Mikhail Samoylov's experience covers a wide range of commercial litigation and arbitration at both the domestic and international levels, including investor-state arbitration. Before Mikhail joined Mansors, he was working for leading Russian entities and law firms.
Mikhail represents clients in commercial arbitration. He advised clients on the arbitration proceedings under the auspice of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution (SCAI) and represented clients in commercial arbitration under the auspices of the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce (ICAC).
Over the course of his career, Mikhail has been involved in numerous litigation cases over different commercial matters and he has acted for clients including BASF, METRO Cash & Carry, Quelle, Rockwool, Sawatzky, Mobile TeleSystems, UTair and others.
Mikhail advises and represents Russian investors on protecting its investments. In particular, Mikhail advised a Russian investor on protecting its investments in a fishing sector of one of a Northwest African States. Mikhail also acted as counsel for a Russian investor in arbitration under the ICSID Additional Facility (Arbitration Rules)) against one of a State member to the Eurasian Economic Union.
Mikhail also focuses on matters of the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and foreign court judgements in the Russian Federation.
Mikhail attends and speaks at various conferences such as a SCAI conference in Moscow and publishes articles on international arbitration and other related issues in various legal journals. He has been participating in various research programs on commercial arbitration, and judges’ responsibility in Russia on a regular basis. In particular, Mikhail contributed to: the RAA Study on the Application of the New York Convention in Russia (2018), the RAA Survey on the Impact of Sanctions on Arbitration (2016) and the Report of an ICJ mission on the disciplinary system for judges in the Russian Federation (2012).
Since 2018, Mikhail has participated in a working group on drafting a law on commercial arbitration in the Republic of Uzbekistan and since 2016, Mikhail has been contributing to the ICCA Yearbook Commercial Arbitration.
Mikhail is a member of a number of professional organisations: the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA Bellow 40) and the Russian Arbitration Association (RAA40).
- University of Geneva, LL.M in International Dispute Settlement, 2016
- Russian Academy of Advocates, 2007
- Russian, English, French