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On January, 11-16 the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration will hold the Academy on International Arbitration titled “Beyond the Imaginable Borders: Transformation of Arbitration”.

The Academy will touch upon the most innovative topics and cover the transformation of the well-known concepts of arbitration in the technological era such as validity of arbitration agreements, choice of law, due process, confidentiality and its cyber risks, etc. Apart from theory, the participants will have an opportunity to get hands-on experience during workshops on advocacy, expert evidence & damages with the following application of acquired skills before the distinguished panel of arbitrators during the Moot Court. All the courses will be held in English.

The courses will be taught by the eminent Russian and foreign practitioners featuring Melissa Magliana (LALIVE), Wendy J. Miles QC (Twenty Essex), Andrey Panov (Allen & Overy), Anna Grishchenkova (KIAP), Luke Pardey (CMS), Laurence Ponty (Archipel), Michael Swainston QC (Brick Court Chambers), Baiju S. Vasani (Ivanyan & Partners), Daria Zhdan-Pushkina (Redstone Chambers), Timothy G. Nelson (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP) and others.

The attendees will also have the unique opportunity to attend the guest star lectures of such prominent experts as Prof. Franco Ferrari (NYU School of Law) and Prof. Loukas Mistelis (Queen Mary University of London) sharing their experience on current trends in arbitration.

Deadline for Applications: 4 October 2020.

Registration is available here. A brochure regarding the Winter Academy can be accessed here.

More information about requirements and participation fee can be found here.

Should you have any questions, please do send an e-mail to


Dr. Markus Altenkirch LL.M. is a member of Baker McKenzie's Dispute Resolution teams in Düsseldorf and London . Markus focuses on international arbitration and currently represents clients in ICC, DIS, LCIA, and HKIAC arbitrations. Markus primarily advises on Post-M&A as well as construction disputes. Moreover, Markus regularly advises on disputes in the Pharmaceutical industry. In 2021, Markus has started his own podcast series: #zukunft. Markus, and his colleague Lisa Reiser, interview leading arbitration practitioners and in-house lawyers on the future of international arbitration. Markus teaches at the University of Mainz and regularly publishes in the field of international arbitration. He is a contributor and editor for Global Arbitration News. Markus Altenkirch can be reached at and +49 211 311160 and +44 20 7919 1000.


Brigitta John is a member of the Dispute Resolution team at Baker McKenzie in Frankfurt. Ms. John holds an LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement from the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. She has more than 13 years of post qualification experience in international arbitration as well as civil and commercial litigation. She can be reached at