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Todua Oleg

White & Case
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General information

Russian Federation
Russian - fluent
English - fluent
Spanish - can read documents without translation


White & Case , Moscow
Local Partner (currently)
LCIA , London
United Kingdom

Experience as counsel

Acted as counsel for 5-10 years in domestic and international arbitrations
ICAC Rules
LCIA Rules
ICC Rules
SCC Rules
VIAC Rules
ICSID Convention
ICSID Additional Facility

Examples of cases

Representing Russia in an investment treaty claim commenced by a high-profile individual under the UNCITRAL rules, approximately USD 14.5 billion; Representing Belarus in an investment treaty claim commenced by Delta Belarus Holding BV under the ICSID Rules in connection with the revocation of Delta Bank's licence; Representing a Belarussian contractor in an SCC arbitration against a Central Asian state and a state concern. The dispute relates to the construction of an ore fertiliser plant under a US$1 billion contract; Representing a receiver of a high-net worth individual appointed by a Russian court in connection with a precedent-setting case in the US, the amount in dispute being in excess of US$500 million. The proceedings resulted in an order of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York granting recognition of the receiver’s status as a foreign representative and the Russian bankruptcy proceedings in the US; Representing a group of companies in a dispute between former business-partners involving Bermudan court proceedings and an LCIA arbitration in connection with liabilities created by them, English law; Representing a Ukrainian client in an LCIA arbitration and related court proceedings against a joint venture partner; English law; Representing a leading Russian telecommunications company in (1) ICC arbitrations against state entities and the state of Turkmenistan in connection with breaches of contractual obligations and (2) an investment treaty claim against Turkmenistan under ICSID Additional Facility; Representing Victor Pinchuk and EastOne in claims for loss of profits and dividends arising out of the operation and management of a ferroalloy holding in the Ukraine and a claim for breach of an obligation to transfer shares in a Ukrainian iron ore plant.
quantum (damages) experts
construction experts
industry experts, experts on legal issues

General arbitration experience

Geneva and/or Zurich
Russian law
English law
German law
Swedish law
International law; CISG
сonstruction arbitrations
investment arbitration
commercial arbitration
Has been involved in mediation as counsel
Chamber of Arbitrators at the Union of Lawyers (Belarus)

Education, qualifications, awards

MGIMO (Moscow State Institute of International Relations), Master of Laws, 2012
Moscow State University (MGU), Specialist, 2010
Legal 500 - Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation - rising star Who's Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders (since 2018) Russia’s Top Young Arbitration Practitioners (Arbitration Association 40 Awards for 2016, 2018 and 2019)
Co-chair of RAA40 (Arbitration Association 40) Co-chair of RAA (Russian Arbitration Association) working group for amicus curiae briefs

Preferences as an arbitrator

IBA Guidelines
IBA Rules, using proportionality as the key principle, and taking into account the complexity of the case and the amount in dispute
printed submission and electronic exhibits
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
Only if it is an important legal or factual issue, giving the parties an opportunity to state their positions
It is only for parties to decide and arbitrators should focus on resolution of the dispute

Personal preferences