About the award
On 21 May 2015 Moscow will host the Russian Arbitration Day (RAD) for the third time. The conference is held by the International Commercial Arbitration Court and the Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation with the support of law firms Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (London), «Muranov, Chernyakov and Partners» (Moscow), «Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners» (Moscow), Haberman Ilett LLP (London).
It is a specific conference aiming primarily at development of international arbitration on the post-Soviet territory. Both the format of the conference and the speakers’ selection criteria are tailored to suit this goal. Previous year the conference was attended by speakers from various countries, was a huge success and was widely discussed in the arbitration community.
We hope that the RAD—2015 will arouse the same interest and will be a notable event for development of the international arbitration. The participation is free of charge. We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference!
Invitation to participate in RAD—2015
Date: 21 May 2015
Venue: Congress Centre of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Moscow
Differences between this and other conferences:
- Delegates will not be charged for taking part in the conference. This policy is aimed at attracting delegates from every part of the arbitration community – in Russia and abroad.
- Each speaker will be given 20-25 minutes to make their address. We want the conference to be informative for the delegates so the number of speakers will be restricted in order that each of them will have more time.
- Annual proceedings of the conference will be published.
- The conference speakers will be selected by a thoroughgoing process using objective criteria.
- The papers, brought together as proceedings, will be given to the moderators before the conference begins. If a paper does not meet the conference’s standards the moderators will be able to suggest changes and (with the agreement of the conference directors) deselect the author if he/she does not agree to make them.
The conference is being held by the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) and the Maritime Arbitration Commission (MAC) at the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry. A steering committee will be responsible for the actual running of the conference. The conference sponsors are Berwin Leighton Paisner / Goltsblat BLP, Muranov, Chernyakov & Partners, Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners.
Selection criteria for speakers We have set our sights high. We want this to be the best arbitration-related conference in Russia – an event that will provide an arena for discussion of the most controversial and topical issues in international arbitration. To this end, objective criteria will be used to select speakers, to ensure that the best candidates are given a platform. Candidates will go through the following selection process:
Everyone who wants to take part in the conference should fill in the proposal form for the paper they would like to give.
The forms will form the basis for the first round of candidate selection, according to the following criteria:
Innovation: Priority will be given in the candidate selection process to authors proposing papers on new or topical themes research into which is not found in the Russian literature (even in the author’s own previous publications).
Thorough theoretical workup of theme: Authors are expected to analyse the current literature and judicial and arbitral practice in depth.
Practical value: the implications of the paper for practice will be taken into account.
Other criteria: consideration will be given to the author’s academic qualifications/positions and experience in international arbitration practice. The steering committee reserves the right to bypass the selection process in order to invite well-known arbitration specialists to speak. The conference organisers are under no obligation to review or return conference proposal abstracts or full papers submitted, except those selected to be given at the conference.
Stages in preparation for the conference:
10 January 2015 – Deadline for sending abstracts to the moderators.
30 January 2015 – Selection of speakers based on the abstracts.
1 March 2015 – Selected candidates to send in their papers for publication in the proceedings.
15 March 2015 – Comments from the moderators on the papers / notice to authors where papers are not of the required standard and will not be given at the conference.
2 April 2015 – Submission of finalised papers.
19 May 2015 – Speakers to send in text for slides or hand-outs that they plan to use at the conference.
20 May 2015 – Pre-conference dinner for the speakers.
Submission of conference proposal abstracts:
Abstracts should be sent directly to all moderators:
- Dr Anton V. Asoskov (Doctor of Law, Moscow State University), e-mail: email@example.com
- Alexander I. Muranov (Ph. D in Law, Associate Professor at the MGIMO’s Private International and Civil Law Department, managing partner of Muranov, Chernyakov & Partners), email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Roman M. Khodykin (Ph. D in Law, partner at the London office of Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP), email: email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you at the Russian Arbitration Day 2015!
Dear friends and colleagues,
the registration for RAD—2015 is closed.
Thank you for your interest.