Dispute Resolution in CIS-Related Business Transactions



The German-Russian Lawyers’ Association (DRJV) and DIS40, the below 40 initiative of the German Arbitration Institute, are organising a conference on 

“Dispute Resolution in CIS-Related Business Transactions”

(Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine)


on 28 February 2019 (Thursday) in Frankfurt, Germany.

This full-day event is hosted by the Frankfurt am Main Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK Frankfurt am Main), Börsenplatz 4, 60313 Frankfurt/Main.

The conference language is English (no translation).

The conference will comprise the following panels:

– CIS-related disputes from the Western European perspective

– Country reports: Recent Developments (cross-border disputes, case law and reforms)

– Country reports: Interaction with state courts, interim measures, recognition and enforcement of court decisions and arbitral awards

– CIS-related disputes: The arbitration institutions’ perspective

– Investment arbitration in the CIS region: what is going on and what is yet to come?

The confirmed speakers and moderators include:

(in alphabetical order)

Azar Aliyev, Martin-Luther-University, Halle/Saale │ Alexey Anischenko, Sorainen, Minsk │ Diana Bayzakova, Tashkent International Arbitration Centre (TIAC) │ Gani Bitenov, Herbert Smith Freehills, Frankfurt │ Axel Boës, Koch Duken Boës, Hamburg │ Elena Burova, Russian Arbitration Center │ Rupert D’Cruz, Littleton Chambers, BRLA, London │ Alice Fremuth-Wolf, Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC) │ Greg Fullelove, Osborne Clarke, London │ Wolfram Gärtner, HeidelbergCement AG │ Nata Ghibradze, Hogan Lovells, Munich │ Evgeniya Goriatcheva, Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), The Hague │ Michael Hartleben, DSI Underground, Munich/Berlin │ Susanne Heger, Heger & Partner, Vienna │ Eva Kalnina, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva │ Oksana Karel, Arzinger, Kyiv │ Alexandre Khrapoutski, SBH Law Offices, Minsk │ Alexey Kostin, ICAC/MKAS at CCI RF, MGIMO University, Moscow │ Patryk Kulig, German Arbitration Institute (DIS), Bonn/Berlin │ Volker Knoop, FORIS AG, Bonn │ Laurence Ponty, Archipel, Geneva │ Georg Scherpf, Luther, Hamburg │ Valikhan Shaikenov, Aequitas, Almaty │ Olga Tsvetkova, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partner, Co-Chair RAA40, Moscow │ Serhii Uvarov, Integrites, Kyiv

We look forward to welcoming more than 150 participants from 19 countries (Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Cyprus, France, Georgia, Germany, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, United Kingdom).

(as of 24 February 2019)

There are still a few places left. Registration is still possible.

The conference may qualify as an advanced training course on the specialised lawyer scheme in Germany (subject to approval by the competent Bar association): “Die Tagung ist als Fortbildungsveranstaltung für Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht im Sinne von § 15 FAO konzipiert; die genaue Prüfung obliegt allerdings der jeweils zuständigen Rechtsanwaltskammer.“

Please find below the programme and the registration form. 

Conference 28 Feb 2019, Frankfurt – Registration form
Conference 28 Feb 2019, Frankfurt – Supporting organisations
Conference programme 28 Feb 2019 (as of 23.2.2019)