Business programme

Arbitrators: Who Are They? Constitution of Arbitral Tribunals in the Current Reality

Congress Centre, conference hall E11
Justice and Litigation
One of the unconditional advantages of arbitration is the possibility for the disputing parties to choose decision-makers, taking into account their specialization, experience, and interests. At the same time, in today's realities the process of appointing arbitrators can be complicated by a number of factors. Those include the search for qualified professionals, the payment of fees, the need for fair trial guarantees, and the equal rights of both parties in the selection of arbitrators. The roundtable will discuss whether the restrictive measures being introduced today have had a destructive effect on arbitration in Russia and abroad? Or has the procedure for appointing arbitrators remained unchanged due to the special principles of arbitration and the supranational nature of this form of dispute resolution? The experts will also assess the soft ethical norms that currently exist and are being developed to guide arbitrators in exercising their powers in order to avoid violations of the fundamental principles of independence, impartiality, and equal treatment of the parties to a dispute.


Mikhail Demin
Head of International Legal Direction of Legal Unit, VEB.RF


Daniel Brantes
Vice President, Brazilian Center for Mediation and Arbitration (online)
Lev Gershanok
Director of Legal Department, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Alexander Grebelsky
Managing Partner, Grebelsky & Partners; Chairman, Panel for International and Investment Disputes at the Arbitration Centre at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
Dmitriy Dyakin
Partner, Co-Head of the Legal Dispute Resolution Practice, Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin & Partners (online)
Natalia Zaitseva
Associate Professor, Department of Legal Support of Market Economy, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Alexey Kostin
Chairman, The International Commercial Arbitration Court, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Francis Xavier
Partner, Rajah & Tann Singapore (online)
Julia Mullina
Executive Administrator, Russian Arbitration Center at the Autonomous Non-Commercial Organization "Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration"
Kirill Udovichenko
Partner, Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners