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ROMAN ZYKOV
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Background
Expertise
Publications
Mr. Zykov specializes in international arbitration with a particular emphasis on the M&A, shareholders’, construction, energy, mining, oil & gas, and international trade-related disputes. He is recognized as a leading arbitration practitioner in Russia by peers and global rankings.
Mr. Zykov has represented clients in arbitrations under the Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC), the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI), International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MKAS) and other.
Roman Zykov is included in the lists of arbitrators of the leading arbitration centers, and regularly receives appointments as arbitrator and law expert under the ICC, SCC, VIAC, MKAS, and UNCITRAL arbitration rules. He also serves as a member of Dispute Adjudication Boards under FIDIC.
Mr. Zykov also advises on international litigation matters across the globe, including Russia and the CIS, EU, USA, Canada, BVI, and others.

Roman Zykov is recognized by The Legal 500 (International Arbitration Powerlist Russia), Expert Guide (World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration), GAR Who is Who in Arbitration - Future Leaders, and other.
Mr. Zykov’s previous roles included the head of the international arbitration and litigation group of a publicly listed gold mining company, a member of the dispute resolution groups in the leading law firms in the Netherlands, and Scandinavia. Roman seconded in the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

Since 2013 Roman Zykov acts as the Secretary-General of the Russian Arbitration Association. Mr. Zykov heads several working groups (WG) of the Russian Arbitration Association, the WG on the application of the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Russia, and CIS; the RAA's UNCITRAL WG; the WG on the Impact of Unilateral Sanctions on International Arbitration; the WG on the Russian Guide to Legal Citation.


Mr. Zykov is a lecturer at Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Institute of Mining and Energy Law.

LANGUAGES
  • Russian, English, Swedish.
PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Russian Arbitration Association – Secretary General.
APPOINTMENTS AS ARBITRATOR
A member of a Dispute Adjudication Board under FIDIC related to the construction of a mining and processing plant in Russia.
A party-appointed arbitrator in a dispute arising from the supply of equipment for a key mining project in Central Asia (IAC at BelCCI Arbitration Rules).
A party-appointed arbitrator in a dispute arising from several loan agreements related to a real estate project and purchase of shares in an oil refinery (SCC Arbitration Rules, Finnish law, seat in Stockholm).
A party-appointed arbitrator in a dispute related to the operation of a deep shaft mine in Russia (SCC Arbitration Rules, Russian law, seat in Stockholm).
A sole arbitrator appointed by the ICC as appointing authority in a dispute arising out of a consultancy project in the public sector in Central Asia (UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, the law of a CIS state, seat in Moscow).
A party-appointed arbitrator in a dispute related to a contract for the supply of industrial welding equipment (ICC Arbitration Rules, Swiss law, seat in Paris).
A party-appointed arbitrator in a dispute related to a nuclear power plant construction project (ICC Rules, undisclosed law, undisclosed seat).
A sole arbitrator appointed by VIAC in a dispute arising out of a livestock supply agreement (VIAC Rules, Uzbek law, seat Vienna).
A party-appointed arbitrator in a dispute related to the construction of a gas pipeline (ICC Rules, the law of a Central European country, seat in Zurich).
A party-appointed arbitrator in a dispute arising from a contract for manufacturing of equipment for a nuclear power plant (ICC Rules, Russian law, seat in Vienna).
A co-arbitrator appointed by the ICC in a dispute arising from a contract for storage services for liquid bulk chemicals in the Port of Kotka (ICC Rules, Finnish law, seat in Helsinki).
A party-appointed arbitrator in a dispute arising out of a supply contract in the automotive industry (VIAC Arbitration Rules, Austrian law, seat in Vienna).
A co-arbitrator appointed by the ICC in a dispute out of a construction services contract between Russian and Italian parties (ICC Rules, Russian law, seat in Stockholm).
A party-appointed arbitrator (MKAS Arbitration Rules, Russian law, seat in Moscow).
A party-appointed arbitrator in a dispute over an oil refinery services contract (ICC Rules, Swedish law, seat in Stockholm).