International Conference “Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution” – Moscow, December 2012

On 7 December 2012 the Russian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce – the World Business Organization (ICC Russia) in cooperation with the ICC International Court of Arbitration will organise an annual arbitration conference  “Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution”.  CIS Arbitration Forum is the event’s information sponsor and is an information partner of the conference.

The conference will take place at the Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow (Ukraine), Kutuzovsky avenue, 21, bldg.1.

Why do we witness the “flight” of Russian disputes abroad? Why are foreign jurisdictions so attractive to Russian companies? What are the first priority steps for making the Russian legal system attractive and efficient for domestic and foreign businessmen? These issues and problems will be discussed in the course of the dialogue between state and arbitration institutes.

Anton Ivanov, Chairman of the Supreme Commercial (Arbitrazh) Court of the Russian Federation, is expected to be a Russian keynote speaker. Andrea Carlevaris, Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, will also take part in the event.

The discussion will focus on the following issues:

Conflict of jurisdictions and parallel proceedings

· Interaction among different jurisdictions in the course of the recognition and enforcement of international commercial arbitration awards

· Why are the English courts attractive for Russian parties?

· Parallel proceedings in state courts and arbitral tribunals: the problem of the negative impact of the “competence-competence” principle or who should be the first to settle the issue of its jurisdiction – an arbitral tribunal or a state court?

· Invalidating asymmetrical alternative arbitration clauses – is the approach of the Russian state commercial courts justified?

· Can anti-suit injunctions be considered to constitute interference in the jurisdictions of other states?

Arbitrability of corporate disputes: does it need a state regulation?

· Why is the issue of disputes’ arbitrability so pressing in Russia today?

· What are corporate disputes?

· Approaches to arbitrability in the most developed countries; Arbitrability of financial disputes.

· Is the decision to consider corporate disputes to be non-arbitrable inconsistent with the Constitution of the Russian Federation?

Moscow International Financial Centre – a chance to create the international dispute resolution centre – opportunities, problems, risks

· Moscow International Financial Centre: myth or reality?

· Does Russia need one more international arbitration court?

The target audience of the event: general counsels, corporate lawyers, legal consultants, representatives of law and consulting firms, arbitrators and experts specialising in the regulation of international disputes.

The conference is sponsored by the law firms Debevoise Plimpton LLP, Goltsblat BLP, Clifford Chance, Muranov, Chernyakov & Partners and Norton Rose.

Those wishing to participate in the event need to fill in the registration form and send it to the office of ICC Russia (Yury Popov),,  fax +7 (495) 720-5081.

The preliminary conference programme may be found here.

About the Author:

Dr Davydenko is a co-editor of the CIS Arbitration Forum. He is an associate professor at Belarusian State University), Departments of International law and Civil Law. Dmitry Davydenko has experience as an arbitrator in the ICC and other arbitral proceedings and is listed as a recommended arbitrator of DIAC, HKIAC as well as of other reputed arbitral institutions. Included in the list of best practitioners in arbitration in Russia as of the years 2017 through 2021 (a Global leader for 2022) by Who’s Who Legal and Global Arbitration Review (GAR). He also acts as a Russian law expert on various matters related to international commerce.

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