August 12th, 2013

Yuliya Chernykh acted as coordinator of the First UAA/NaUKMA Summer School on Arbitration

Friday, 09 August 2013 marks the end of an intensive five-day arbitration program in the summer of 2013 organized by the Ukrainian Arbitration Association and the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy’s Faculty of Law.

Ukrainian and international participants enjoyed the chance to learn about the vital field of international commercial arbitration and gain transnational understanding of arbitration as an efficient and effective mode of dispute resolution.

The International Arbitration School’s curriculum encompassed general and specialized courses in arbitration. It consisted of five sections covering key topics in international arbitration.

General topics included the discussion on the nature and characteristics of an arbitration agreement, questions relating to drafting international arbitration agreements, appointment and challenge of arbitrators, governing procedural rules in international arbitration, evidence and burden of proof, interim measures, setting aside and recognition and enforcement of international arbitral awards.

Specialized courses covered arbitration in construction, trade commodities and maritime, sports, international investment as well as application of ECHR Convention in international arbitration.

ARBITRADE’s partner Yuliya Chernykh spoke about drafting international arbitration agreements, choice of seat of arbitration as well as arbitral institution and applicable law. Her lecture also covered issues of arbitrability, form requirements to international arbitration agreements as well as various challenges arising from pathological arbitral agreements.

Participants had the opportunity to develop practical understanding of the functioning of international commercial arbitration through a case study on the last day of the program.

To diversify the learning experience of the participants, the program included a visit to the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a meeting with its President Mr. Selivon.

The program featured speakers from AGA Partners, ARBITRADE, Arzinger, Baker & McKenzie, Chadbourne & Parke, CMS Cameron McKenna, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, K&L Gates, Norton Rose Fulbright, Sayenko Kharenko as well as Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University.

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