BLP partner and international arbitration expert Roman Khodykin appointed to serve on the International Court of Arbitration in Paris


Roman Khodykin, Partner, International Arbitration, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has been appointed to serve as an alternate member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2018. The Court acts under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce.  Only two lawyers from each country are appointed to serve on the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Roman’s appointment to the ICC International Court of Arbitration is yet another recognition of Roman’s hard work in the field of international arbitration.  During his tenure, Roman will attend the plenary sessions of the Court and participate in work of various committees. 

Roman Khodykin: "I am honoured to be appointed to the International Court of Arbitration which is a leading international arbitration centre in the world. I was previously part of the ICC task force “Arbitration with States and State entities” and look forward to working with other members of the Court in the future to make it an even greater success."

BLP’s Co-Head of International Arbitration, Richard Power, commented: "Roman’s appointment reflects his status as one of the brightest and most respected young international arbitration practitioners in the market. This is a wonderful opportunity for him and  BLP’s International Arbitration Group can only benefit from the experience he will gain at the International Court of Arbitration."

BLP’s global international arbitration team is made up of top lawyers, including arbitration partners practising in London, Moscow, Singapore and Abu Dhabi. The team is experienced in representing clients in international arbitrations in over 10 different jurisdictions.

Global international arbitration team BLP / Goltsblat BLP provides legal support for the most high-profile and complex arbitrations, from mounting an international defence strategy in all major arbitration centres to enforcing awards in various jurisdictions. It is one of a few teams on the market, whose partners appear personally before arbitration tribunals, whereas most other firms have to engage an external barrister for additional fees. A Russian-speaking team based in London add even more value for the Russian clients of the firm. The team cooperates with a variety of institutions, thereby helping the clients minimise their financial risks with alternative arbitration financing methods by attracting case investors and securing legal cost insurance coverage.

Moreover international arbitration team is in experienced provision of legal support in Asian arbitration centres, such as Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), which is the unique offering due to the fact that in light of the recent developments at a geo-political level with EU and US sanctions Russian parties might be looking for alternative arbitration centres to London, Paris and Stockholm. 

The BLP International Arbitration Practice is part of the firm’s Dispute Resolution Practice, which is one of the strongest on the international market according to this year’s Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners ratings. Largest part of the Dispute Resolution team works in the firm’s London and Moscow offices. 

Due to growing demand by national and international clients on the Russian market for dispute resolution, specifically international litigation services, Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of BLP,  has continued to boost its Dispute Resolution Practice. The practice is well-positioned to handle the most complicated and complex cases: the team of 46 lawyers and advocates, including 6 partners, represents the clients in commercial litigation, as well as in highly specialised disputes pertaining to antitrust, customs, tax, employment, IP protection and corporate criminal defence issues.

According to Chambers Europe 2015 Goltsblat BLP retains "…leadings positions in international arbitration”.

According to Chambers & Partners 2015: "Based in London, Roman Khodykin is one of the firm's most prominent international commercial arbitration practitioners. "He is very smart and visible on important cases," according to sources. He is noted for his particular sector experience in oil and gas."

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