13:00 – 13:30

Registration. Welcome coffee.

13:30 – 13:35

Tatiana Monaghan, Secretary General, ICC Russia
Opening remarks.

13:35 – 14:50

Session I. Bias in International Arbitration: Myth or Reality?



Moderator: Konstantin Kroll, Partner, Dentons


·         Lawrence Teh, Senior Partner, Dentons

·         Simon Davenport, QC

·         Natalia Gulyaeva, Managing Partner, Moscow Office, Hogan Lovells

·         Anna Grishchenkova, Partner, KIAP

14:50 –15:05

Coffee break

15:05 – 16:20


Session II. Mitigating the Risk of Arbitrator’s Bias: Practical Tools and Recommendations.



Moderator: Konstantin Kroll, Partner, Dentons


·         Tatiana Neveeva, Counsel, Co-head of International arbitration group, EPAM

Topic: Preventing vs Handling: Checking Out Arbitrator’s Potential Bias at the Stage of the Constitution of the Arbitral Tribunal.

·         Dmitry Dyakin, Deputy Chairman of the Commission on Arbitration, ICC Russia, Partner, Head of International Arbitration Practice, Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners

Topic: Proving bias allegations to challenge an arbitrator: basic rules and recommendations.  

·         Sergii Melnyk, Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Topic: Practice of the ICC International Court of Arbitration regarding challenges and objections to confirmation of arbitrators. 

·         Oxana Peters, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Topic: Managing Arbitrator’s Bias at Arbitration Hearings: On-site Techniques.

16:20 – 16:35

Coffee break

16:35 – 17:50











Session III. Cognitive Bias: Underlying Mechanisms, Identification and Adjustment.


Moderator: Andrey Panov, Counsel, Allen & Overy


·         Larisa Skabelina, Court expert, Assistant Professor of the Department of Legal Activity and Notariat of the Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL)

Topic: The Psychology of Bias: Diagnosing and Reducing the Bias in Arbitration.  

·         Stanislav Younes, Owner, KAIZEN Consulting

Topic to be confirmed.  


End of practicum

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