Conference Program

ICC Russia 10th Annual International Arbitration Conference

Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution

28 November 2017 | StandArt Hotel Moscow


Registration. Welcome coffee   


Welcome addresses:

Tatiana Monaghan, Secretary General, ICC Russia, Moscow

Michael Galperin, Representative of the Russian Federation at the European Court of Human Rights - deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation

Alexis Mourre, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Hiroshi Oda, Professor of Japanese law University of London; Attorney at law, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Tokyo


Session I. “ICC kitchen” of selecting arbitrators and disputes administration

Topics for discussion

ICC kitchen in terms of 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 kitchen” in terms of accepting payments (advance payments) from disputing or third parties in the context of sanctions and strengthening requirements for anti-money laundering.


Vladimir Khvalei, Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Partner, Baker McKenzie; Chairman, ICC Russia Arbitration Commission, Russia


Alexis Mourre, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Ziva Fillipic, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration Secretariat, Paris

Ben Carroll, Partner, Linklaters, London, Moscow

Julia Zagonek, Partner, White & Case, London


Coffee break


Session II. ICC Expedited Rules in practice: first months of provisions application


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?



Julia Popelysheva, Counsel, Clifford Chance, Moscow


Ilya Nikiforov, Vice-chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR; Arbitrator, lecturer, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg

Jose Ricardo Feris, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs; Former Deputy Secretary General of ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Andrey Panov, Senior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright, Moscow

Dominic Pellew, Partner, Dentons, London


Lunch break


Session 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.



Vasily Kuznetsov, Partner, Baker Botts, Moscow


Jonathan Blackman, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, New York, London

Andrea Menaker, Partner, White & Case, Washington

Timur Aitkulov, Partner, Clifford Chance, Moscow

Sergey Alekhin, Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Paris


Coffee break


Session 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?

How the Russian courts decisions for criminal cases could influence on the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Russia?



Dmitry Dyakin, Partner, “Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners”, Moscow


Maxim Kulkov, Managing partner, “Kulkov, Kolotilov & partners”, Moscow

Elena Trusova, Partner, Goltsblat BLP LLP, Moscow

Yuri Makhonin, Senior associate, Dechert, Moscow

Anna Grischenkova, Partner, KIAP, Moscow


Closing remarks