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Usoskin Sergey

Usoskin Sergey

Double Bridge Law

General information

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


Double Bridge Law , Moscow
Ivanyan and Partners , Moscow
Senior Associate
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners (EPAM) , Moscow
Associate / Senior Associate
Vozrozhdenie , Saint Petersburg
In-house counsel
Pepeliaev Goltsblat and Partners , Saint Petersburg
Junior Associate

Experience as arbitrator

Served as arbitrator in more than 10 cases in domestic and international arbitrations
ICAC Rules
Rules of the Arbitration Center at RSPP

Examples of cases

- Arbitration concerning defects in the works performed by the contractor and scope of client's costs recoverable from the contractor (sole arbitrator); - Arbitration concerning delay in the performance of construction works and quality of blueprints provided by the client (sole arbitrator); - Arbitration concerning delay in payment for the goods and amount of penalty recoverable from the buyer (chair); - Arbitration concerning excessive costs claimed by the contractor including allegations of fraud (sole arbitrator); - Arbitration under a power supply contract (party-appointed arbitrator); - Arbitration concerning interpretation of the retention payment provisions of the contract and effect of contractor's insolvency on their performance (sole arbitrator).

Experience as counsel

Acted as counsel for 11-15 years in domestic and international arbitrations
ICAC Rules
LCIA Rules
ICC Rules
SCC Rules
ICSID Convention

Examples of cases

- Arbitration concerning management of a Russian joint venture (ad hoc, Zurich, US law); - Arbitration concerning failure to perform due to alleged force-majeure (ICC, Geneva, Swiss law); - Arbitration under aircraft leases concerning alleged defects in the returned aircraft (LCIA, London, English law); - Arbitration concerning alleged delay in the delivery of software and payment for the software (Stockholm, Swedish law); - Arbitration concerning construction of a power plant (ad hoc, Paris Russian law).
quantum (damages) experts
construction experts
Experts in Russian law, foreign laws and international law; experts in business practices; industry experts (base metals, mining, operation of various industrial plants)

General arbitration experience

Geneva and/or Zurich
Russian law
English law
Swedish law
Swiss law
New York law
сonstruction arbitrations
commercial arbitration
сonstruction arbitrations
investment arbitration
commercial arbitration
Has been involved in dispute resolution as counsel
Has been involved in mediation as counsel
CIArb – MCIArb or FCIArb or Chartered Arbitrator
Arbitration Centre at the RSPP

Education, qualifications, awards

University College London, LL.M., Honors: distinction, 2012
Saint Petersburg State University, JD equivalent, Honors: honors, 2006
Who's Who Legal / GAR Arbitration - Future Leaders
Co-Chair RAA40 (2013-2016), Head of Working Group on Amicus Curiae Submissions, RAA (2016-2020)

Preferences as an arbitrator

IBA Guidelines (default)
no general preference
fully electronic
no general preference
Maximum deference to the right to present the party’s case
Rigorous control of the process by the tribunal
Only if it is a legal issue the arbitrators may wish to have submissions on
It is only for parties to decide and arbitrators should focus on resolution of the dispute