Yaroslav Petrov, Counsel at Asters and Secretary General & Board Member of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association (UAA), participated in the UAA's task force working on the translation into Ukrainian of the International Bar Association Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration.
The International Bar Association, the most well-known global lawyers' organization, adopted the Rules that ensure a unique balance between the evidence-taking peculiarities inherent to systems of civil law and common law. These Rules were approved by IBA Council Resolution on May 29, 2010.
"Usually neither domestic arbitration legislation, nor arbitration rules provide for detailed regulation of procedure for gathering and presenting of evidence", - Yaroslav Petrov, Counsel at Asters and Secretary General & Board Member of the UAA, comments. "The most reputable international surveys unanimously recognize the IBA's Rules as the most reliable, effective and widely employed instrument governing the procedure of taking of evidence in international arbitration".
The task force working on the translation of the Rules into Ukrainian included UAA members Ihor Siusel (Baker & McKenzie), Olga Vorozhbyt (CMS Cameron McKenna) and UAA Board Member Olena Perepelynska (Integrites) coordinating the work of the Task Force. The translation has been already published on the IBA web-site at this link.
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