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The Second ‘Russian Arbitration Debate’ on 29 September 2016

arbitrage-debatesThe second ‘Russian Arbitration Debate’: an Oxford Debate-style discussion of the key developments in arbitration-related case law in Russia and practical issues Russian parties face in arbitration will be held in Moscow on 29 April 2016 on the eve of the ABA Dispute Resolution Conference.

The list below includes topics of the debate as well as the proponents and opponents for each debated issue. As dictated by the format of the Oxford Debate the organizers assign the roles for speakers and the positions they argue do not necessarily reflect their views. Further information about the debate including an illustrative list of cases the participants will discuss (in Russian) is available here.

1. The arbitral tribunal is limited by parties submission and may not rely on arguments parties have not raised

For: Professor Nina Vilkova (Russian Foreign Trade Academy), Dmitry Kaysin (Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners).

Against: Dr Mikhail Savranskiy (Russian School of Private Law), Elena Trusova (Goltsblat BLP).

2. Claimant’s lack of funds to commence arbitration renders the arbitration clause unenforceable

For: Maxim Kulkov (Kulkov Kolotilov & Partners), Vladimir Pestrikov (Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners).

Against: Andrey Panov (Norton Rose Fulbright), Sergey Usoskin (Double Bridge Law.

The debate will be held on 29 September from 2 pm at the Russian Union of Entrepreneurs and Industrialist (17 Kotelnicheskaya Nab., Moscow) in Russian. Participation is free of charge, but places are limited and allocated on ‘first come’ basis. To register please contact the organizers at (please include your affiliation in the email). The debate is kindly sponsored by Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners.

The Russian Arbitration Debate is held every three or four months. A group of Russian arbitration practitioners and academics serve as the organising committee of the debate which receives general support from the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. CIS Arbitration Forum is one of the debates’s partners. Other partners include ICC Russia, Russian Arbitration Association, International Commercial Arbitration Review, Pravo TEK, Treteisky Sud, and

About the Author:

Sergey Usoskin is an advocate (member of the Russian bar) and a senior associate at Ivanyan&Partners. He has experience advising clients on and representing them in commercial and investment arbitration matters as well as before the Russian court (including the Supreme Commercial Court). He is a graduate of St Petersburg State University, Faculty of Law and University College London Faculty of Laws.

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