News date: 13 November 2015
Dmytro Shemelin, a lawyer at Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm, delivered the report at the III-rd International Arbitration Readings in memory of academician Igor Pobirchenko hosted on November 13, 2015 in Kyiv by the International Commercial Arbitration Court and the Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry under the auspices of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).
The report was devoted to the practice of application of mandatory rules of EU law by international arbitrations within the concept of public order. Dmytro provided an outline of practices of the EU courts in the sphere of public order under arbitration proceedings, including the widely-known cases such as Omnium de Traitement et de Valorisation SA v Hilmarton Ltd., Soleymani v Soleymani, Westacre Investments Inc. v Jugoimport SDPR Holding Co. Ltd, Eco Swiss China Time Ltd v Benetton International Ltd and SA Thales Air Defense v GIE Euromissile.
Dmytro Shemelin has more than 10-year experience in settlement of disputes at an international level including investment and commercial arbitration proceedings under all major arbitration rules. He regularly consults potential claimants regarding prospects of certain claims in investment and commercial disputes. Dmytro Shemelin was recommended by the annual Ukrainian national survey Top 50 Law Firms of Ukraine 2014 as one of the leading lawyers in the sphere of international arbitration and shortlisted by the Legal Awards 2015 in the category “The best lawyer in the sphere of arbitration”.
In 2015 International Arbitration Readings in memory of academician Igor Pobirchenko were dedicated to the 35th anniversary of adoption of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Vienna, 1980) which is widely used in international trade, as well as in the process of consideration of foreign-economic disputes under international commercial arbitration procedures.
Among the discussed problematic issues are that of the Vienna Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and particularities of its application, establishment of the procedural and material law, as well as of the imperative norms in international commercial arbitration.
The Readings welcomed a representative of the UN Commission on International Trade Law, arbitrators and experts of the world’s leading international arbitration institutions, judges of courts of general jurisdiction and commercial courts of various levels, as well as representatives of law firms and legal offices specializing in the sphere of international commercial arbitration from Austria, Germany, Sweden, Serbia, Poland, Belarus and Ukraine.