Prof Yarik Kryvoi

    LLM (Harvard), PhD, MCIArb, Attorney (New York Bar) | twitter

Short bio

Professor Yarik Kryvoi is the Senior Research Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL).

For several years he practised international commercial law and dispute resolution. He advised investors, states, international organisations and non-governmental organisations on matters of international law, commercial arbitration and investor-state arbitration.

Professor Kryvoi has published extensively on international dispute resolution, international economic law, employment law as well as law and policy in the countries of the former Soviet Union.

He is also a respected adviser to governments internationally on public sector excellence. His areas of expertise include promoting the rule of law, commercial dispute resolution, courts and other judicial authorities, effective management and regulation of justice authorities, and the regulation of foreign direct investments.

Positions of responsibility

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Examiner & Tutor

  • International Courts Committee, ABA Section of International Law, Senior Advisor (former Co-Chair)

  • CIS Arbitration Forum, Founder & Editor

  • ICSID Review - Foreign Investment Law Journal, Journal of International Dispute Settlement, International and Comparative Law Quarterly - occasional referee for article submissions

  • International Law Materials (American Society for International Law), Corresponding Editor

  • European Parliament, Independent Legal Expert (Commercial Law, Comparative Law, International Law)

  • International Encyclopaedia of Laws, Kluwer Law International, Member of International Advisory Board

Experience as a consultant

  • UAE Prime Minister’s Office (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

  • World Trade Organisation (Geneva, Switzerland)

  • The World Bank (Washington, D.C., USA)

  • Economic Court of the Commonwealth of Independent States (Minsk, Belarus)

  • Freedom House (Washington, D.C., USA)

  • The Emirate of Dubai (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

  • International Labour Organization (Geneva, Switzerland)

  • Private clients

Main areas of expertise

Work experience

  • London School of Economics, Visiting Fellow (London, UK)

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Associate (London, UK)

  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, International Consultant (Washington, DC, USA)

  • US Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Extern Law Clerk to Judge Stephen F. Williams (Washington, DC, USA)

  • Harvard Law School, Research Assistant to Professor Reinier Kraakman (Cambridge, MA, USA)

  • Belarusian State University, Lecturer (Minsk, Belarus)

  • International Labour Organisation, Legal Intern (Geneva, Switzerland)

  • Baker & McKenzie, Summer Associate (St Petersburg, Russia)

Yarik Kryvoi, 2018