Conference Russian Arbitration Day 2020

Russian arbitration day 2020

June 2020 (rescheduled)
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Metropol Moscow Hotel

Russian Arbitration Day (RAD) – one of the most successful arbitration conferences in Russia. In 2018 RAD has resumed its activity with the support of Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration and educational project LF Academy.

Despite the pause in the RAD’s holding, events in 2018 and 2019 have attracted more than 1000 participants including the audience watching its online translation. Among the Conference speakers were both rising stars of the Russian arbitration and world-class specialists. Significant efforts at the selection and preparation of the speeches made by the moderators and speakers allowed to provide the highest level of the Conference.

The sixth Russian Arbitration Day will be held in March of 2020. This year to the permanent list of RAD Moderators that consists of: Anton Asoskov, Professor of the Lomonosov Moscow State University and Roman Khodykin, Partner of the London office of the Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation, Member of the Presidium the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation — Alexei Zhiltsov.

RAD 2020 will be held a part Russian Arbitration Week

Conference languages: Russian, English.

Russian Arbitration Day 2020 has been rescheduled for June 2020, the exact date will be announced. Organizers will contact all of the delegates with the details.

You may download new edition of digest “New Horizons of International Arbitration”, that includes RAD 2020 academic articles:
New Horizons of International Arbitration. Issue 6




To participate in RAD 2020, we kindly ask you to register. Within 1-2 working days after filling in the registration form, the participant receives a letter with a login and password for the Personal Office access, where participation payment should be procceded. Registration for the RAD 2020 will be open in December of 2019.

Participation Fee: 1 000 Russian rubles. Vat is not charged in connection with the application of the simplified tax system.

Payment is available from legal and individual entities.

Payment methods: by bank transfer or online payment by card. The payment is to be proceeded via Personal Office.

On the day of the Conference, open and free online translation of the Conference will be provided.

Dear Participants!

This year the Conference organizers have faced with a genuine problem: the venue wasn’t able to accommodate all people wishing to participate in the Conference. We had to deny the participation of a vast number of people, because the number of registered participants has exceeded the amount of the seats on the venue. We have refused more than a hundred potential participants and, then, with bitter, saw that there were empty places of those, who couldn’t come to the event. The organizers have discussed assorted options of resolving this complicated for us situation and have come to the conclusions that the best option is to impose a reasonable participation fee (1000 Rubles) in order to encourage registered participants to attend the conference. Nevertheless, the online translation of the Conference is going to stay free of charge in order to give an opportunity to gain a new knowledge to those, who, for some reason, couldn’t participate in the RAD.

The free of charge participation in RAD was one of the advantages of our Conference. Nevertheless, enormous popularity of the Russian Arbitration Day has created new challenges that we must face. We hope that this decision will contribute to the development of Russian Arbitration.

If you have a new and interesting topic, which you would like to propose as a presentation for the RAD, it’s necessary to fill in the proposal form and send it to the moderators. Proposals submitted in any other form will not be taken into consideration.

Proposals should be sent directly to all moderators (only by email to all three addresses at the same time):

  1. Dr. Anton Asoskov:
  2. Alexei Zhiltsov:
  3. Roman Khodykin:

Pre-selection of candidates will be made on the basis of the received proposals in accordance with the above-mentioned criteria.

Stages in preparation for the conference:

October 1, 2019 — deadline for submission of proposals to the moderators.

October 13, 2019 — selection of speakers after reviewing proposals.

November 20, 2019 — deadline for submission of articles for the RAD 2020 digest

January 12, 2020 — deadline for submission of the corrected articles for the RAD 2020 digest

Selected speakers should submit to the organizers the slides that will accompany their presentation no later than seven days prior to RAD. Moderators might require a selected speaker to amend the slides.

Organizers and moderators reserve the right to invite prominent and competent experts in Russian and foreign arbitration to give presentation at RAD disregarding procedure described above.


8:30 – 9:30
Accreditation. Welcome coffee break
9:30 – 12:00
Section 1. Investment Arbitration. Moderator – Roman Khodykin


  • Toby Landau QC. Dysfunctional Deliberations and Effective Advocacy.
  • Timur Abushakhmanov. Extinctive Prescription in Investor-State Dispute Settlement.
  • Elena Burova. Investment Arbitration as a Two-Line Highway: Counterclaims by States against Investors in Light of the Recent Arbitral Practice and New Generation Investment Treaties.
  • Scott Vesel. Reasons for Reasons: Implications for ICSID Annulment of the Procedural Nature of the Requirement to State Reasons.
  • David W. Rivkin. A New Contract Between Arbitrators and Parties.

12:00 – 13:00
13:00 – 15:30
Section 2. General Issues in Arbitration. Moderator – Alexey Zhiltsov


  • Stavros Brekoulakis. Transnational Public Policy in International Arbitration.
  • D.A. Pentsov. Future of Trust Arbitration in Russia.
  • Stephane Bonifassi, Nadia Darwazeh, Elena Fedorova. Toolkit for Arbitrators: Guidelines on Corruption and Money Laundering in International Arbitration.
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Kröll. Arbitrating with insolvent parties within the EU different perspectives on the conflict of laws questions?!
  • Simon Patrick Camilleri, Daria Sakhno. English Loopholes and Russian Bankruptcies.

15:30 – 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 – 18:00
Section 3. Procedural Issues in International Arbitration. Moderator – Anton Asoskov


  • Sergey Ivanov, Anton Shagalov. Cross-Institutional Consolidation of Arbitral Proceedings.
  • Dmitry Andreev. Remission in Arbitration: Theory and Practice.
  • Natalia Kisliakova. In Search of a Balance Between Due Process, Procedural Efficiency and Party Autonomy: the Example of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
  • Gary Born. Pathological Arbitration Clauses: Correcting the Mythology.

18:00 – 19:00
Cocktail reception

* The Programme may be subject to change


  • Timur Abushakhmanov - Associate, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
  • Dmitry Andreev - Advocate, Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners
  • Stephane Bonifassi - Partner, BONIFASSI Avocats (Paris, France)
  • Gary Born - Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr (London, UK)
  • Stavros Brekoulakis - Professor in International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London
  • Elena Burova - Senior Associate, Ivanyan & Partners
  • Simon Patrick Camilleri - Associate, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP (London, UK)
  • Nadia Darwazeh - Partner, Clyde & Co (Paris, France)
  • Elena Fedorova - Associate, BONIFASSI Avocats (Paris, France)
  • Sergey Ivanov - Paralegal, BGP Litigation
  • Natalia Kisliakova - Associate, KIAP
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Kröll - Honorary Professor, Director of the Center for International Dispute Resolution, Bucerius Law School (Hamburg, Germany)
  • Toby Landau QC - Barrister, Essex Court Chambers (London, UK)
  • Dmitriy Pentsov - Partner, FRORIEP Legal SA (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • David W. Rivkin - Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (New York, USA)
  • Daria Sakhno - Registered Foreign Lawyer, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP (London, UK)
  • Anton Shagalov -Researcher, the Private International Law Department of the Private Law Research Center under the President of the Russian Federation named after S.S. Alexeev
  • Scott Vesel - Partner, Three Crowns LLP (London, UK)


To become a RAD speaker, candidates should submit their draft papers to moderators responsible for selection (till October 1, 2019)

Organizers and moderators reserve the right to invite prominent and competent experts in Russian and foreign arbitration to give presentation at RAD disregarding procedure described above.


  • 1. Innovation

    Priority will be given in the selection process to authors proposing papers on new or topical themes, research into which is not found in the Russian literature or is insufficient.

  • 2. Thorough theoretical workup of theme:

    Authors are expected to analyse the current literature (both Russian and foreign) as well as judicial and arbitral practice in depth.

  • 3. Practical value

    The implications of the paper for practice will be taken into account

  • 4. Other criteria

    Consideration will be given to the author’s academic qualifications/positions and experience in international arbitration practice. Together with a draft paper, candidates may submit a draft of an article, which will be taken into consideration.


“Looking back, it is a pleasure to realize that the Russian Arbitration Day has made, perhaps, one of the most sustainable contribution in the development of the Russian international arbitration studies for the past several years. Due to the process of thorough selection of new and highly-qualified papers, each digest and each Conference has granted the Russian arbitration society researches of understudied (at least in Russia) fields of the modern arbitration. Undoubtedly, a lot of interesting works on the arbitration are published on an ongoing basis in Russia and not fewer amount of arbitration Conferences are held, but the uniqueness of RAD is that at one point of time a vast number of highly-concentrated and top-class scientific works are released in the scientific circulation. RAD contest has already become global, but we always have a place for those who are ready to step out of the common studies and to spend time and energy to research challenges of the modern international arbitration,” writes Roman Khodykin, PhD in Law, Partner of the London London office of the Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.

“Every year Russian Arbitration Day attracts more and more talented speakers. It’s a unique platform for specialists in the sphere of international arbitration who may present the results of their studies as an article in the final digest or as a speech at the Conference. Unlike other Conferences we choose speakers not for the readiness to pay sponsorship fees, but for the quality of their works,” comments Anton Asoskov, Doctor of Juridical Science, professor of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, member of the Presidium of the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.

“Being relatively young, Russian Arbitration Day at this point has managed to make a big name for itself among scholars and practitioners interested in the sphere of international arbitration proceedings. RAD’s great popularity is shown not only by growing number of the event’s participants and the amount of incoming papers, but also by the published digest, concluding the Russian Arbitration Day, that has been marked with a high rating in the professional field. Here is incomplete list of objective reasons why Russian Arbitration Day is becoming more popular in the professional sphere: objective and detailed shortlisting of the incoming studies for the selection, combination of the theoretical and practical significance criteria, a wider coverage of topics related to the international arbitration proceedings including the absence of subject limits for studies matching with specific legal systems and, also, appliance of the unified criteria for shortlisting: beginners as well as well-experienced specialists have a chance to take part in the Conference,” says Alexei Zhiltsov, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation, member of the Presidium of the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.


An important part of RAD is publication of New Horizons of International Arbitration, a digest containing academic articles by RAD speakers, in which they further elaborate on the topics of their presentations.


October 1, 2019 — deadline for submission of proposals to the moderators.

October 13, 2019 — selection of speakers after reviewing proposals.

November 20, 2019 — deadline for submission of articles for the RAD 2020 digest

January 12, 2020 — deadline for submission of the corrected articles for the RAD 2020 digest

Presentation of the digest will take place during RAD 2020.

Moderators can suggest an author to revise a draft article (if it does not comply with the high standards of RAD) and cancel its presentation in case of the author’s refusal.

At moderators’ discretion the digest may include articles by authors not presenting at RAD.

New horizons of international arbitration, concluding the previous RAD Conferences are available following the links:


The first Russian Arbitration Day (RAD) took place in 2013 at the initiative of Roman Khodykin, Anton Asoskov and Aleksandr Muranov, with the support from the International Commercial Arbitration Court and Maritime Arbitration Commission of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. RAD’s conceptual foundation enabled it to establish itself as a promising venue to exchange fresh ideas and discover new names in the Russian arbitration. RAD 2013–2015 website


  • Over 1,000 participants
  • Over 500 online viewers
  • Diverse geographic representation of participants and speakers: countries of the CIS, Northern, Central Eastern and Western Europe, USA, Canada, China, India, Singapore and Australia
  • Four volumes of digest ‘New Horizons of International Arbitration’ summarizing the results.

RAD has a number of advantages over other arbitration conferences:

  • Thorough competitive selection of speakers by moderators according to objective criteria to determine the most innovative and profound topics. Mandatory preliminary submission of papers and articles by the speakers on the topic of their presentation;
  • Presentation time of 20 to 25 minutes per speaker for an elaborated report. We want the Conference to be as informative as possible for everyone, therefore, in order to provide more time for the speakers’ presentations, their number is limited;
  • Encouraging new faces to participate, discovering new names in Russian arbitration;
  • Publication of a digest of articles by RAD speakers prior to the Conference, in which the topics of presentations are further elaborated. At moderators’ discretion the digest may include articles by authors not presenting at RAD

In 2018 after its short pause Russian Arbitration Day has resumed its work keeping its format, traditions and the main advantages of the previous years.

RAD 2018 has attracted over 200 Russian and foreign participants and the total number of online audience has been numbered to more than 800, confirming the topicality of its foster development and transformation it into a world-wide event.


In the framework of the RAD 2019 the Prize for the best research in the sphere of arbitration proceedings is established. Organizers are going to continue with Prize awarding in 2020.

The goal of the Prize is to encourage the in-depth research of the challenging arbitration issues and, also, the support of the Russian authors publishing their studies on this topic.

The researches must meet the following requirements:
  • The subject of the research must be arbitration proceeding;
  • Any format of work is allowed for participation, except commentaries and textbooks;
  • The author of the research must be a citizen of the Russian Federation;
  • The research’s first publication (paper-based or Internet publications) must be not earlier then January 1, 2018;
  • The research must be in Russian or English languages.

The Laureate of the Prize will be selected by the Moderators of RAD 2020. The nomination procedure of the study is available for everyone. In order to nominate your work, please, send its text, information about its publication and author to the Moderators’ emails and, also, to the general email of the prize:

Moderators can also nominate the works individually.

The amount of the Prize’s Fund will be announced not later the date of the Conference.


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