The first arbitration courts established in Russia under the new legislation received accreditation from the Ministry of Justice and may now begin hearings. Further, as of November 2017, arbitration courts that have business entities among their founders will no longer have the right to consider disputes. Given that reputable arbitration centres, such as the LCIA, ICC, SCC and so on have taken decades to establish, how long will it take for the new arbitration centres in Russia to gain recognition? What requirements must the modern arbitration court meet in order for it to become entrusted with the fate of multibillion-dollar contracts? What problems might the new institutions have to deal with? What skills and qualities does a practicing lawyer have to develop in order to eventually obtain the status of a sought-after arbitrator as their career progresses?

Moderator: Dmitry Dyakin, Partner, Co-Head of Litigation Practice Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
The panelists:

  • Vitaliy Bezbakh, Chairman of the Arbitration court, Autonomous non-profit organization "Independent Arbitration Chamber"
  • Anja Havedal Ipp, Legal Counsel, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
  • Tamir Livschitz, Partner, Niederer Kraft & Frey Ltd (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Smrithi Ramesh, Assistant Director, Head of Legal Services, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  • Gleb Sevastyanov, Deputy Chairman of Russian Arbitration Promotion Centre
  • Nadezhda Tretyakova, COO, Head of Litigation practice of Legal Department, Sberbank
  • Alexander Zamaziy, Chief of Staff of the RSPP Arbitration Court
  • Roman Zykov, Partner at Mansors, Secretary General, Russian Arbitration Association