KOSORUKOV, Partner at Attorneys at law “Reznik, Gagarin & Partners”, Roman ZAITSEV, Partner at Dentons, Ilya RACHKOV, Partner at King & Spalding.
The second session “New Conditions for Arbitration of Complex Business Disputes. Current Trends in Arbitration” was moderated by Ruslan IBRAGIMOV, Board Member and Vice-President for corporate and legal affairs at PJSC MTS. The speakers’ presentations were devoted to arbitrating shareholders’ disputes in Russia and abroad, new perspectives of derivative actions in arbitration, the issue of multi-party and multi-claim arbitration, bifurcation in the context of arbitration. Speakers also discussed new legislative framework for international commercial arbitration in Russia, enforcement of the foreign arbitral awards and new trends in international arbitration.
Among the speakers of the second session were Andrey PANOV, Senior Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright, Dmitry STEPANOV, Partner at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, Anton ASOSKOV, Professor of the Department of Civil Law at the Faculty of Law of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Roman BEVZENKO, Partner at Pepelyaev Group, Tatiana MENSHENINA, Partner at Withers LLP, Johan GERNANDT, Former Chairman of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (2006-2012).
The programme of the Conference was ended by the presentation of the ANO “ISA” Arbitration Center.
Video of the conference is available via the link.
November 18, 2016
Business Breakfast “New Arbitration: Major Practical Issues and Current Global Trends”, which was held in Moscow on November 18, became a part of LF Arbitration Conferences series.
Business Breakfast Speakers:
Andrey GORLENKO — Executive Administrator, Arbitration Center at the ANO “ISA”
Anna GRISHCHENKOVA — Partner, KIAP
Tatiana MENSHENINA — Partner, Withers LLP
Ilya RACHKOV — Partner, King & Spalding
Roman ZAITSEV — Partner, Dentons