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International Arbitration

Key facts

Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm has many years experience in international commercial arbitrations according to all major arbitration rules: UNCITRAL, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC), the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (ICAC at the UCCI).

Our lawyers are experienced in representation in multi-million dollar investment arbitrations: both according to the specialized ICSID Convention and commercial regulations (UNCITRAL, SCC).

We were the first to successfully recognize the order of the English Court in Ukraine according to the principle of reciprocity. Today, we provide legal assistance in the appeal procedure of awards and recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards in Ukraine and abroad.

Senior partner Roman Marchenko is the head of arbitration practice

  • has unparalleled experience in international proceedings, including representation of JSC "BTA Bank" (Kazakhstan) against Mukhtar Ablyazov - the largest in the history of English and Ukrainian courts and arbitration tribunals case of fraud amounting to more than USD 12 bln
  • has extended experience in the composition of the arbitral tribunal - as the arbitrator appointed by the parties and the institutional arbitration, in particular for LCIA, ICC, LMAA, the Stockholm Arbitration, a number of ad hoc arbitrations, including arbitral panels in Ukraine
  • the only representative of Ukraine in the working groups of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), "Financial institutions and international arbitration" and "Emergency arbitration proceedings"

For 20 years our services in this practice were used by BTA Bank (Kazakhstan, Ukraine), A1 Investment Company, state enterprises – Antonov and Energorynok, Tatneft, Altimo, Ukrrichflot, RosUkrEnergo

Key projects

  • Representation of JSC "BTA Bank" (Kazakhstan) in the case on international fraud of Mukhtar Ablyazov, a former Chairman of the Board. In this case, with claims of more than USD 12 bln we provided legal support during judicial proceedings in Ukraine, England, the Russian Federation, and the Supreme Court of Seychelles
  • Representation of JSC "BTA Bank" (Kazakhstan) in the case on recognition in Ukraine of order of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales on recovery of USD 451 mln in favor of the Bank
  • Recognition and enforcement in Ukraine of decision of a Russian court on bankruptcy of a Russian bank
  • Representation of A1 Investment Company in a number of cases on recognition and enforcement in Ukraine of foreign orders regarding corporate dispute between the shareholders of Ukraina Shopping Mall for the amount of USD 50 mln
  • Protection of interests of SE Antonov in case on arrest of the Ukrainian transport aircraft AN-224 "Ruslan" in Canada and Belgium
  • Protection of interests of the largest Ukrainian carrier in several cases in the London Court of Arbitration according to the LMAA rules on termination of freight contracts and recovery of damages. The total amount of claim is more than USD 1 mln
  • Representation of a Ukrainian technology company in ad hoc arbitration in the United States on carrying out oil well stimulation works in Texas

Ratings and Awards

Recommended firm in International Arbitration
Chambers Europe, 2014 – 2019

Top-5 in International Arbitration
Market Leaders: Ranking of Law Firms of Ukraine 2018

Roman Marchenko is the Best Lawyer in Arbitration
Legal Awards 2016

Roman Marchenko recommended in International Arbitration
Chambers Europe, 2014 – 2019

Roman Marchenko recommended in International Arbitration  
Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients, 2016 – 2018

Roman Marchenko recommended in International Arbitration
Best Lawyers International, 2017 – 2019

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