KIAP Senior Associate Natalia Kisliakova spoke at the conference "Russian Arbitration Day 2020"

26 August 2020
KIAP Senior Associate Natalia Kisliakova spoke at the conference "Russian Arbitration Day 2020"
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On August 25, 2020, one of the most successful arbitration conferences in Russia took place - the Russian Arbitration Day (“RAD”), organized with the support of the Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration and the LF Academy educational project.

The sixth Russian Arbitration Day was held in an online format, the event was broadcast live in Russian and English. The moderators of the RAD 2020 were the professor of Lomonosov Moscow State University Anton Asoskov, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation, member of the Presidium of the ICAC at the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation Alexey Zhiltsov and partner of the London office of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Roman Khodykin.

At the conference, KIAP, Attorneys at Law, was represented by Natalia Kisliakova, Senior Associate of the International Commercial Arbitration Practice, who spoke at the third session "Procedural Issues of International Arbitration". This session was moderated by Anton Asoskov, the panel of speakers also included: Gary Born, Dmitry Andreev, Sergey Ivanov, Anton Shagalov and David W. Rivkin.

Natalia's report focused on the topic of finding a balance between due process, procedural efficiency and party autonomy. On the example of the peculiarities of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and other arbitration centers, Natalia spoke about the advantages and features of party autonomy in arbitration, gave examples of restrictions in the regulations caused by the need for procedural efficiency. A short version of Natalia's presentation can be found in our Analytics section (available in Russian).

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All speakers' presentations were recorded on the day of the event in real- time and are available here. Also, an important element of the RAD is the release of the collection "New Horizons of International Arbitration" with scientific and practical articles of speakers of the RAD, in which the topics of such reports are disclosed additionally. The link can be used to read the article by Natalia and other speakers of the RAD 2020.

Russian Arbitration Day (“RAD”) is a special conference, the purpose of which is to develop international arbitration in the post-Soviet countries. The First Russian Arbitration Day (RAD) was held in 2013 followed by the initiative of Roman Khodykin, Anton Asoskov, and Alexander Muranov with the support of the ICAC at the CCI of the Russian Federation and Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. Thanks to its concept, the RAD immediately established itself as a promising conference for the exchange of fresh ideas and the identification of new names in the field of Russian arbitration. In 2018, after a short break, the Russian Arbitration Day resumed its work, preserving the previous format, traditions and the main advantages of previous years. The conferences held in 2018 and 2019 attracted over 1000 participants, including viewers of the online broadcast. The RAD 2020 was attended by about 2000 participants.

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International Commercial Arbitration

KIAP's International Commercial Arbitration practice represents clients’ interests in international commercial arbitration in Russia and abroad, as well as before Russian courts in matters involving recognition and enforcement of international commercial arbitration awards, provides consultations on arbitration agreements, its validity and enforceability, on facilitation of out-of-court settlements and on strategies for international commercial arbitration. The practice is recommended by the international rating Legal 500 EMEA, Russian rankings, Kommersant and Pravo-300 "Sympathy rating". The practice is led by Anna Grishchenkova, partner, LL.M., MCIArb. In 2020 Anna was appointed as Regional Representative of the Russian Federation in the IBA Litigation Committee for the second time, and during 2018-2020 she was a Co-Chair of the Young Litigation Lawyers Forum of IBA. In 2019 Anna was appointed Deputy Chairman of the ICC Russia Commission on Arbitration. Anna is also a Regional Ambassador at HK45 - Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s committee (HKIAC). Included into panel of arbitrators in Hong Kong (HKIAC) and into list of arbitrators in Austria (VIAC), Kuala Lumpur (AIAC), Korea (KCAB INTERNATIONAL) and Russia (the Board Member of the Russian Arbitration Center). Author of the book “Psychology and persuasion skills in dispute resolution”.

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