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Most Controversial Decisions under CIS Treaties*

13 Apr 2021

Location: 12.00pm - 1.30pm UK Time Virtual Event (Zoom)
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Most Controversial Decisions under CIS Treaties*

Highlights

* THIS EVENT IS HELD UNDER THE CHATHAM HOUSE RULE

Join a stellar line-up of international experts who will drill down into the key decisions under CIS treaties.

  • Review of the latest developments
  • Territory and investor/investment argument in the Russia Ukraine BIT
  • Succession argument in USSR-Canada BIT
  • The MFN clause in some the central Asian BITs
  • Use of ICSID Additional Facility in Kyrgyz BIT
  • ECT and provisional application for Russia
  • Shifting of costs to state in Spentex Uzbekistan
  • Eurasian Economic Area Treaty - Investment Chapter
  • The division of opinions (and decisions) on the effect of the pre-arbitration litigation language in the Turkmenistan-Turkey BIT

Multijurisdictional Speaker Faculty:

Baiju Vasani
Partner, Head of International Arbitration
Ivanyan and Partners (Russia)

For nearly 20 years, Baiju has focused exclusively on international arbitration matters.

He has served as counsel and arbitrator (sole, wing, and chair) in international arbitrations involving ICSID, ICC, LCIA, ICDR, SIAC, HKIAC, UNCITRAL Rules, bilateral investment treaties (BITs), the Energy Charter Treaty, NAFTA, DR-CAFTA, and public international law. He has also advised states on the negotiation and drafting of investment treaties, and investors on the (re)structuring of their investments for maximum treaty protection consonant with tax and corporate governance strategies.


Baiju Vasani
Baiju Vasani Partner, Head of International Arbitration
Ivanyan and Partners (Russia)
Tatiana Minaeva
Partner
RPC (UK)

Tatiana advises on complex international arbitration and cross-jurisdictional dispute resolution matters.

She has a combination of experience representing clients in both commercial and investor-state arbitrations, as well in cross border court litigation proceedings. Tatiana is on the panel of many of the leading arbitral tribunals, including SIAC, HKIAC, ICC (Russian National Committee), and has acts as an arbitrator under the Rules of UNCITRAL, LCIA, SCC and ICAC. She is widely published on issues relating to complex multi-jurisdictional disputes, and is recognised as Global Leader in Who's Who Legal: Arbitration 2021


Tatiana Minaeva
Tatiana Minaeva Partner
RPC (UK)
Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi
Partner
Asters (Ukraine)

Markiyan focuses on international arbitration and cross-border litigation disputes, specialising in energy disputes, commercial and investment arbitration, transnational litigation, mediation & negotiations, and sports law cases.

His experience includes handling arbitrations held at many major arbitration institutions, including the LCIA, SCC, ICC, ICSID, CAS, and AAA, as well as before ad hoc tribunals. Recognition: Highly recommended specialist (Band 1) for Arbitration, Chambers Global 2021 and Chambers Europe 2020


Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi
Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi Partner
Asters (Ukraine)

Noah Rubins QC
Partner, International Arbitration Group
Freshfields (France)

Noah heads the firm’s international arbitration practice group in Paris as well as their global CIS/Russia dispute resolution practice group.

He has represented clients in nearly 100 arbitrations under ICSID, ICSID additional facility, ICC, AAA, SCC, VIAC, LCIA, ICAC, and UNCITRAL rules, including some 30 investment treaty disputes. He specialises in construction and energy disputes, particularly upstream, pursuant to contracts and under the auspices of bilateral investment treaties. Noah has practiced law in New York, Washington, Houston and Istanbul, and has also served as arbitrator in over 40 cases under ICC, LCIA, SCC, ICSID, VIAC, ICAC and UNCITRAL rules.


Noah Rubins QC
Noah Rubins QC Partner, International Arbitration Group
Freshfields (France)
Nikos Asimakopoulos
Director - Disputes
Alaco (UK)

Nikos Asimakopoulos joined Alaco in 2008.  He focuses on dispute-related assignments on behalf of law firms and their clients, working internationally. 

He has developed specific expertise in the extractive industries, particularly in Russia, Central Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.  Nikos holds a BSc and an MSc in Economics from the universities of York and Bath, respectively.  He speaks Greek and Russian.


Nikos Asimakopoulos
Nikos Asimakopoulos Director - Disputes
Alaco (UK)

Agenda

11.55am UK time
Audience Log-on
12.00pm UK time
Chair's Opening Remarks
Speakers:
Baiju Vasani - Partner, Head of International Arbitration - Ivanyan and Partners (Russia)
12.05pm UK time
Most Controversial Decisions under CIS Treaties
Speakers:
Noah Rubins QC - Partner, International Arbitration Group - Freshfields (France)
Tatiana Minaeva - Partner - RPC (UK)
Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi - Partner - Asters (Ukraine)
Nikos Asimakopoulos - Director - Disputes - Alaco (UK)
Baiju Vasani - Partner, Head of International Arbitration - Ivanyan and Partners (Russia)
12.50pm UK time
Panel Q&A
1.15pm UK time
Key Takeaways & Close of Event
Speakers:
Baiju Vasani - Partner, Head of International Arbitration - Ivanyan and Partners (Russia)

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