Business programme

International Arbitration and a Crisis of Trust

Congress Centre, conference hall B3
Justice and Dispute Resolution: New Realities and Horizons
Gradually, courts in pro-Western states are closing their doors to Russian businesses, while foreign companies are often reluctant to resolve their disputes in Russia. These conditions create an environment in which arbitration can thrive. However, major arbitration institutions are often associated with unfriendly countries, causing them to lose credibility in the public eye. As a result, previous arbitration decisions are becoming increasingly irrelevant. Russian businesses must reinvent international arbitration for themselves. Which path did Iran follow, when faced similar challenges? What place will the investment arbitration occupy in the new system? What practical guidelines for drafting "anti-sanctions" clauses should be created?


Viktor Yuzefovich
Head of Litigation Practice, Gazprom Neft Expert Solutions


Yulia Agafonova
Legal Director, Blago Group of Companies
Mikhail Vinogradov
Head of the General Directorate of International Legal Cooperation, General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation
Christian Konrad
Managing Partner, Konrad Partners Law Firm
Hamid-Reza Oloumi Yazdi
Head, Tehran Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Center; Professor at the Faculty of Law, Allameh Tabataba'i University
Kirill Udovichenko
Partner, Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners
Armstrong Chen
Senior Partner, Dentons International Law Firm