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.
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.
To find out more about RCAN and to join the network, please join our LinkedIn group or email RCAN’s Secretary Stephanie Balsys of Mishcon de Reya (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Paul Martenstyn of 36 Stone (email@example.com).