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Mr. Volkov has over 12 year of experience in international commercial, investment and sports arbitration and cross-border litigation. Oleksandr has been involved in numerous arbitration proceedings under ICC, SCC, ICSID, JAMS, AAA, ICAC at CCI Arbitration Rules, and has experience in the FIDIC-related disputes.

Mr. Volkov represents both state authorities and private companies. He frequently advises foreign investors engaged in pre-arbitration negotiations with governments, alternative dispute resolution, and fraud investigations.

Education:
  • Yaroslav the Wise National Law University (Kharkiv, Ukraine)
  • Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University (Malibu, USA), LL.M in Dispute Resolution
Admission:
  • Admitted to the New York Bar, 2014
  • Allowed to practice in Ukraine, 2017
Languages:
English, Ukrainian, Russian
Membership and activities:
  • Ukrainian Bar Association, a Vice-Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
Representative experience:
  • Acted as a Ukrainian representative in complex multijurisdictional litigations representing a Ukrainian bank against its former owners, with major proceedings before English courts.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 company in negotiations with the Ukrainian government on settlement of the claims under the Ukraine – France BIT.
  • Acted for a world-known Italian construction company in an ICC proceeding arising out of the FIDIC Contract against a Ukrainian agency concerning claims and counterclaims of circa EURO 80 million, including recognition and enforcement proceedings in Ukraine and setting aside proceedings in France.
  • Acted for a major Ukrainian state-owned entity in an ICC proceeding against an Italian contractor concerning a compensation claim of circa EURO 120 million for alleged breach of a services agreement relating to the construction of a highway.
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