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Prof Kryvoi is an expert on international arbitration, both commercial and investor-state disputes.

As an arbitration practitioner working in London, Washington, D.C. and St Petersburg he was involved in dozens of disputes under ICC, LCIA, SCC, UNCITRAL, ICSID and other arbitration rules. Most of the disputes were governed by English, New York, Russian law or laws of Eastern European and Central Asian States. Some were governed only by international law instruments, such as the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

In the area of international arbitration he has represented a broad range of clients, including:

  • Advising the Government of Romania on ICSID arbitration arising out of a privatisation project and alleged breach of an international investment treaty, preparing counterclaims against the investor.
  • Advising a major United States oil company in a multimillion dollar dispute under UNCITRAL arbitration rules against the Russian Federation arising out of a product-sharing agreement
  • Consulting a consortium of international energy companies in a multimillion dollar tax dispute against the Republic of Kazakhstan under UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
  • Advising a leading Russian retail chain in London LCIA proceedings arising out of post-acquisition disputes
  • Acting for a United States university on various international contract law issues arising out of INCOTERMS standard contract terms
  • Representing a Mexican phosphoric acid distribution company in a supply-contract dispute with a Moroccan company filed in the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
  • Advising an international telecoms company on jurisdictional issues of arbitration against a joint venture partner in North Africa
  • Acting as a member of a working group of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan on improving the legal framework and practice of international commercial arbitration in Uzbekistan.

Prof Kryvoi is also a leading academic in the field. He has taught arbitration in many jurisdictions, at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and online and advises States on international arbitration reform. As the Senior Fellow in International Investment Law, he is responsible for international arbitration at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

He convenes the Annual Review of UK Arbitration Act, which gathers leading practitioners, arbitrators, judges to discuss the most recent developments in international arbitration. Prof. Kryvoi also founded the CIS Arbitration Forum, a leading online resource for disputes in the former Soviet Union republics.

His academic publications on international arbitration include:

  • ‘Law and Practice of International Arbitration in the CIS Region (co-edited with Kaj Hobér) (Wolters Kluwer, 2017). || Buy ||.
  • ‘The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (Kluwer Law International, 2016, third edition). || Buy ||.
  • ‘Consent Awards in International Arbitration: From Settlement to Enforcement’, Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Volume 40, pp.827-686 (2015). || Download ||.
  • ‘Corporate Disputes in Arbitration Tribunals: To Be or Not To Be’, Zakon, Issue 4, pp.108-118 (co-authored with Sergey Strembelev, in Russian) (2013). || Download ||.
  • ‘Piercing the Corporate Veil in International Arbitration’, Global Business Law Review, Volume 1, pp.169-186 (2011). || Download ||.
  • ‘Bribery and Russia-Related Arbitration’, in ARBITRATION IN CIS COUNTRIES: CURRENT ISSUES, pp. 113-126 (Association for International Arbitration 2012). || Download ||.
  • ‘Counterclaims in Investor-State Disputes’, London School of Economics Legal Studies Working Paper (2011). || Download ||.

 
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