RCAN is a network which brings together arbitration practitioners, scholars and business people with an interest in Russian and CIS arbitration.

We aim to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, share experiences and encourage further development of international arbitration in relation to the CIS region.

An international network

RCAN places a great emphasis on broad international cooperation by welcoming members from a number of jurisdictions, including the UK, Russia, France, Ukraine, US, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland. Through its activities in the various established centres of international arbitration, RCAN seeks to complement the work already undertaken in the regions by other professional associations.

Who we are

The Russian and CIS Arbitration Network (“RCAN”) was officially launched at the Law Society of England and Wales on 21 July 2011.  The Executive Committee of RCAN, all arbitration practitioners with an interest in or close ties to the CIS region set out the following key aims of the Network in the RCAN Constitution:

1. To bring together arbitration practitioners, users and academics with an interest in international arbitration proceedings originating in Russia and other CIS jurisdictions;

2. To establish a forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and practical experience amongst such practitioners and users; and

3. To encourage the development of good practice in international arbitration originating in and relating to Russia and other CIS jurisdictions.

An international network

RCAN places a great emphasis on broad international cooperation by welcoming members from a number of jurisdictions, including the UK, Russia, France, Ukraine, US, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland. Through its activities in the various established centres of international arbitration, RCAN seeks to complement the work already undertaken in the regions by other professional associations.

Our purpose

RCAN aims to facilitate both educational and social events. We organise and co-host seminars and round tables, focusing specifically on aspects of Russian and CIS arbitration and also support regular networking dinners (in London), with similar events planned in other jurisdictions soon.  Check our Upcoming Events section for current details.

Join us

To find out more about RCAN and to join the network, please join our LinkedIn group or email RCAN’s Secretary Dan Hayward of Fieldfisher (Daniel.Hayward@fieldfisher.com) or Paul Martenstyn of Fountain Court (paul@fountaincourt.co.uk).

Executive Committee Members

  • Maria Kostytska
    Maria Kostytska

    Winston & Strawn

  • Rosie Ioannou
    Rosie Ioannou

    Vannin Capital

  • Nastya Malyugina
    Nastya Malyugina

    PWC

  • Ellen Soerjatin
    Ellen Soerjatin

    Soerjatin Dispute Resolution

  • Maxim Pyrkov
    Maxim Pyrkov

    Freshfields

  • Jane Fedotova
    Jane Fedotova

    Fieldfisher

  • Julia Zagonek
    Julia Zagonek

    White & Case LLP

  • Johan Sidklev
    Johan Sidklev

    Roschier

  • Noah Rubins
    Noah Rubins

    Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer

  • Julia Popelysheva
    Julia Popelysheva

    Clifford Chance

  • Markus Perkams
    Markus Perkams

    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

  • Paul Martenstyn
    Paul Martenstyn

    Fountain Court Chambers

  • Nick Marsh
    Nick Marsh

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

  • Elena Lebakina
    Elena Lebakina

    BNP Paribas

  • Yaraslau Kryvoi
    Yaraslau Kryvoi

    CIS Arbitration Forum

  • Olga Glukhovska
    Olga Glukhovska

    Stockholm University

  • Rupert D’Cruz
    Rupert D’Cruz

    Littleton Chambers

  • Christina Schuetz
    Christina Schuetz

    Clifford Chance

  • Greg Lazarev
    Greg Lazarev

    King & Spalding International LLP, Treasurer

  • Dan Hayward
    Dan Hayward

    Fieldfisher, Secretary

  • Alex Milner
    Alex Milner

    Fountain Court Chambers

  • Michael Leeds
    Michael Leeds

    Grant Thornton

Latest Events

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Setting up an event

If you have an idea for an event related to arbitration in the CIS region we would be delighted to hear from you. RCAN has an expanding international membership and most likely a number of members in your jurisdiction who would be happy to attend and help promote the event.

For events in the London area, contact Paul Martenstyn of Fountain Court (paul@fountaincourt.co.uk).

For other events please contact RCAN’s Secretary Dan Hayward of Fieldfisher (Daniel.Hayward@fieldfisher.com) or Treasurer Grigori Lazarev of King & Spalding (GLazarev@KSLAW.com) in the first instance.

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