Dispute Resolution in CIS-Related Business Transactions


Ort: Frankfurt/Main.

The German-Russian Lawyers’ Association (DRJV) and DIS40, the below 40 initiative of the German Arbitration Institute, are organising a conference on


“Dispute Resolution in CIS-Related Business Transactions”

(Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine)


on 28 February 2019 (Thursday) in Frankfurt, Germany.


This full-day event is hosted by the Frankfurt am Main Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK Frankfurt am Main), Börsenplatz 4, 60313 Frankfurt/Main.


The conference language is English (no translation).


The conference will comprise the following panels:


- CIS-related disputes from the Western European perspective

- Country reports: Recent Developments (case law and reforms)

- Country reports: Interaction with state courts, interim measures, recognition and enforcement of court decisions and arbitral awards

- CIS-related disputes: The arbitration institutions’ perspective

- Investment arbitration in the CIS region: what is going on and what is yet to come?


The confirmed speakers and moderators include:

(in alphabetical order)


Azar Aliyev, Martin-Luther-University, Halle/Saale │ Alexey Anischenko, Sorainen, Minsk │ Gani Bitenov, Herbert Smith Freehills, Frankfurt │ Axel Boës, Koch Duken Boës, Hamburg │ Rupert D’Cruz, Littleton Chambers, BRLA, London │ Dmitry Davydenko, CIS Arbitration Forum, Centre of Arbitration and Mediation at CCI RF, Moscow │ Artem Doudko, Osborne Clarke, London │ Alice Fremuth-Wolf, Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC) │ Wolfram Gärtner, HeidelbergCement AG │ Nata Ghibradze, Hogan Lovells, Munich │ Evgeniya Goriatcheva, Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), The Hague │ Michael Hartleben, DSI Underground, Munich/Berlin │ Susanne Heger, Heger & Partner, Vienna │ Oksana Karel, Arzinger, Kyiv │ Alexandre Khrapoutski, SBH Law Offices, Minsk │ Alexey A. Kostin, ICAC/MKAS at CCI RF, MGIMO University, Moscow │ Patryk Kulig, German Arbitration Institute (DIS), Bonn/Berlin │ Volker Knoop, FORIS AG, Bonn │ Laurence Ponty, LALIVE, Geneva │ Georg Scherpf, Luther, Hamburg │ Valikhan Shaikenov, Aequitas, Almaty │ Olga Tsvetkova, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partner, Co-Chair RAA40, Moscow │ Serhii Uvarov, Integrites, Kyiv

 The supporting organisations include:

(in alphabetical order)

Anglo-Russian Law AssociationBritish-Russian Law AssociationCIS Arbitration ForumDISDeutsch-ukrainische JuristenvereinigungFrankfurt am Main Chamber of Commerce and IndustryMKAS/ICAC at CCI RFRussian Arbitration AssociationRAA40Ukrainian Arbitration AssociationVIAC


Please find below the programme and the registration form.