Kyiv Arbitration Days:

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September 14, 2018 | Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv

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Your pass includes access to all conference general sessions, networking events, lunch and conference materials.

We provide content and opportunities for every kind of arbitration practitioners

Check out the schedule.

Keynote speaker

Kyiv Arbitration Days brings together world-class dispute resolution practitioners

Corruption issues in international arbitration

Emmanuel Gaillard - Global Head of Disputes and Head of the International Arbitration practice at Shearman Sterling

Conference program

We work hard to make program interesting and exciting

Hot topics

The conference highlights the topics of the increased interest in the industry. We concentrate on issues that are really important.

Arbitration trends

The arbitration industry seems to be changing almost daily. The conference will cover current industry trends and provide insights regarding the appropriate way to navigate today’s more complex world.

Industry experts

Conference brings together world-renowned experts in the field who will share a deeper understanding of the issues affecting the industry today.

Oleksiy Filatov, Deputy Head at the ‎Administration of the President of Ukraine


Discussed topic:
The recent reform of Ukrainian arbitration law

1. Michael Ostrove, Global Chair of the International Arbitration Group at DLA Piper (France)


1. Pelin Baysal, Partner at Gün + Partners (Turkey)
2. Ivan Lishchyna, Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine
3. Georgios Petrochilos, Partner at Three Crowns (France)


Discussed topics:
1. Document production (including government parties): The good or the evil?
2. Arbitrators and the criminal: Hitch up one’s knickers or hands off forever?
3. The “public interest” in transparency: Throwing the baby out with the bathwater?

1. Yaroslav Tekliuk, Director of Legal Department at NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine


1. Stefan Riegler, Partner at Wolf Theiss (Austria)
2. Annet van Hooft, Arbitrator (France)
3. Florian Haugeneder, Partner at Knoetzl (Austria)


Discussed topics:
1. Withstanding or surviving the abuse of criminal proceedings
2. Enforcement of ethics: Overeager regulators?
3. A winner with empty hands: asset tracing, when and how?

Emmanuel Gaillard, Global Head of Disputes Group and Head of the firm’s International Arbitration at Shearman Sterling LLP (France)


Discussed topic:
Corruption issues in international arbitration

1. German Galuschenko, Managing partner at International Law Agency (Ukraine)


1. Sergey Alekhin, Associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher (France)
2. Olexander Martinenko, Senior partner at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang (Ukraine)
3. Eva Kalnina, Counsel at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler (Switzerland)


Discussed topics:
1. Blockchain contracts, arbitration agreements, and procedure
2. Kasparov v Deep Blue: A new frontier for counsel and arbitrators?
3. Deep Blue and the sunny side: predictability of results?

1. Sabine Konrad, Partner at McDermott Will Emery (Germany)


1. Eduardo Silva Romero, co-Chair of International Arbitration global practice at Dechert LLP (France)
2. Marney Cheek, co-Chair of International Arbitration practice at Covington & Burling LLP (USA)
3. TBC


Discussed topics:
The session will examine the different perspectives of States, investors, counsel, and arbitrators.

20:00 – daylight

Kyiv Arbitration Night is the highlight of the conference. A perfect opportunity to end the conference and meet with arbitration practitioners in an informal and friendly atmosphere. Live music, national cuisine and signature drinks won’t let you feel bored.

Open till the morning to ensure that your communication is not limited in time.

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Conference venue

Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv

Naberezhno-Khreshachatyts’ka St, 1,

Kyiv, 04070,



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