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Kotelnikov Andrey

Kotelnikov Andrey

Robert Gordon University

General information

Russian Federation
Aberdeen (UK)
Russian - fluent
English - fluent


Robert Gordon University , Aberdeen
Rosseti Urals , Ekaterinburg
Head of Commercial Law Sub-Department

Experience as counsel

Acted as counsel for 5-10 years in domestic and international arbitrations
Rules of Arbitration Centre of RAO UES, Rules of Arbitration Centre of the Foundation Law and Economics of the Fuel and Energy Complex

Examples of cases

A series of disputes with Russian and foreign suppliers and contractors on debt collection, unused advance payments and damages, Russian law, 1 million to 100 million rubles. The case arising from a joint liability agreement, Russian law, 1 billion rubles.
quantum (damages) experts
construction experts

General arbitration experience

Russian law
сonstruction arbitrations
commercial arbitration
Has been involved in mediation as a counsel; I also taught mediation for 7 years in collaboration with practicing solicitors
Urals State Law Academy, Ph.D., thesis "Legal Nature and Effects of an Arbitration Agreement"

Education, qualifications, awards

University of Manchester, LLM in International Business Law, Honors: Distinction, 2006
Lecturer in Robert Gordon University (Courses in English and International Arbitration, Mediation, Online Dispute Resolution) Arbitrator and Coach in Willem C Vis Moot Member of ICC Young Arbitrators Forum Member of LCIA Young International Arbitration Group Member of ArbTech Member of Scottish Arbitration Centre Member of Scottish Universities Dispute Resolution Research Network Member of Young ITA (Institute for Transnational Arbitration)

Preferences as an arbitrator

no general preference
no general preference
fully electronic
it is up to parties to decide
no general preference
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

James Joyce’s "Ulysses"
12 Angry Men

Other information

Academic editor and co-author (with O. Skvortsov and S. Kurochkin) of the book "Arbitration in Russia" (Wolters Kluwer, 2019) Author of about 25 articles and other contributions about arbitration in Russian and English