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Lidings Supports the Annual Conference of the Russian Arbitration Association “Future for Arbitration in Russia”

Lidings sponsored the first conference held by the recently created Russian Arbitration Association and the firm’s partner Stepan Guzey acted a speaker in the opening session of the event. The conference that brought together key professionals in the sphere of arbitration was held on 24 April 2014 at the Ararat Park Hyatt in Moscow.

Arbitration reform in Russia and standards of modern arbitration became the main topics of the event. Discussion focused on a number of issues including assistance and supervision between state and arbitration courts and best practices in international commercial arbitration.  The speakers included representatives of the Russian Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Arbitrazh Court, as well as the ICC, SCC, LCIA, DIS, VIAC, PCA, UNCITRAL and others.

Lidings’ partner Stepan Guzey devoted his presentation in the panel session of the conference to arbitrability of disputes with a particular focus on corporate and real estate disputes. Along with the representatives of leading national law firms the panel included  director of the department of the economic legislation of the Ministry of Justice Mikhail Galperin, judge of the Supreme Commercial Court Natalia Pavlova and RAA Secretary General Roman Zykov.

The Russian Arbitration Association was founded in April 2013 in Moscow to unite legal practitioners, law firms and academics. The Association represents broad interests of the business, legal and education communities involved in the alternative dispute resolution in Russia and the CIS. The main objective of the Association is cooperation in the development of arbitration in the Russian Federation and the CIS countries, popularizing Russia as a venue for arbitration, promotion of Russian arbitrators at national and international levels within the arbitration context, as well as the promotion of foreign arbitrators interested in arbitral proceedings, directly or indirectly relating to Russia and the CIS countries.

For more information about the conference please visit the RAA website.

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