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Sakhno Daria

Sakhno Daria

Zaiwalla & Co
Tel: +447523024695
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General information

Russian Federation
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
London, Moscow
Russian - fluent
English - fluent


Zaiwalla & Co , London
Foreign Lawyer
FriedFrank LLP , London
Registered Foreign Lawyer
WilmerHale LLP , London
Visiting Foreign Lawyer
Goltsblat BLP , Moscow
Junior Associate

Experience as the tribunal’s secretary / assistant to the president of the tribunal

Assisted Mr Gary Born in commercial arbitration that he was presiding in under ICC Rules. Full Award was rendered in the case Assisted Ms Maxi Scherer in LCIA Commercial arbitration that she was presiding in. Award on jurisdiction was rendered.

Experience as counsel

Acted as counsel for 5-10 years in domestic and international arbitrations
ICAC Rules
LCIA Rules
ICC Rules
SCC Rules
DIS Rules

Examples of cases

Achieved successful outcome on preliminary issues by defending Russian telecommunications company defendant in LCIA arbitration concerning US$45M claims made by Russian real estate and construction business, under guarantees relating to obligations under lease agreements. Represented established German Hotel Management Company in ICC arbitration for a claim of worth £25M. Represented a claimant in LCIA Arbitration that sought £50M restitution for an alleged corporate raid on a manufacturing and distribution business, carried out by a large Russian financial and industrial group.
quantum (damages) experts

General arbitration experience

Geneva and/or Zurich
Russian law
English law
Swiss law
commercial arbitration
investment arbitration
sports arbitration
commercial arbitration
Has been involved in dispute resolution as counsel
Has been involved in expert determination as counsel
CIArb – MCIArb or FCIArb or Chartered Arbitrator
LLM in Comparative & International Dispute Resolution at Queen Mary, University of London

Education, qualifications, awards

BPP University, GDL, Honors: -, 2016
Queen Mary, University of London, LLM, Honors: Merit, 2012
National Research University Higher School of Economics, Specialist, Honors: Distinction, 2011

Preferences as an arbitrator

no general preference
IBA Rules
no general preference
Bockstiegel method (allocating an equal amount of time to each party with their freedom to use it as they wish between opening, examinations and closing)
Maximum deference to the right to present the party’s case
Rigorous control of the process by the tribunal
If it is a legal issue or an important factual issue
Arbitrators should encourage parties to settle the dispute including by making inquiries and/or steps such as encouraging participation of in-house counsel or management in hearings

Personal preferences

Flowers for Algernon
The Lincoln Lawyer
Formula 1
Rock climbing, Baking