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1 Challenges and Opportunities
Arbitration in Russia Challenges and Opportunities Roman Zykov Secretary General, Russian Arbitration Association Vilnius, November 21-22, 2013

2 Contents Legal environment Present state of affairs Developments
Russian Arbitration Association

3 Legislation The New York Convention 1958 European Convention 1961
Moscow Convention 1972 Optional Arbitration Clause 1977 71 BITs UNCITRAL Model Law 1985

4 Present Uniform application of Law Broader arbitrability
Interim measures by state court Optional forum clauses – invalid No court’s review on merits Improvement in enforcement (3 year limit)

5 Arbitrability Any commercial matter Real Estate - ok Corporate
SPA - ok SHA - ? Bankruptcy - no Competition - no

6 Russian disputes abroad

7 Russian element in the ICC

8 ICC Russia Survey “Russia as Place for Arbitration”
Please indicate your preferences with regard to the cities listed below if negotiating the place for arbitration

9 Russian Arbitration Association
Founded in 2013 50 founding law firms Non-governmental Non-profit

10 Clifford Chance CIS Ltd 10 Debevoise & Plimpton 11 Dechert Russia 12
A&T Lawyers 2 AKP Consulting 3 Allen & Overy 4 ALRUD 5 Astapov & Partners 6 Baker & McKenzie 7 Bartolius 8 BEITEN BURGHARDT 9 Clifford Chance CIS Ltd 10 Debevoise & Plimpton 11 Dechert Russia 12 Engarde 13 FBK Pravo 14 Freshfields Bruckhaus 15 Hogan Lovells CIS 16 Injurservice 17 IPEG 18 Kachkin & Partners 19 Kalikova Associates 20 Khrenov & partners 21 Knyazev & Partners 22 Koblev & Partners 23 Korelsky, Itschuk, Astafiev and Partners 24 Lidings 25 Makarov Legal Bureau 26 MENA Chambers sprl 27 Monastyrsky, Zyuba and Stepanov & Partners 28 Morgan Lewis International LLC 29 Moris Group 30 MOTIEKA & AUDZEVICIUS 31 Muranov, Chernyakov & Partners 32 Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners 33 Norton Rose Fulbright (Central Europe) LLP 34 Ost Legal 35 Pepelyaev Group 36 Prime Advice 37 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan 38 RBL Law Firm 39 Revera Consulting Group 40 Sabev & Partners 41 Sayenko, Kharenko 42 SG Global Advice L.L.P 43 Squire Sanders 44 Stephenson & Harwood LLP 45 Sysuev, Bondar & Khraputski 46 Vegas-Lex 47 Westside Advisors 48 White & Case 49 Yakovlev & Partners 50 Yukov & Partners


12 Tatiana Slipachuk Vladimir Khvalei Timur Aitkulov Ilya Nikiforov David Goldberg Noah Rubins

13 Loboda, Filimonov and partners
Vasily Rudomino Alevtina Kamelkova Alexander Khraputsky Yuri Monastyrsky Andrey Loboda Loboda, Filimonov and partners

14 arbitrators nominating committee

15 Alexei Dudko Tamara E. Abova Ekaterina Kobrin Sergey N. Lebedev Galina Zukova Francesca Albert Gleb Sevastianov Treteisky Sud Journal

16 RAA objectives Dispute resolution services in CIS
Domestic International Arbitrators’ database Improvement of legislation Education Knowledge database

17 RAA Dispute Resolution
Administering disputes under the UNCITRAL Arbitration rules Acting as appointing authority On-line arbitration for small claims Arbitrator’s database

18 The functions of the RAA
Appointing authority Appointment of arbitrators on default of party Selection of chairman or sole arbitrator Adjudication of challenges to arbitrators Administrative authority Maintenance and disbursement of advances Review and certification of awards Custody of case documents Prospective administrative activities Further administrative support to tribunal Hearing organization and logistics

19 RAA as appointing authority
The Nominating Committee and its functions The arbitrator database and arbitrator qualifications Procedure for procuring appointment of co-arbitrator by RAA Procedure for procuring appointment of sole arbitrator or chairman by RAA Arbitrator challenge and replacement

20 RAA as administrative authority
Current administrative activities Management of costs and advances Procedure for scrutiny and certification of final awards Prospective administrative activities Custody of the case file Secretarial and other administrative support Organization of hearings

21 Arbitration Costs ($)

22 Arbitrator’s fee ($)

23 Administrative fee ($)

24 Arbitration Costs: breakdown

25 Thank you! Roman Zykov
Secretary General Russian Arbitration Association

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