The Advisory Committee

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Advisory Committee

  • Patrick TaylorPartner, Debevoise & Plimpton’s (London office)

    Mr. Taylor is a partner in Debevoise & Plimpton’s London office. He focuses on commercial and investment treaty arbitration, with particular experience in the upstream oil & gas, energy and telecommunications sectors, and tax-related disputes.

    Qualified in England & Wales and Ireland as a solicitor-advocate, Mr. Taylor has advised and represented clients in disputes throughout the world, most frequently in Africa, Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS and, increasingly, in Latin America. Mr. Taylor has acted in arbitrations under the rules of ICSID, the LCIA, the ICC, UNCITRAL, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the Nigerian Arbitration and Conciliation Act and the Milan Chamber of Arbitration.

  • Leonid KropotovLegal Director, DLA Piper

    Mr. Kropotov is a legal director at international law firm DLA Piper. He has over 15 years’ experience in handling cross-border disputes (both litigation and arbitration) and M&A transactions.

    He was recognized by the leading legal directories and is also included in the Guide to Next Generation of Russian Arbitrators. Leonid is an author of a monography on investments and a series of articles on international arbitration.

    He is holding PhD in Law from St. Petersburg State University and teaches there a post-graduate course and a master program on resolution of international disputes, investments and M&A.

  • Daria KuznetsovaAssociate, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

    Ms. Kuznetsova is Litigation & Arbitration Associate at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP in London. Daria’s dispute resolution experience includes commercial and investment arbitrations under the LCIA, ICC, SCC, ICAC, ICSID, and UNCITRAL rules. Daria’s experience covers a range of sectors, including energy, construction, and mining. She has represented the clients in project disputes involving Russia, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

    She is qualified to practice law in Russia and admitted to the New York State Bar. Daria holds an LL.M degree in International Arbitration from the University of Miami.