Conference Russian Arbitration Day 2020

Online conference
Russian arbitration day 2020

August 25, 2020
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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 on August 25, 2020 in online format. The event will be broadcast live in two languages - Russian and English. RAD will be held in the usual "in-person" way in the spring of 2021. The organizers will contact all previously registered participants and provide them with 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

August, 25

Moscow time, changes are possible.

10:30 – 12:40
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.

12:40 – 12:50
12:50 – 15:20
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?!

15:20 – 15:30
15:30 – 15:55
Presentation of the Russian Translation of Gary Born’s Book "International Arbitration:
Law and Practice"
15:55 – 16:00
16:00 – 18:30
Section 3. Procedural Issues in International Arbitration.
Moderator – Anton Asoskov

  • David W. Rivkin. A New Contract Between Arbitrators and Parties
  • 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

18:30 – 19:00
RAD Prize Awarding Ceremony

The program may be supplemented.





To participate in Online RAD 2020, it is recommended to register. All registered participants will promptly receive news on the progress of preparation for the event, and after its completion we will send a certificate of participation.

Participation in Online RAD is free.


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
  • Three 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 attracted more than 200 Russian and foreign participants, and the total number of online viewers was more than 800.

RAD 2019 grew almost by 1.5 times - more than 300 participants and more than 1500 online viewers. Growing interest in the event indicates the relevance of further development and holding of RAD, and contributes to its transformation into an event of international scale.


The selection of reports for RAD is made by the moderators. 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.


Roman Khodykin

PhD in Law, Partner of the London office of the Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.

“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”

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.

“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”

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

“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”


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.

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


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.


Russian Arbitration Day is a unique event that has been determining the course of the Russian arbitration for several years. Support the Conference and become a part of this event!

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