Leading specialists in the fields of corporate law and arbitration, including the former participants of Russian and international moot courts, annually take part in a competition as arbitrators.
Amongst the arbitrators of the 2021 Pre-Moot
VI Moscow Finale
- Josefa Sicard-Mirabal
Josefa Sicard-Mirabal has vast experience in international arbitration and international business transactions. Her multifaceted career spans across legal systems, cultures and languages. Ms. Sicard-Mirabal is an independent arbitrator and party counsel in arbitrations under international and regional institutional rules and ad hoc arbitrations under a variety of national laws. She is also a trained mediator.
She commenced her legal career as a judge in the Dominican Republic and continued her legal practice in the United States. Ms. Sicard-Mirabal is co-author of the book, Introduction to Investor-State Arbitration, with Yves Derains, Kluwer Law International, 2018.
She is an adjunct professor of law at Fordham University School of Law in New York City teaching International Business Transactions, LL.M. International Arbitration Practicum, and Introduction to Investor-State Arbitration.
Ms. Sicard-Mirabal is a dual-qualified lawyer in New York State and the Dominican Republic. She is fully bilingual English/Spanish; speaks French, has working knowledge of Italian and Portuguese and basic Turkish.
- Professor Stavros Brekoulakis
Stavros Brekoulakis is a Professor in International Arbitration, the Director of the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London and an arbitrator at 3 Verulam Buildings. Brekoulakis has extensive experience as arbitrator in both investment and commercial disputes under all major arbitration rules. He is being regularly listed in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration and was named a Global Elite Thought Leader in 2022 as one of the 25 most highly regarded arbitrators in the EMEA region and being praised as “a powerhouse in international arbitration”, “a reigning thought leader in the arbitration space” who is “highly recommended for his impressive experience in commercial and investment arbitration”.
- Sergey Alekhin
Sergey Alekhin is a Counsel in Willkie’s Litigation Department in Paris. His practice focuses on international commercial arbitration and investment arbitration, with a particular focus on the post-Soviet region. He has acted in proceedings conducted under the rules of the major arbitration center worldwide (ICC, ICSID, LCIA, etc.), as well as in ad hoc proceedings, including under the UNCITRAL Rules. Prior to joining Willkie in September 2017, Sergey worked for over five years at a Paris-based arbitration boutique.
Aside from counsel work, Sergey accepts arbitrator appointments and has acted as co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator in proceedings administered, inter alia, by the Russian Arbitration Centre (‘RAC’) at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration and the Arbitration Centre at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (‘RSPP’).
He frequently publishes and speaks on international arbitration and relates issues, including cybersecurity, blockchain technology and e-sports. Sergey is former co-Chairman of the Young Institute of Modern Arbitration (Young IMA, Russia). In 2018, 2019 and 2021, Sergey was listed in the Top-10 Young Arbitration Practitioners by the Russian Arbitration Association’s under 40 division.
- Agis GeorgiadesPartner CGA, Cyprus
Agis is a partner at CGA, in Cyprus. His practice focuses on international arbitration and litigation. He has extensive experience in dealing with complex commercial, construction, energy, IP and fraud cases. Agis is a graduate of the University of Leeds and holds an LLM from LSE and Posgraduate Diplomas in International Arbitration, International Mediation and Negotiation. He is a Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn, a Fellow of CIArb and an Accredited Mediator. He is a member of the CPR Standing Committee. Since 2020, he is also a member of the LCIA Court. He lectures on the law of evidence at the University of Nicosia.
- Amod K. DalelaManaging Partner, Dalela & Dalela, India
Mr. Amod K. Dalela is a lawyer by profession and practising based out of New Delhi, India, having experience of over 38 years. He is a Science Graduate (B.Sc. - 1977); Law Graduate (LL.B -1980) and Post Graduate in Social Work (M.S.W.-1983). He has done Post PG Dip-Cyber Laws-2014); (CFA+- 2015); (CEH -2015) and (PGDip-ADR-2016). LL.M. (Cyber Laws and Cyber Security) from (2016-18) He has participated in various National as well as International moot competitions such as G.D.Goenka-CIARB International Commercial Arbitration Competition organized by G D Goenka University India in 2018, 2019 and 2020; 5th AIAC VIS Pre-moot, 2021 held virtually in March 2021; 1st International Construction Arbitration Moot organized jointly by International Construction Law Association and Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration held virtually in October 2021 St. Petersburg V FDI Pre-moot organized jointly by Russian Arbitration Association and St. Petersburg University held virtually in October 2021.
- Anastasiia DulskaAdvocate (Ukraine), International Arbitration Practitioner, Geneva, Switzerland
Anastasiia is an international arbitration lawyer specialising in international dispute resolution and based in Geneva, Switzerland. Her practice concentrates on high-profile international investment and commercial arbitration, as well as public international law and international trade matters involving sovereign states. She represents governments, state-owned entities, and high-net-worth individuals before international arbitral tribunals and intergovernmental adjudicatory bodies. Ms Dulska has been trained in Ukraine and holds an LL.M. degree from the Humboldt University of Berlin, and also studied at The Hague Academy of International Law and the International Academy for Arbitration law in Paris. Ms Dulska practiced with Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd., Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Cleary Gottlieb Steeen & Hamilton LLP and has more than eight years of overall legal experience.
- Dr. Dmitry DavydenkoAssociate professor at the MGIMO University and Higher School of Economics. Director and a co-editor of the CIS Arbitration Forum.
Dr Davydenko is an associate professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University), Department of Private International and Civil Law, and Higher School of Economics. He is the Director and a co-editor of the CIS Arbitration Forum.
Dmitry Davydenko has experience as an arbitrator in the ICC and other arbitral proceedings and is listed as a recommended arbitrator of the International Commercial Arbitration Court, Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and other reputed arbitral institutions. Board member of the Mediation Center at Russian Lawyers Association.
Executive Secretary of the Expert Council under the ICC Russia Commission on Arbitration. Included in the list of best practitioners in arbitration in Russia as of the years 2017 – 2021 by Who’s Who Legal and Global Arbitration Review (GAR). Global leader for 2022. Lexology 2021 Client Choice Award Winner “Arbitration and ADR”. He also acts as a Russian law expert on various matters related to international commerce.
- Ekaterina KuteynikovaAssociate, Ivanyan and partners (international dispute resolution practice)
- Maroof RafiqueDigital Justice Advocate (Pakistan), Youth Policymaking Committee Head (UNDP), ACIArb
Maroof Rafique is a lawyer by profession, an Associate at Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Digital Justice Advocate in Pakistan and the Youth Policymaking Committee Head at UNDP. Maroof has recently conducted a research study titled ‘Hurdles for Digitalization of Judicial Functions in Pakistan’ in order to sensitise an accountable and transparent ‘Rule of Law’ mechanism in the country.
He was selected by US Dept of Commerce in Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) in 2020. Maroof has also worked with Weinstein International Foundation (WIF) for mediation memorandum writing. Currently, Maroof is working as a Chapter Co-Founder for Pakistan at ENERAP, assisting the Editorial Board of ‘mADR Broadcast’, acting as the Steering Committee Member of Center for International Investment and Commercial Arbitration, coaching the Law School of Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad and serving as the Managing Board Administrator at MetaverseLegal.
- Prakhar DixitB.Com; M.A. (Eco); LL.B. Managing Partner, Sync Legal Business and Legal Consultants
- Sezer YakutPrivate practice
Mr. Sezer Yakut is a Turkish-qualified lawyer who has a good experience in investor-state and commercial arbitration with a portfolio of noteworthy clients, including governments, reputable construction, and energy companies. He represented his clients in arbitration proceedings under various institutional rules, including ICSID, SCAI, and ICC.
Along with his expertise in international arbitration, Mr. Yakut acted for media holdings, telecommunication companies, international and local banks in court proceedings for disputes regarding Commercial Law, Consumer Law, Intellectual Property Law, Labour Law, Enforcement Law, and Press Law.
Mr. Yakut holds an LLM degree in International Commercial Law at Cardiff University and focuses on organizational activities as a Member of the Artificial Intelligence Working Group in Istanbul Bar Association Information Technology Law Commission, a Founder Member of the Turkey Chapter of Energy-Related Arbitration Practitioners (ENERAP), and a Member of the Young Arbitration Group of Energy Disputes Arbitration Center (EDAC).
- Shantanu DerhgawenPartner, SDA & Partners
Shantanu Derhgawen is a partner at SDA & Partners, and practices before the Supreme Court of India, High Courts as well as various tribunals. He is an active arbitration counsel and frequently appears before institutions such as the MCIA, SIAC and the LCIA. His team advises leading media & entertainment companies, banks and NBFCs, Institutional VCs, IT/ITES companies and leading FMCG entities as well as private clients. His areas of practice cover arbitration laws, insolvency and bankruptcy laws, labour and employment law, and international trade laws. I further advise on data protection law (GDPR) while closely working with governmental agencies and stakeholders on the upcoming data protection regime in India. He also has a keen interest in intellectual property law matters with specialised focus on trademarks and copyrights disputes, audits and prosecution. He has led fraud examination and detection matters with a result oriented approach for entities across different industries.
- Rostislav KatsAssociate, Forward Legal
- Viraj GreedharryInternational Arbitrator
Viraj Greedharry is an International Arbitrator on the roster of Arbitrators of the Saudi Centre for Commercial Arbitrators, the Vienna International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, the Maldives International Arbitration Centre and the Mediation and Arbitration Centre of Mauritius. Viraj is also a Court Advocate of England and Wales with a broad commercial & civil law practice and he has 17 years of combined experience in law, insurance and corporate governance, covering areas of law such as commercial and company matters, contractual disputes, patent breaches, EU competition law, banking & financial services breaches, civil aviation disputes, insurance disputes, housing & charity regulation and compliance, regulatory and disciplinary matters within healthcare, telecommunications, transport & logistics, personal injury matters, corporate governance and alternative dispute resolution. Viraj also has a detailed and specialist knowledge of international arbitration, law of international investment, commercial law and inter- national business law. Viraj is a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), an Associate Chartered Secretary member (UK), an Accredited Civil-Commercial Mediator (UK) and is admitted as a Barrister of England & Wales.
- W. Patrick McPhilamy, IIILawyer, arbitrator, mediator, Law and Mediation Office of W. Patrick McPhilamy, III, USA
William Patrick McPhilamy, III works in the legal services space as a lawyer, mediator, and arbitrator. With over 28 years in practice in his firm, the Law and Mediation Office of W. Patrick McPhilamy, III, based in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, he has expertise in dispute resolution and alternative dispute resolution. His practice areas include civil, commercial, corporate, and intellectual property law, among others. He is the Resident Representative of California for ADR ODR International. He is a Senior Fellow, Fellow, and Member of the Bali International Arbitration and Mediation Center, Prime Dispute, and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators respectively. He has previously served as a judge or expert evaluator for numerous mediation, arbitration, and negotiation competitions in the U.S. and internationally, including contests organized by the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris; ADR ODR International; MediateGuru; and various law schools and organizations in the U.S. and abroad. He holds a Certificate in Negotiation Mastery from Harvard Business School Online and a Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Management from Harvard Law School. He is also serving as an Ambassador with Arbitrator Intelligence. He has been educated in the U.S., U.K., Europe, and China, earning a Master of Law degree from the University of Cambridge, a Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, Diploma from the Institute on International and Comparative Law in London.
Amongst the arbitrators of the Moot court (2017-2019)
Partner, Enyo Law
Senior associate, Kulkov, Kolotilov and partners
Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton
partner of the law firm Alumni partners, LL.M.
Senior associate, Ivanyan and partners
Counsel, Schellenberg Wittmer
Partner at the law firm Petrol Chilikov, Russian lawyer, English solicitor, MCIArb
Associate, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Director, Vail Dispute Resolution
Partner and founder, Stanimir A. Alexandrov PLLC