• Evgeny RashchevskyPartner and Co-Head of International Arbitration and Litigation Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

    In 1999 he graduated from the law faculty of the Volgograd State University; in 2001 he received a diploma with honors from the Russian School of Private Law (master's degree at the Research Center for Private Law named after S.S.Alekseev under the President of the Russian Federation); in 2004 he received PhD in Law.

    Since 2008 he has been a partner and co-head of the International Arbitration and Litigation Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners law firm.

    Member of CIArb, RAC, International Panel of the Arbitration Center at the RSPP; Vice President at the International Court of Arbitration of the Qingdao Arbitration Commission in the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) Demonstration Zone; member of KCAB INTERNATIONAL. Solicitor in England and Wales.

    Evgeny has published a significant number of articles on international arbitration and civil law in specialized Russian and international legal journals, as well as a number of comments on international arbitration on behalf of the Russian Federation.

    He is a lecturer of the course "Insolvency and International Arbitration" of the master's program "Legal regulation of insolvency" at the Moscow State University.

  • Dmitry KaysinPartner of Dispute Resolution Practice at Rybalkin Gortsunyan & Partners

    Graduated from Moscow State Law Academy and also graduated from New York University School of Law with a degree in International Commercial Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration.

    Dmitry is a member of the ICC Russia Nominating Committee, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), advocate, and is included in the list of arbitrators of the Shanghai International Arbitration Center.

    Since 2020 he has been working as a lawyer at the Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners Law Office. From 2013 to 2020 he was a lawyer at the Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners law firm.

    Dmitry teaches a course on international investment arbitration at the HSE Master's program.

  • Maxim KulkovManaging partner at Kulkov, Kolotilov and Partners

    Maxim Kulkov is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of Moscow State University. Also he received Master's degree in International Commercial Arbitration at the University of Nottingham (the UK).

    Maxim has over 25 years of experience in representing clients in international commercial arbitrations (ICAC at the RF CCI, SCC, ICC, LCIA) and in Russian state courts of all levels, including the Constitutional Court. He has won more than a hundred disputes.

    He considered more than 45 cases in international commercial arbitration and arbitration courts (ICAC, SCC, RSPP, RAC) in various roles - co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator, chairman of the panel of arbitrators.

    In the individual ratings of the best Russian lawyers by Chambers Europe 2020, Maxim is one of the four leaders in complex dispute resolution in Russia and in the top ten lawyers in the field of cross-border dispute resolution.

    For many years, Maxim has been recognized as one of the leading litigation lawyers in Russia in the firm's profile categories by ratings of GAR 100, The Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, Pravo.ru-300, Who's Who Legal, Best Lawyers.


    • Bar Association of the Moscow Region
    • ICC Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission
    • ICC Russia Arbitration Commission
    • Russian Arbitration Association
    • Arbitrator of the Arbitration Center at the RSPP (including International Panel)
    • Arbitrator of the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC)
    • Arbitrator of the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA)
    • Chairman of the Joint Mediation (Mediation) Service at the RSPP
    • International Mediator of the Korea International Mediation Center (KIMC)
    • Arbitrator of the International Arbitration Court "Chamber of Arbitrators at the Union of Lawyers" (Belarus)
  • Dmitry AndreevAdvocate at the Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners

    Graduated from the International Law Faculty of MGIMO and graduated from the Pepperdine University Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.

    Since 2010 he has been working at the Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners Bar Association, practicing in the field of complex and cross-border litigation, as well as international commercial arbitration.

    Admitted to practice in Russia (as advocate), New York, USA, and England and Wales (as solicitor).

    Dmitry is the Co-Chairman of the Council of Modern Arbitration (Young IMA) at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration and Chairman of the Committee on Interaction between Arbitration and State Courts.

  • Nikita KondrashovCounsel at Axioma

    Nikita specializes in the resolution of international investment disputes, commercial arbitration and complex commercial disputes in foreign jurisdictions.

    Over the past 10 years Nikita has taken part in a number of major projects related to protecting the interests of private investors in disputes with European and Central Asian states. Nikita's experience in investment arbitration includes both work in proceedings carried out according to the rules of leading arbitration institutions, and work in disputes considered under the ICSID Convention mechanism.

    Along with the resolution of investment disputes Nikita was also involved in a number of commercial arbitrations (including those under the rules of LCIA, ICC, DIS and other institutions) and projects related to the protection of the interests of the parties in the state courts of European, Middle Eastern and Asian states. In addition to working as a representative of the parties to disputes, Nikita has experience of participating in commercial arbitration as an arbitrator.

    Nikita is a graduate of the International Law Faculty of the Russian Academy of Foreign Trade, the master's program of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in international law and the master's program at Bucerius Law School (Hamburg, Germany).