International Arbitration: Emerging Changes
International Arbitration Conference
Kyiv, Ukraine
17 March 2017
International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (the ICAC) and Vasil Kisil and Partners have a great honour to invite to the International conference "International Arbitration: Emerging Changes" to take place in Kyiv on 17 March, 2017.

The conference will run under the aegis of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

The event will mark the 25th anniversary since foundation of the ICAC in Ukraine and we are looking forward to use this opportunity to gather experts for a thought-provoking discussion on the current developments in international arbitration. Panels of the conference will highlight the importance of international arbitration as an effective method for settlement of business disputes, discuss the most vivid cross-border cases and enforcement trends, explore the current practices, challenges and prospective developments in the field of arbitration and ADR.

We believe gathering in Kyiv leading academics and practitioners in the field will contribute to the development of arbitration community in the region and the exchange of best practices in the international dispute resolution in general.
It's a great honor for me to invite representatives of international arbitration community to participate in a conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce.

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Prof. Mykola Selivon

International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

On behalf of Vasil Kisil and Partners we express our appreciation to all speakers coming to Kyiv to share their knowledge and experience at the conference in March 2017 and all arbitrators who share with us the same values by contributing their time and efforts into the development of young lawyers!

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Oleg Alyoshin

Head of International Arbitration Practice
Vasil Kisil and Partners
Prof. Mykola Selivon
It's a great honor for me to invite representatives of international arbitration community to participate in a conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce.

I believe that it is a great opportunity for experts, scholars and practitioners from different countries not only to share experiences, new practices and achievements that will determine the vector of development of arbitration institutions, but also to meet with Ukrainian arbitration model, Ukrainian procedural legislation and the organization of the arbitration process at the ICAC at the UCCI.

The fact that the related conference and the next round of Vis Pre-Moot are being held in Ukraine bears witness of the establishment of favorable conditions for the development of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms by the State and also indicates the growing interest of young people to international arbitration, therefore I hope we will observe increase of the popularity of arbitration institutions in the world as one of the most effective ways to resolve disputes and, consequently, the necessary element of world legal order. This constant development and improvement of arbitration is a pledge of its effectiveness, and this conference is a unique opportunity for professionals come together and discuss current issues in the field of arbitration, share experiences, and possibly create new approaches in arbitration.

I am confident that 2017 should become a year of international commercial arbitration in Ukraine, and this conference - the significant contribution into the development and promotion of arbitration in Ukraine and abroad.
Oleg Alyoshin
Jointly with the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICAC), Vasil Kisil and Partners has a great honour to host the international conference "International Arbitration: Emerging Changes" in Kyiv on 17 March 2017!

The conference will mark the 25th anniversary since foundation of the ICAC in Ukraine and we are looking forward to gather international arbitration scholars and practitioners from around the globe to honour this occasion.

As Ukraine is currently undergoing incredible changes in various areas and sectors, we aim to support these initiatives by making a contribution to building a more friendly business climate and promoting arbitration as an effective and advantageous dispute resolution mechanism. Strengthening the ties of the local legal community with distinguished international colleagues, as well as investing into the next generation of legal talents, we believe is an important step in sustainable development of the legal market in Ukraine.

Pursuing these goals, among other endeavours, we support students' efforts to develop knowledge about international arbitration and acquire inherent practical skills through participation in the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. The Ukrainian Vis Pre-Moot, we are holding for the second time in 2017, offers Ukrainian and foreign students to dive into the world of legal practice and receive an incredible hands-on experience under the guidance of seasoned volunteer arbitrators.

On behalf of Vasil Kisil and Partners law firm we express our appreciation for all the speakers coming to Kyiv to share their knowledge and experience at the conference in March 2017 and all arbitrators who share with us the same values by contributing their time and efforts into the development of young lawyers!
Leading names in arbitration worldwide
Oleg Alyoshin
Head of International Arbitration Practice,
Vasil Kisil and Partners
Juliet Blanch
Independent Arbitrator
Laurence Burger
FCIArb, Chair, CIArb European Branch
Partner, Landolt & Koch
Yuliya Chernykh
PhD fellow and lecturer, University of Oslo
Chartered Arbitrator
Louis Flannery
Partner, Stephenson Harwood
James Freeman
Counsel, International Arbitration Group, Allen & Overy
Luis González García
Matrix Chambers (UK)
David Goldberg
Partner, White & Case (UK, Russia)
Professor Dr. Kaj Hobér
Chairperson SCC, Associate Member,
3 Verulam Buildings, Uppsala University
Kristoffer Löf
Partner, Co-chair of Dispute Resolution practice group, Mannheimer Swartling
Corrine Montineri
Legal officer, Office of Legal Affairs, UNCITRAL
Patrizia Netal
Partner, Knoetzl Haugeneder Netal Rechtsanwaelte GmbH,
Director of the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
Pavlo Petrenko
Minister of Justice of Ukraine
Professor Dr. Ulrich G. Schroeter
University of Basel
Prof. Mykola Selivon
International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Dr. Patricia Shaughnessy
Vice Chairperson SCC, Stockholm University
Dr. Tatyana Slipachuk
Partner, Sayenko Kharenko
Irina Tymczyszyn
Partner, Chadbourne & Parke (London) LLP
MD of Ukrainian-British City Club
Scott Vesel
Partner, Three Crowns
Carita Wallgren-Lindholm
Founding Partner, Lindholm Wallgren, Attorneys Ltd.
Dr. Stephan Wilske
Partner, Dispute Resolution, Gleiss Lutz


08:30 – 09:00
08:30 – 09:00
Registration, morning coffee
09:00 – 09:20
09:00 – 09:20
Welcome Address and Opening Remarks
Pavlo Petrenko - Minister of Justice of Ukraine
Dr. Vasil Kisil - Senior Partner, Vasil Kisil & Partners
Gennadiy Chyzhykov - President of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
09:20 – 09:35
09:20 – 09:35
Special Address
Prof. Mykola Selivon - President of the International Commercial Arbitration Court and the Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
09:35 – 10:00
09:35 – 10:00
Keynote Address
Corinne Montineri - Legal Officer, Office of Legal Affairs, International Trade Law Division, UNCITRAL
10:00 – 11:15
10:00 – 11:15
I Session

International Arbitration: Current Developments
Patricia Shaughnessy (Moderator) - Vice Chairperson, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Stockholm University (Sweden)

Prof. Dr. Ulrich G. Schroeter - University of Basel (Switzerland)
Yuliya Chernykh - PhD fellow and lecturer, University of Oslo (Norway), Chartered Arbitrator, ICAC and MAC Arbitrator, UCCI
Dr. Stephan Wilske - Partner, Gleiss Lutz (Germany)
11:15 – 11:30
11:15 – 11:30
11:30 – 13:00
11:30 – 13:00
II Session

Provisional Measures in Arbitration
Dr. Tatyana Slipachuk (Moderator) - Partner, Sayenko Kharenko, (Ukraine), ICAC and MAC Arbitrator, UCCI

Louis Flannery - Partner, Stephenson Harwood (UK)
Laurence Burger - FCIArb, Chair, CIArb European Branch, Partner, Landolt & Koch (Switzerland)
Kristoffer Löf - Partner, Mannheimer Swartling (Sweden)
Scott Vesel - Partner, Three Crowns (UK)
13:00 – 14:00
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 15:15
14:00 – 15:15
III Session

Investment Arbitration: Lessons from the Experience of CIS
Oleg Alyoshin (Moderator) - Partner, Vasil Kisil and Partners (Ukraine), MAC Arbitrator, UCCI

Luis González García - Matrix Chambers (UK)
Prof. Dr. Kaj Hobér - Chairperson, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, 3 Verulam Buildings, Uppsala University (Sweden)
James Freeman - Counsel, Allen & Overy (UK)
David Goldberg - Partner, White & Case (UK, Russia)
15:15 – 15:45
15:15 – 15:45
15:45 – 18:00
15:45 – 18:00
IV Session

Representation and Appointments in International Arbitration
Carita Wallgren-Lindholm (Moderator) - Arbitrator, Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Vice-Chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR (Finland)

Patrizia Netal - Partner, Knoetzl Haugeneder Netal Rechtsanwaelte GmbH, Director of the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
Juliet Blanch - Independent Arbitrator (UK)
Irina Tymczyszyn - Partner, Chadbourne & Parke LLP (UK)
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Cocktail Reception
Working languages of the conference: English and Ukrainian. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

Робочі мови конференції: англійська та українська. Буде надано синхронний переклад.
Luis González García
Luis specialises in international law, international trade and international dispute resolution, including investment treaty arbitration, international commercial arbitration and the resolution of state-state trade disputes. Luis has been named by Commercial Dispute Resolution magazine as a "heavyweight" in investment arbitration and listed in the Who's Who Legal: Arbitration –Future Leaders 2017.
Prior to joining Matrix, Luis worked for ten years at the Office of the General Counsel for International Trade Negotiations of the Government of Mexico. As Deputy General Counsel he appeared as counsel and lead counsel for Mexico in investment treaty arbitrations under the NAFTA and BITs and legal advisor in the negotiation of the bilateral investment treaties with the United Kingdom, China, India, Spain, Panama, Ukraine and Russia.
Luis also served as trade negotiator of FTAs with the European Union, EFTA, EU Customs Cooperation Agreement, Israel, Central America, Uruguay, and Customs Regulations with Chile. Luis was also a member of the NAFTA Working Group on Rules of Origin, and the NAFTA Subgroup on Customs Procedures. Luis also advised on matters related to WTO.
He is a frequent speaker at conferences on international arbitration, dispute resolution, and trade and investment policy and negotiations. Luis has testified to the House of Lords EU External Affairs and EU Internal Market Sub-Committees on Brexit and the future trade between the UK and the EU (September 2016).
In 2014 he was appointed by the European Union, Colombia and Peru to the panel list as one of the chairpersons for arbitration proceedings under the trade agreement between the EU, Colombia and Peru.
Luis has been an external consultant to several States and international organisations including the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on dispute settlement and foreign investment policy matters.
Luis worked as an intern at the International Trade Law Branch of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs in Vienna (UNCITRAL Secretariat). He speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese.

Luis accepts instructions under the Bar Council Standard Contractual Terms, details of which can be found here.

Articles and Downloads

Luis was extensively cited in the House of Lords European Union Committee report, 'Brexit: the options for trade'
Author, 'After Miller: the impact of the Supreme Court's judgment'
Author, 'A New Proposal for the UK's Post-Brexit Trade Agreement & UK Trade Relations with Third Countries'
Author, 'Brexit: Challenges for the UK in negotiating an FTA with the EU (a trade negotiator's perspective)' by Luis González García
Quoted in The Economist article, 'The "WTO option" for Brexit is far from straightforward'
Author, 'Trump, Brexit and the EU: Making the case for international trade'
Author, 'Brexit: What trade agreements can the UK negotiate whilst being a part of the EU?'
Luis was recently interviewed by Lawyer Monthly on international arbitration and the role expected of an international lawyer
Luis spoke on a panel of experts at the CDR Winter Arbitration Symposium devoted to questions of evidence and advocacy
Luis was quoted in a Commercial Dispute Resolution article on how governments are clamping down on international corporations using shell companies to sue them under investment treaties
Author, 'Interview by LexisNexis "The impact of the EU-Ukraine Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement" (2014)'
Author, 'The role of human rights in international investment law (2013)'
Author, 'Flughafen Zürich AG v Venezuela: A Catch-22 on the Protection of Procedural Fairness (2013)'
Author, 'Corrupción, lavado de dinero y el arbitraje internacional (2013)'
Author, 'Is consolidation of claims a step to improvement? (2005)'
Louis Flannery
Louis is the head of international arbitration. He specialises in arbitration and litigation with a particular emphasis on fraud and/or conflict law issues. He is a regular speaker on arbitration and civil fraud at conferences all over the world.
He has extensive experience of international commercial arbitration under the major institutional
rules (AAA, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, among others) as well as
substantial High Court litigation in England.
As a practising solicitor advocate, he has undertaken advocacy before international tribunals and
courts, including the High Court and Court of Appeal.
Louis has acted or advised in relation to commercial disputes for over 25 years and has been
involved in many reported decisions in England.

Louis acts for many individuals and companies in CIS countries in relation to commercial arbitration
and litigation matters, such as

BTA litigation:
Defended Mukhtar Ablyazov in five separate high value High Court actions brought by BTA Bank
for alleged misappropriations and breaches of our clients' duties to the bank under English and
Kazakh law.

Fiona Trust case:
Acted for the only wholly successful defendants in the long running Fiona Trust litigation, in which
claims in excess of US$700 million were brought for bribery and fraud.

TB Group (Ukraine):
Advising TB Group (Ukraine), the third largest producer of concentrated fruit juice in Europe, on
various confidential contentious matters.
Prof. Mykola Selivon
In 1973 Mykola Selivon graduated from the Law Faculty of Taras Shevchenko State University of Kyiv. He started his professional career as an intern researcher, junior researcher at the Institute of State and Law of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
In 1978 he defended his thesis for the degree of Candidate of Law: "Control function of local councils of people's deputies: the nature and effectiveness of the implementation" (specialization 12.00.02).
Since 1979 he worked in the government and held various positions in the Apparatus of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine - from the Senior Assistant to the First Deputy Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
In September 1996 he was appointed Judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine by the Decree of the President of Ukraine. In October 1999 he was elected Deputy Chairman, in October 2002 – Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.
By the Decree of the President of Ukraine of 5 April 2004 he was appointed Member from Ukraine of the Permanent Court of Arbitration on the pacific settlement of international disputes
(Hague Convention, 1907).
On termination of his judge's authorities at the Constitutional Court of Ukraine he served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine in the Republic of Kazakhstan from May 2006 till July 2010. He holds diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
By the Decision of the Presidium of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry of 3 August 2010 he was appointed President of the International Commercial Arbitration Court and the Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Professor, Academician of the Ukrainian National Academy of Law Sciences, Merited Lawyer of Ukraine.
The main directions of scientific activity are: constitutional law, private international law, international commercial arbitration, commercial law, investment law. Author of over 80 scientific works. Since 1994 he has been acting as arbitrator for consideration of foreign economic and maritime disputes in the ICAC and MAC at the UCCI.
Pavlo Petrenko
Pavlo Peternko was appointed as a Minister of Justice of Ukraine on February 27 2014.
In 2013 - 2014 worked as the deputy leader of the unified 'Batkivshchyna' and 'Front of changes' political party.
In 2012 - 2014 held a position of the Head of Legal Department of the political party "Batkivshchyna". Worked as a Secretary of the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the rule of law and justice.
In 2010 - 2012 was a member of the Kyiv Regional Council as well as a member of the Standing Committee on law, legal order and fighting against corruption.
Since 2006 to 2010 had a private law practice.
Since 2001 to 2006 worked as Chief Lawyer of the OJSC "State Savings Bank of Ukraine", then held senior positions in the Directorate for legal support of the OJSC "State Savings Bank of Ukraine".
In 2001 worked on the position of lawyer in the private law firm.
Received the Degree of the Candidate of Legal Sciences in 2014.
In 2004 graduated from the Ukrainian Academy of Foreign Trade under the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine in 'Management of International Economic Activity'.
In 2001 graduated with honors from the Chernivtsi National University named after Yuriy Fedkovych in 'Jurisprudence', Master's degree in Law.
Professor Dr. Kaj Hobér
Professor Dr Kaj Hobér joined 3 Verulam Buildings as an Associate Member on 1 January 2015, upon his retirement from the partnership of Mannheimer Swartling.

At 3 Verulam Buildings Professor Hobér will focus on his arbitrator practice which encompasses investment treaty, public international law and commercial disputes. His particular expertise has been in energy related disputes, disputes involving parties from the former Soviet Union, and from Central and Eastern Europe, and on shareholders' disputes.

He was Professor of East European Commercial Law at the University of Uppsala from 1997 to 2009 and Professor of International Law at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee in 2010.

Prof. Hobér is on the arbitrators' list of ICSID, the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, CIETAC (Beijing), HKIAC (Hong Kong), the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce, The Kula Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and other institutions. Between 1998 - 2003 he was Commissioner at the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva.

His arbitration experience includes representing both East and West European, American, Russian and Chinese parties as well as parties from developing countries in international arbitrations.
He is involved in numerous oil and gas arbitrations, relating primarily to Northern Africa, the Middle East and the former Soviet Union. Prof. Hobér has acted as counsel and arbitrator, including chairmanships in more than 400 international arbitrations, including representation of the claimant in the first ECT award, and is participating in numerous ongoing investment arbitrations.

He is past chair of the IBA sub-committee on Investment Treaty Arbitration and the author and editor of several books on international arbitration as well as numerous articles on international arbitration, Russian, Soviet and East European law and international investment and trade law. Kaj Hobér was a member of the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce from 1992 to 2009. He is a member of the LCIA Court and of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association and also a member of the AIPN Educational Advisory Board.

TDM Articles:

Does Russia need Production Sharing Agreements? Ten years of Transnational Dispute Management (TDM)
TDM 4 (2013)
Fair and Equitable Treatment - Determining Compensation Compensation and Damages in International Investment Arbitration
TDM 6 (2007)
State Responsibility and Investment Arbitration Investor-State Disputes - International Investment Law
TDM 5 (2005)
Session Three: Denial of Justice in Local Courts BIICL Investment Treaty Forum Conference
TDM 4 (2005)
The First Energy Charter Treaty Arbitral Award Case Comments & Awards
TDM 4 (2004)
Investment Arbitration in Eastern Europe: Recent cases on expropriation Investor-State Disputes - International Investment Law
TDM 3 (2004)
David Goldberg
David is a solicitor-advocate whose practice focuses on international commercial and investment arbitration.
He divides his time between London and Moscow, and is recognized by leading legal directories for the strength of his Russian, CIS and Eastern European practice. He is one of only three lawyers in the world ranked Band 1 for "Dispute Resolution - Russia (Expertise Based Abroad)" by Chambers Global 2016.
David has experience in arbitrations conducted under all major arbitral institutions and rules, including ICC, LCIA, ICAC, ICSID, SCC and UNCITRAL arbitrations. He also represents clients in court proceedings concerning the conduct of arbitral proceedings, including the enforcement or challenge to arbitral awards, the appointment of arbitrators and applications for interim measures such as disclosure and worldwide freezing orders.
David has particular experience of complex international arbitrations arising from corporate transactions connected to Russia and the CIS. Such matters span a broad range of sectors, including oil and gas, metals and mining, telecommunications, manufacturing, financial services and insurance.
David is also regularly appointed as an arbitrator, with recent appointments including arbitrations conducted under the ICC, LCIA, ICAC and UNCITRAL rules.
He is a founder, trustee and the Secretary General of the Anglo-Russian Law Association, a co-founder and the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Russian Arbitration Association and a board member of the LCIA.

Bars and Courts

Law Society of England and Wales

Solicitor Advocate (Higher Rights of Audience)

Scott Vesel

Scott Vesel is a partner in Three Crowns' London office and has extensive experience of international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations in a variety of sectors, including in particular, energy, oil and gas, technology, and construction. He has also served as an attorney-adviser in the U.S. State Department.

His recent experience includes representing the Sultanate of Oman in an ICSID arbitration; representing a French-German consortium in an ICC dispute involving the construction of a nuclear power plant in Finland; representing Exxon Mobil in ICSID revision and annulment proceedings in relation to a US$ 2bn award against Venezuela; advising an international oil & gas major in relation to potential contractual and treaty claims against an Asian state; and advising and representing oil & gas companies in relation to various PSA disputes in the CIS region.

Who's Who Legal has recognized Scott as a future leader in international arbitration noting that clients singled him out as "one of the smartest lawyers I have ever worked with" and praised his "impressive pre-hearing preparation and his advocacy". Scott is also recommended in Legal 500 UK who notes that he "attracts praise for his ability to 'master complex issues'".

Scott earned a JD, MA and BA from Yale as well as an MPA degree from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School. He is qualified in New York and speaks French, German, and Russian.
Juliet Blanch
Juliet Blanch is a full-time arbitrator with over 30 years' experience of international dispute resolution both as Counsel and sitting as Chair, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator. She chaired the international dispute resolution practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges from 2010 to 2016 and before that she chaired the international dispute resolution practice at McDermott, Will & Emery and the international arbitration practice at Norton Rose.

Juliet has considerable experience in the arbitration of international commercial disputes with a particular focus on energy and infrastructure, mining, commodities, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, hospitality, maritime and shareholder disputes. Juliet has acted as lead Counsel and/or sat as arbitrator in arbitrations held under HKIAC, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, LMAA, SCC, SIAC, UNCITRAL and other rules and which have been seated in a variety of jurisdictions including London, Hong Kong, Paris, Singapore, Stockholm, Washington DC, Geneva and Zurich. Juliet is a Director of the LCIA and chairs the review committee of the Energy Arbitrators List. She lectures on a wide variety of subjects, she is Vice Chair of the Oil and Gas Arbitration Club, sits on the editorial board of Dispute Resolution International and is a member of the FDI Moot Advisory Board. She is the immediate past Co Chair of the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee of the Inter Pacific Bar Association.

Juliet is consistently ranked highly in legal directories for International Arbitration, Litigation, and Projects and Energy in the UK, Europe and globally, and is recognised as "a well-known figure in the market. She is respected for her depth of knowledge in both litigation and arbitration", as well as for "her enthusiasm, dedication and magnificent reputation", "a rare blend of practicality and technical excellence" and as "a joy to work with, a good leader of people with fantastic judgement and a very sharp intellect."

Juliet was featured in The Lawyer's "The Hot 100 2015: Litigation" and was included in the 2014 London Super Lawyers list as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers and for her commercial litigation expertise. She was awarded the standout entry by the FT in the category of most innovative dispute resolution lawyer for her representation of PGNiG on settling a $12 billion landmark natural gas pricing dispute with Gazprom and was named by Chambers Global as a "Leading" Lawyer for Dispute Resolution: Litigation and International Arbitration in London and Energy & Natural Resources: Disputes UK-wide.

Oleg Alyoshin
Oleg Alyoshin is a Partner and a Head of International Arbitration Practice with Vasil Kisil and Partners. The most reputable global rankings recognize Oleg Alyoshin as a leading practitioner in arbitration and mediation, construction, energy and natural resources, real estate, litigation and trade in Ukraine. Industrially, Oleg specializes in oil and gas, commercial, construction, energy and finance transactions and has extensive experience of acting for both domestic and international clients in high-profile transactions. He has advised on numerous joint ventures, privatizations, merger & acquisition transactions, project finance deals and dispute resolutions in the energy and petrochemicals sectors.
His professional expertise is mostly focused on complex dispute resolution matters, as well as on the projects in energy, natural resources, transport and construction sectors. Oleg has also significant experience in representing clients in disputes relating to corporate and cross-border M&A transactions, both domestically and internationally. Oleg has represented the clients before arbitral tribunals both in Ukraine and abroad, and has experience in conducting arbitrations under the auspice of the SCC, ICC, LCIA. He has also represented the clients in ad hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL arbitration rules. On transactional side, Oleg represented governmental authorities, as well as various multinational and domestic clients in a broad variety of high-profile cases and transactions, including construction and operation of transport and energy facilities, production-sharing agreements, EPC turn-key contracts and O&M agreements.

Education and Professional Affiliation:

Master of Laws, Ukrainian Institute of International Relations at Shevchenko Kyiv State University

Kyiv City Bar Association (1995 to present)

Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, representing Ukraine

Member of London Court of Commercial Arbitration (LCIA) and included in the arbitrators database of the LCIA

Arbitrator of the Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Carita Wallgren-Lindholm
Practice Experience:
Carita Wallgren-Lindholm has during her 35 years as an attorney maintained a broad practice range and has extensive experience inter alia in the following areas:
Dispute Resolution
Acting as arbitrator, both party and institutionally appointed, in international commercial and investment disputes; institutions and rules include SCC, ICC, FAI, LCIA, JCAA, DIA, PCA, UNCITRAL, etc.
Corporate Advisory
Advising boards and senior management of major companies
Advising the target company board or the bidder in public takeovers
Acting as lead counsel in complex multijurisdictional transactions
Projects and delivery contracts
Advising on major project and delivery contracts

Other Professional Activities:
Member of the Board of Arbitration of the Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland (now FAI) (1996-2001);
Vice-Chair (2011-) and Member (1996-) of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2012-);
Member of the Board of ICC Finland (2008-2014); member of the ICC Advisory Board in Finland (2015-);
Member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law (2016-);
Board member of the Finnish Arbitration Association (1996-2012);
Member of the Executive Committee of the Swedish Arbitration Association (2007-2011);
Designated by the Government of Finland to serve on the Panel of Conciliators maintained by the
International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) (2007-);
Member of the Board of the Finnish Bar Association (2001-2004);
Chair of the Mediation Committee of the Finnish Bar Association (2002-2004);
Member of the Finnish delegation to the CCBE, the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (2001-2007);
Board member of Lex Mundi, the World's largest Association of Independent Law Firms (1996-2000);
Member of the Directors' Institute of Finland (2004–);
Member of the Editorial Board of Global Arbitration Review (2007-);
Member of the Advisory Council of the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation (ACIAM) (2015-);
Member of the Legislative Committee appointed by the Ministry of Justice for the revision of the Finnish Contracts Act (1987-1990);
Member of the ILA International Committee on International Commercial Arbitration (2008-);
Member of the Board of Hanasaari - the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre (2010-);
Member of the Board of the Ibero-American Foundation of Finland (2007-2010);
Member of the Board of Trustees of the Ibero-American Foundation of Finland (2012-);
Other organizational activities include serving on the Boards of companies and non-profit organizations as well as mentoring.

"On Letters of Intent" (Published in Swedish: "Letters of Intent-Avsiktsdeklarationer, principöverenskommelser och andra preliminärdokument i internationella avtalsförhandlingar och avtalsslut"), University of Helsinki, Department of Comparative Law 1983. In addition to a comparative study of national laws (Nordic, France, Germany, UK, USA), the book deals with the resolution of related disputes in mediation or arbitration.
"The choice of Applicable Law in an International Arbitration Localized to Finland (Published in Swedish: "Om Valet av tillämplig materiell rätt i ett till Finland lokaliserat internationellt kiljemannaförfarande"), Tidskrift utgiven av Juridiska Föreningen i Finland (JFT), 1984.
"Corporate governance in Finland, Global Corporate Governance Guide 2004 (co-author Micaela Thorström).
A chapter on ICSID arbitration in the book "Conflict Management – the New World of Dispute Resolution" (Published in Finnish: "Conflict Management - Riidanratkaisun uusi maailma"), University of Helsinki, Conflict Management Institute (COMI) 2005 (co-author Sami Pauni).
A chapter on ADR and Business, "ADR in Business", Wolters Kluwer (editors Jean-Claude Goldsmith, Gerald H. Pointon, Arnaud Ingen-Housz), Netherlands 2006.
"To what extent should corporate social responsibility be regulated", Guide to the Corporate Responsible Agenda by ICC UK 2006 (co-author Tommy Holmström).
"Dispute management is also a Board matter" (Published in Finnish: "Riitojen hallinnointi kuuluu myös
hallitukselle"), Board News' issue No. 4/2009, Hallitusammattilaiset ry (Directors' Institute of Finland)).
A chapter "Bringing Arbitration Closer to Company Management and Boards: Can Arbitral Institutions Further This Aspiration?" in the book "Between East and West: Essays in Honour of Ulf Franke", JurisNet LLC (editors Kaj Hobér, Annette Magnusson, Marie Öhrström), USA 2010.
"Predictability of Proceedings in International Commercial Arbitration – And is there a Nordic Way?",
Festschrift to Gustaf Möller, Tidskrift utgiven av Juridiska Föreningen i Finland (JFT) 2011.
A chapter "Ad hoc Arbitration v. Institutional Arbitration" in the book "International Commercial Arbitration – Different Forms and their Features", edited by Giuditta Cordero-Moss, Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom 2013.
A chapter "Uneven Representation and Imbalanced Resources Between Parties to an International Arbitration or in Relation to the Arbitral Tribunal: Restoring Reasonable Balance and Symmetry in the Hearing Room (or Not)" in the book "Stories from the Hearing Room: Experience from Arbitral Practice", essays in Honour of Michael E. Schneider, Wolters Kluwer (editors Bernd Ehle & Domitille Baizeau), Netherlands 2015.
A chapter "Consequences and Effects of Allegations or of a Positive Finding of Corruption" in the book "Addressing Issues of Corruption In Commercial and Investment Arbitration, Dossier XIII of the ICC Institute of World Business Law (editors Domitille Baizeau, Richard H. Kreindler), France 2015.
A chapter "How is National Company Law and Corporate Governance Regulation accounted for when
determining Consequences of Findings of Corruption in International Arbitration – When shall a Company that is Party to the Dispute be deemed to have given a Bribe" in the book "Festschrift für Siegfried H. Elsing zum 65. Geburtstag", Verlag Recht und Wirtschaft GmbH (editors Werner F. Ebke, Dirk Olzen, Otto Sandrock), Germany 2015.
Articles in Finnish and international professional magazines and lectures in Finland and internationally on topics such as:
Arbitration, mediation, takeovers (the role of the Board), case management, corporate governance, insider regulation, compliance programs, internal investigations, legal ethics and questions on corporate social responsibility.
Dr. Stephan Wilske, LL.M.
Universities of Tübingen, Aix-en-Provence (Maîtrise en Droit) and Chicago (LL.M. 1997; Casper Platt Award). Admitted in New York (1997), Germany (1997), to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2007), the U.S. Supreme Court (2009) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2010). Dr. iur. 1998; with Rogers & Wells, New York (1996/97). With the Stuttgart office since 1997. Since 1999 International Advisor to the Korean Institute of Technology and the Law (KITAL). Senior Committee Member of the Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal; International Correspondent (Germany) of the Revista Română de Arbitraj (Romanian Arbitration Review); Advisory Committee Member of the Swiss Arbitration Academy (SAA); Lecturer at Universities of Hanover and Heidelberg; Kluwer ITA Country Law Reporter for Turkey (together with Dr. Ismail Esin); Visiting Professor at National Taiwan University, College of Law (Spring 2010).

Practice Areas:
International arbitration (counsel and arbitrator) and litigation, M&A, corporate law, public and private international law.

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), American Law Institute (ALI), German-American Lawyers' Association (DAJV, Member of Board of Directors), German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAut), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, International Bar Association, American Society of International Law.

Selected credentials:
German investor in ICSID arbitration against Turkmenistan (ICSID Case No. ARB/09/9) concerning a dispute arising from various violations of bilateral investment treaty between Germany and Turkmenistan;
Listed German high-technology company in DIS arbitration against a listed English high-technology company concerning a dispute arising from unfair competition and breach of cross-licensing agreements;
Cayman Islands hedge funds against German state bank because of late settlement of substantial security trades;
German food producer in ICC arbitration proceedings and parallel proceedings in Turkish courts against various Turkish joint venture partners;
Korean group of companies in DIS arbitration concerning post-M&A dispute in insolvency context;
Chairman in DIS arbitration between Cayman Islands company and German company concerning a dispute arising from the interpretation of put and call options of a license agreement;
Chairman in ICC arbitration between Hong Kong and Italian solar energy companies;
Chairman in ICC arbitration between various offshore companies relating to industrial facility in the Middle East;
Sole arbitrator in ICC arbitration between German and Dutch parties arising from a licensing dispute; Arbitrator in arbitration under Vienna Rules arising from a plant project between a Romanian and a Spanish company;
Arbitrator in UNCITRAL arbitration relating to the telecommunications industry.
Dr. Patricia Shaughnessy
Dr. Patricia Shaughnessy is the supervisor of the Master of International Commercial Law Program at Stockholm University and also teaches in other related fields, such as comparative law, legal methodology, and EC Procedural law. Her teaching assignments have been carried out in a number of universities, both in Sweden and abroad and have also included teaching in privately arranged courses. She holds a double BA degree in Speech Communications and in English from the University of Hawaii, a Juris Doctor degree from Gonzaga University (magna cum laude), and a Master of International Comparative Law degree from Stockholm University, (summa cum laude). Her doctoral dissertation, which was awarded at Stockholm University in 2001, compared the Attorney-Client Privilege in US, Swedish, and European law, while her subsequent research and writing has primarily focused on arbitration and dispute resolution.

Prior to her academic career, she spent ten years as a practicing attorney in the US, specialised in civil litigation, was on the Board of the Hawaii Bar Association and the Board for Continuing Legal Education, and was an Adjunct Professor at the William S. Richardson School of Law, at the University of Hawaii.

Following her doctoral studies, she served for one year as a US Supreme Court Judicial Fellow, and worked with the Federal Judicial Center where she worked with the International Judicial Relations Committee and designed a deskbook project on international litigation and arbitration issues for federal judges. Upon returning to Stockholm, she resumed teaching, started the Master on International Commercial Arbitration Law program, was appointed a Senior Fulbright Specialist, and became the International Secretary of the Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law (SCCL), where she is also a Board member and the Chair of the Arbitration Section of the SCCL.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), was a member of the committee that recently drafted the revised Rules of Arbitration for the SCC, and is on the editorial board of the Stockholm International Arbitration Report. She has been appointed as an arbitrator in international commercial disputes. As a consultant, she has led numerous projects and carried-out assignments related to commercial dispute resolution in Eastern Europe and Eurasia for organisations such as USAID, IFC, SIDA, and the European Commission.
James Freeman
James is a Counsel in the International Arbitration Group in the London office of Allen & Overy.

He has conducted arbitrations under a wide range of institutional rules and at
various seats, in a wide range of industry sectors including oil and gas, electricity, banking, insurance, aerospace, telecoms and steel. He acts in both commercial and investorstate cases. He is a Solicitor Advocate and has appeared as an advocate in cases worth up to $1 billion. He has a Diploma in International Arbitration with Distinction from Queen Mary College, University of London.
James also has broad experience of litigation in England and a number of other jurisdictions around the world, including litigation relating to arbitration proceedings and several trials.

James is a CoChair of the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) of the LCIA. He has been Lawyer of the Week in The Times and was a judicial assistant to Lord Justice Kennedy in the English Court of Appeal.

Published work:
Chapter on "Practical issues specific to arbitration concerning financial products" in "International Financial Disputes Arbitration and Mediation" (OUP, 2015);
"The use of arbitration in the financial services industry" in Business Law International (December, 2014);
"Arbitration in international banking and finance : recent developments" in Practical Law (2012);
"Should parties specify the law applicable to their arbitration agreements"? in Practical Law (January 2014);
"Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration" (International Arbitration Law Review, 2013);
"Demystifying the use of arbitration clauses in international finance documents" (Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, 2012);
"Ethical issues for counsel in international arbitration" (Practical Law, 2012).
Kristoffer Löf
Kristoffer Löf co-chairs the firm's Dispute Resolution practice group. He is also a member of the firm's industry groups for Energy/Natural Resources and Infrastructure/Construction. He is specialised in dispute resolution and assists in all stages of a dispute – from the early case assessments and claim letters to settlement negotiations and proceedings before Swedish courts and Swedish and international arbitral tribunals. He has experience from a wide range of areas and industry sectors,
including telecom, pharmaceuticals, joint ventures, shareholders' and cooperation agreements, machinery and equipment, licensing, agency and distribution, M&A etc., and with a particular emphasis on energy/oil & gas and construction disputes. In addition to counsel assignments, he also sits as arbitrator in commercial disputes.

The Swedish Bar Association, 2008
Swedish Arbitration Association
Young Arbitrators Stockholm (YAS) at the SCC; member of the board since 2012, elected chairman in 2015.
Executive Board of the ICDR Young & International
London Court of International Arbitration

"Arbitration and company law in Sweden" (co-authored with Andreas Steen) in European Company Law, Volume 2015, Issue 3 (Wolters Kluwer) "Best Practice in International Arbitration" (co-authored with Robin Oldenstam) in Avtalt prosess – Voldgift i praksis (Universitetforlaget, Oslo 2015);
"Counstruction Arbitration in Sweden" (co-authored with Johan Granehult) in GAR Know-how, Global Arbitration Review 2015;
"Concise Guide to Arbitration in Sweden" (co-editor and co-author), Mannheimer Swartling, 2014;
"A Crimean Conundrum" (co-authored with Fredrik Ringquist) in Corporate Disputes Magazine, Jul-Sep 2014 issue;
The chapter "Sweden" (co-authored with Fredrik Andersson) in Choice of Venue in International Arbitration (Oxford University Press, 2014);
"Institutional Rule Reforms–SCC" (co-authored with Kristoffer Stråth) in International Arbitration Law Review's Special Issue on Reform in International Arbitral Institutions (Vol. 16 Issue 6, 2013);
"The Proceedings" (co-authored with Stefan Brocker), in International Arbitration in Sweden: A Practitioner's Guide (Wolters Kluwer, 2013);
Practical Law, Multi - Jurisdictional Guide 2012/13, Dispute Resolution Volume 2: Arbitration (co-authored with Mattias Göransson);
Practical Law, Multi - Jurisdictional Guide 2012/13, Dispute Resolution Volume 1: Litigation (co-authored with Mattias Göransson).
Laurence Burger
Laurence Burger is a Partner at Landolt & Koch (Geneva, Switzerland). Ms. Burger's experience spans practices in the United States, France and Switzerland and in a wide variety of international arbitration matters. Ms. Burger has in particular represented major international conglomerates in billion dollar disputes in the fields of construction, telecommunication and investment. In addition, she has represented licensors in license violation disputes, an international organization in telecommunication licensing dispute with a Latin America country, a major energy company in a price review arbitration, an equipment manufacturer in a breach of contract dispute, an international organization in a dispute related to the organization of a major sports event, a F1 pilot in a dispute with his team's management, a Middle Eastern conglomerate in a merger dispute involving its telecommunication branch, a steel manufacturer in a breach of sales agreement dispute, an equipment company in fraud claim against one of its agents, and a sports organization in an doping dispute against a group of athletes.

Ms Burger holds a J.D. from Columbia University, a D.E.S.S. with honors from the University Paris-II in and a J.D. with honors from the University of Fribourg. She is the current Chair of the European Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She has authored numerous publications on international commercial, sports and investment arbitration.

TDM Articles:
Opting Out of ICSID and BITs: Legal and Economic EffectsInvestor-State Disputes - International Investment Law
TDM 3 (2014)
Patrizia Netal
Patrizia Netal is a Partner with Knoetzl Haugeneder Netal Rechtsanwaelte GmbH.

Area of Specialisation / Arbitration Experience:
Agency / Distribution / Franchising, Commercial Arbitration, Construction /
Engineering, Joint Ventures / Consortia / Shareholder Agreements, Power / Energy,
Sales / Purchases, Transport / Infrastructure.

Women Pioneers in Dispute Resolution (2015), GIZ (co-author);
VIAC Handbook Vienna Rules – A Practitioner's Guide (2014) (co-author);
VIAC Handbuch Wiener Regeln – Ein Leitfaden für die Praxis (2014) (co-author);
Investitionsschutz in Kroatien („investment protection in Croatia"), Leadership, Wirtschaftsforum der Führungskräfte, Ausgabe 3/2012;
‚Is Austria fit for Adjudication?', in Austrian Arbitration Yearbook 2010 (co-author).

Professional Associations:
ASA below 40;

Other Qualifications:
Co-Director of the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot;
Honorable member of the Moot Alumni Association (MAA);
Member of the Steering Committee supporting Equal Representation in Arbitration ;
Yuliya Chernykh
Yuliya Chernykh is a PhD fellow and lecturer of the University of Oslo where she is working on a project focused on contractual interpretation in international investment arbitration.

She is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Her main areas of expertise in dispute resolution include international sales, cross-border commercial transactions, investment, banking, energy, sport, M&A and joint ventures.

Yuliya Chernykh is on the panel of the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vilnius Court of International Arbitration, Cairo Regional Centre of International Commercial Arbitration, Kazakhstani International Arbitrage, International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania, Singapore International Arbitration Center, WIPO, the list of practitioners of the Vienna International Arbitration Centre and others.

She has graduated from the Stockholm University (LLM in International Arbitration) and the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (LLB). Yuliya holds post-graduate diploma in International Trade Law from the joint program organized by the ILO International Training Center, UNCITRAL, University of Turin and Institute of European Studies (Italy).
Dr. Tatyana Slipachuk
Dr Tatyana Slipachuk, partner, is the Head of International Arbitration and International Trade Practice Groups at Sayenko Kharenko.

Mrs Slipachuk has market-leading experience of handling the most sophisticated arbitration cases in various capacities including serving as party appointed arbitrator, sole arbitrator, the chairman of the arbitral tribunal, and a legal advisor to a party. Mrs Slipachuk handled over 70 arbitrations in over 10 jurisdictions. Mrs Slipachuk is a Chartered Arbitrator, an AAA neutral, listed as an arbitrator in major international arbitral institutions, which gives Dr Slipachuk an unprecedented insight into the proceedings of national arbitration institutions of foreign jurisdictions.

Dr Slipachuk's extensive experience in international trade law includes developing and negotiating trade contracts, handling complex trade finance transactions, advising on the applications of WTO laws, and acting for parties to trade investigations.

Dr. Slipachuk is a listed arbitrator at:

Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry;
International Arbitral Center of the Federal Economic Chamber of Austria;
International Arbitration Court of the Kyrgyzian Chamber of Commerce;
Arbitration Court of the Economic and Agrarian Chambers of the Czech Republic;
Permanent Court of Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia;
International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation;
Singapore International Arbitration Center;
Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce;
Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration.

Dr. Slipachuk has been elected:

President of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association;
Vice Chair of the International Bar Association's Arbitration Committee for 2012;
Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators;
Member of the Ukrainian Association of International Law;
National expert for Ukraine of the International Distribution Institute;
Member of the European Arbitration Group at the International Chamber of Commerce;
Vice Chairman of the Arbitration Chamber of Ukraine.
Corinne Montineri
Corinne Montineri is a Legal Officer in the International Trade Law Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, the Secretariat of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). UNCITRAL is the core legal body of the United Nations in the field of international trade law.

Her main field of activity relates to dispute settlement, and technical assistance to law reform in the field of arbitration and mediation, which includes advising UN Member States on draft arbitration and mediation laws, and on compatibility of existing laws with UNCITRAL standards. She has been servicing the sessions of the UNCITRAL Working Group II (Arbitration and Conciliation) since October 2003 and is the Secretary of Working Group II since January 2009.
Stephen Jagusch QC
Stephen Jagusch QC is Global Chair of Quinn Emanuel's International Arbitration Practice. He specializes in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration, having acted as adviser and advocate in dozens of ad hoc and institutional international arbitrations, conducted in many countries around the world, and subject to a wide variety of governing substantive and procedural laws. A great many of Stephen's cases have been for or against sovereign states or substantial multinational organizations, and he has been lead counsel in many of the world's leading investment treaty cases.

Stephen is recognized as a leading expert in the field of international arbitration and disputes arising under contracts and bilateral or multilateral investment treaties, and is highly ranked by all international and domestic legal publications in international arbitration and public international law. Leading directories recognize Stephen as a leader in his field and have recently described Stephen as "one of the most impressive advocates around," "a masterful cross-examiner," a "tenacious fighter," the "maestro of strategy," "one of the gurus in the field," "one of the pre-eminent ICSID arbitration experts in the world," and praise his "finely honed instincts for strategy in advocacy."

Stephen routinely speaks at leading conferences and seminars, and is widely published on the subject of international arbitration. He won the inaugural (and subsequent) Client Choice Award for Best Arbitration Lawyer in the UK. Chambers & Partners and Super Lawyers both rate Stephen as one of the leading lawyers in the UK across all fields of practice. Most recently, Stephen was awarded "Best Lawyer in the United Kingdom for International Arbitration" by Best Lawyers. Prior to joining the firm, Stephen was Chair of the Global International Arbitration Practice of Allen & Overy LLP.

Stephen regularly sits as an arbitrator and has sat as Chair, Sole or Co-Arbitrator in dozens of cases around the world under the auspices of ad hoc and all the major institutional rules, in both commercial and investor-State arbitrations.
Professor Dr. Ulrich G. Schroeter
Professor Dr. Ulrich G. Schroeter is a Chair for Private Law, International Corporate and Financial Markets Law, European Business Law, Director of the Institute for Corporate Law (IURUM), and
Senior Member of the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI)

Main Areas of Research:
Financial Markets Law and Regulation;
Commercial Law, Company Law;
International Trade Law (in particular the 1980 UN Sales Convention (CISG));
Contract Law;
International Arbitration;
Uniform Law and International Private Law (Conflict of Laws);
European Union Law.

Honorary Fellow of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law, University of Hong Kong (China);
Bankrechtliche Vereinigung - Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Bankrecht;
CISG Advisory Council (CISG-AC);
German Institution of Arbitration (DIS);
German Society for International Law;
Fellow of the European Law Institute;
Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung;
Gesellschaftsrechtliche Vereinigung (VGR);
Study Group on a European Civil Code;

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Irina Tymczyszyn
Irina Tymczyszyn is an English-qualified solicitor-advocate with considerable experience in multijurisdictional cross-border disputes, involving proceedings in the High Court of England and Wales and International Arbitration. She advises major international clients on investment and post-M&A disputes, shareholders' disputes (often involving fraud), and on risk and compliance issues in relation to Eastern Europe and Ukraine-related sanctions. Ms. Tymczyszyn has been appointed as an arbitrator since 2007, and is a regular speaker on English contract law and international arbitration issues at specialist law seminars, lecturing in English, Ukrainian and Russian. She is also a co-founder and the MD of the Ukrainian-British City Club (UBCC) - a London-based non-profit organisation set out to function as a chamber of commerce to facilitate business, trade, investments and mutual understanding between Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

Professional Affiliations and Corporate Memberships

International Bar Association (IBA)
Law Society of England and Wales
London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
Arbitral Women (AW)
DIFC Courts' Registered Legal Practitioner (Part I)

Selected publications

"Summary judgment in international arbitration – no longer dismissed?", Lexology, 24 September 2014. Co-author: Claire Morel de Westgaver.
"Joining non-signatories to an arbitration: recent developments", PLC Cross-Border Quarterly, Practical Law Arbitration, 6 August 2014. Co-authors: Claire Morel de Westgaver, Allan Van Fleet, Mark A. Correro.
"Arbitration and competition law – new prospects of recovery for victims of antitrust infringements", Financier Worldwide, Corporate Disputes, July-September 2014. Co-author: Clare Morel de Westgaver
"Does your chosen jurisdiction clause extend to the arbitration agreement?", Lexology, 22 May 2012. Co-author: Marianna Rybynok.
"Joining non-signatories to an arbitration: recent developments", PLC Cross-border Handbook on Dispute Resolution 2007/08, Volume 2: Arbitration. Co-authors: Richard Bamforth, Allan Van Fleet, Mark A Correro.
Ukrainian Vis Pre-Moot will take place on 18 and 19 March 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine

Before heading for a weak to Vienna for participating in the main rounds of the Vis Moot, we encourage students to seize the opportunity to practice and fine-tune the arguments during the rounds in Kyiv.

The Ukrainian Pre-Moot Rounds will be preceded by a conference on international arbitration on Friday, 17 March, with renowned academics and practitioners in the field of international commercial law and arbitration in attendance. Students participating in the Pre-Moot Rounds are cordially invited to attend the conference and a reception to follow free of charge.

Hearings for the Pre-Moot Rounds will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the premises of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Arbitral tribunals will comprise arbitration academics and practitioners, in-house counsels, and experienced team coaches.

All teams will argue at least three rounds with top teams advancing to the finals. An awards ceremony will be held after the final round on Sunday to honor the Best Team and Best Speaker.

In addition to the conference and practice rounds, teams will have a chance to attend social events, explore the city of Kyiv and discover the unique Ukrainian culture.

Both the conference and the pre-moot to be held at

Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

33, vul.Velyka Zhytomyrska, KYIV

To book a bed in Hostel Factory, please send email to with the code UKRAINIAN VIS PRE-MOOT and get a rate in UAH 170 (approx. EUR 6 per night).
If you require any further information, please contact
Vasil Kisil and Partners
17/52 A Bohdan Khmelnytsky Street
Kyiv 01030 Ukraine

Phone: +380 44 581 77 77

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