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Arbitration Battle: Team Russia v. Team World

Friday, May 18
14:30 - 16:30

Hyde Park, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)

Arbitration Battle 2.0: Team Russia v. Team World will take place during SPBILF 2018. The event will be organized by the Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration.

Arbitration Battle: ILF v. RULF organized by the RIMA last year during SPBILF 2017 enjoyed a great success among the participants of the Forum.

This time a team of Russian lawyers will face a team of lawyers from around the world. The teams will discuss a mock international dispute related to a construction of a football stadium for the World Cup. During the mock arbitration the teams will present their submissions on jurisdictional matters as well as on the merits of the dispute. The leading Russian and foreign practitioners will act as arbitrators.

The teams are expected to demonstrate the best of their strategical and advocacy skills. The lawyers’ game is no less fascinating than the one of Neymar or Messi! Prepare football chants and slogans!

The case file is available here.


Andrey Gorlenko

Executive Administrator, Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration


Julia Zagonek

Partner, White & Case LLP

Stephan Wilske

Partner, Gleiss Lutz

Francis Xavier

Regional Head of Dispute Resolution, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP


Areas of expertise: international arbitration, treaty arbitration, commercial litigation, banking and finance disputes, energy and resources

Образование, опыт работы:

Till present

Head, Disputes Practices

Till present

the Chairman of the Singapore CiArb

Till present

Party-nominated arbitrator of a Mauritius entity in a bilateral investment treaty (ICSID) dispute with the Government of India

Till present

Counsel for an Asean government, ICSID


Senior Counsel, Disputes Practices

Дополнительная информация:

Mr. Xavier's area of expertise are corporate and commercial disputes especially in the areas of corporate, banking, property, financial and investment related claims and aviation law

He is a Chartered Arbitrator and is also on the Panel of Arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for International Arbitration, the Kigali International Arbitration Centre (Rwanda) and the CiArb (UK) Panel of Arbitrators

Francis Xavier currently holds the following appointments: Chairman, Listings Appeals Committee, Singapore Stock Exchange; Chairman, Singapore Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK); Jurisdictional Council Member representing Singapore, Inter Pacific Bar Association; Deputy Chairman of the Law Society Inquiry Panel; Member, Council of Law Reporting, Singapore Academy of Law; Member, Users’ Council, Singapore International Arbitration Centre; Faculty member, Approved Faculty List of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK).

His qualifications: Senior Counsel, Supreme Court of Singapore; Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales; Chartered Arbitrator, CiArb; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators , UK; Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators; Fellow, Singapore Academy of Law; Fellow, The Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators; Panel of Arbitrators, Singapore International Arbitration Centre; Panel of Arbitrators, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators; Panel of Arbitrators, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration; Panel of International Arbitrators, Kigali International Arbitration Centre, Rwanda.

The Team Russia

Ilya Rachkov

Partner, Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners

Evgeny Rashchevskiy

Partner, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Elena Trusova

Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

The Team World

Clemens Trauttenberg

Partner, Wolf Theiss

Anna Kozmenko

Senior Associate, Schellenberg Wittmer

Steven Finizio

Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

* The Programme may be subject to change