Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution

Moscow, Russia, • Russian and English

ICC Russia’s 10th International Arbitration Conference will provide an insight on ICC Court’s practice in the selection of arbitrators, the administration of disputes and the application of the new ICC Expedited Rules. The conference will also address corruption in international arbitration; and provide an overview on landmark arbitration cases of 2017.


This conference series aims to contribute to the development of arbitration courts and international commercial arbitration in Russia and CIS countries, to promote Russia as a place for dispute resolution as well as to promote Russian arbitrators on national and international levels. Moreover, the conference keeps the Russian professional community in touch with the latest trends in the development of international arbitration.

ICC Russia traditionally invites the representatives of the Russian Ministry of Justice and leading experts of the Russian and international legal community to speak at the conference.

Who should attend?

  • Practicing lawyers
  • Arbitrators, mediators
  • Corporate counsel
  • Academic

Professionals interested in and/or involved in international arbitration in Russia and CIS countries


8:30-9:30Registration. Welcome coffee
9:30-9:45Welcome addresses

Tatiana Monaghan

Michael Galperin

Alexis Mourre

Hiroshi Oda

9:45-11:30Session I. “ICC kitchen” of selecting arbitrators and disputes administration

Topics for discussion

ICC procedures/practice for the selection and appointment of arbitrators will be explained and detailed, with the participation of experienced ICC National Committee representatives and ICC Court Secretariat staff.

Has the concept of “a good ICC arbitrator” changed?

Selection criteria, procedure for arbitrators according to the ICC Court practice.

Secretariat‘s practice in terms of accepting payments (advance payments) from disputing or third parties in the context of sanctions and strengthening requirements for anti-money laundering.

Moderator: Vladimir Khvalei


Alexis Mourre

Ziva Filipic

Ban Carroll

11:30-12:00Coffee break
12:00-13:00Session II. ICC Expedited Rules in practice: first months of application of the new provisions

Topics for discussion

Since 1 March, 2017 the ICC has introduced expedited arbitration mechanisms into its rules for reducing both the time and cost of ICC arbitrations with lower value claims.

What are the ICC Expedited Rules?

How to use the proposed ICC Fast-Track procedure with the most efficiency for business?

How do the Rules apply for small claims and could they be opted into for bigger arbitration claims?

What measures for improving proceedings effectiveness in large-scale cases have taken by the ICC Court?

Moderator: Julia Popelysheva


Jose Ricardo Feris

Andrey Panov

Dominic Pellew

13:00-14:00Lunch break
14:00-15:30Session III. Proving corruption in international arbitration

Topics for discussion

Quintessence of corruption related cases in international arbitration

Difficulties in proving: which party has to bear the burden of proof?

Standards of proof.

What evidence could be effectively used?

Corruption in investment cases.

Legal consequences of a finding a corruption.

Moderator: Vasily Kuznetsov


Prof. Dr. Richard Kreindle

Timur Aitkulov

Sergey Alekhin

15:30-16:00Coffee Break
16:00-17:30Session IV. Landmark arbitration cases of 2017

Topics for discussion

Absence of funds from the party as a basis for recognizing an unenforceable arbitration clause.

Possibility of submission a dispute between two Russian companies to arbitration outside the Russian Federation.

How does financial rehabilitation or bankruptcy influence on the arbitration agreement?

Arbitration of corporate disputes.


Maxim Kulkov

Yuri Makhonin

Anna Grishchenkova

17:30Closing remarks


Timur AitkulovPartner, Clifford Chance, Moscow
Sergey AlekhinAssociate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Paris
Jose Ricardo FerisPartner, Squire Patton Boggs; Former Deputy Secretary General of ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Ziva FilipicCounsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration Secretariat, Paris
Michael GalperinRepresentative of the Russian Federation at the European Court of Human Rights – deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation
Anna GrischenkovaPartner, KIAP, Moscow
Vladimir KhvaleiVice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Partner, Baker McKenzie; Chairman, ICC Russia Arbitration Commission, Russia
Prof. Dr. Richard KreindlerPartner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Frankfurt, New York
Maxim KulkovManaging partner, “Kulkov, Kolotilov & partners”, Moscow
Vasily KuznetsovPartner, Baker Botts, Moscow
Yuri MakhoninSenior associate, Dechert, Moscow
Andrea MenakerPartner, White & Case, Washington
Tatiana MonaghanSecretary General, ICC Russia, Moscow
Alexis MourrePresident, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Hiroshi OdaProfessor of Japanese law University of London (UCL); Attorney at law, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Tokyo
Andrey PanovSenior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright, Moscow
Dominic Pellew
Julia PopelyshevaCounsel, Clifford Chance, Moscow
Noah RubinsPartner, Freshfields, Paris
Julia ZagonekPartner, White & Case, London

Logistical notes

Venue: StandArt Hotel, Strastnoy boulevard, 2, Moscow, Russia


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