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Babichev Yury Aleksandrovich

Babichev Yury Aleksandrovich

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Tel: +79651147786
Address: Capital City Complex Moscow City Business Centre 8, Presnenskaya Nab., Bldg. 1 Moscow, 123100, Russia

General information

Russian Federation
Russian - fluent
English - fluent


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner , Moscow
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner , Moscow
Goltsblat BLP , Moscow
head of group
Cleary Gottlieb , Moscow
Cleary Gottlieb , Moscow
Cleary Gottlieb , Moscow
Cleary Gottlieb , Moscow
United States (State of New York)

Experience as counsel

Acted as counsel for 11-15 years in international arbitrations
ICAC Rules
LCIA Rules
SCC Rules

Examples of cases

- Acting for RusHydro in a UNCITRAL arbitration seated in Hong Kong against the Kyrgyz Government over reimbursement of RusHydro’s costs of $37 million incurred in connection with the project for construction of the Upper-Naryn hydroelectric power plant cascade in Kyrgyzstan. - Acted for a major Russian bank in a LCIA arbitration against a Maltese holding company under an English law governed guarantee in relation to several Russian law governed loans provided to Russian subsidiaries of the Maltese guarantor. Despite multiple defences invoked by the respondent, including forged signature of the respondent’s chairman, the LCIA tribunal granted the bank’s claims and ordered the respondent to pay over $260 million. - Acted for Coral Energy, an oil trading company registered in Singapore, in a ICAC arbitration seated in Moscow against Kaspy-1 refinery in Dagestan that failed to supply pre-payed petroleum products. The sole arbitrator granted the Coral Energy’s $ 2 million claim for debt and damages in full, including full reimbursement of its legal costs. The arbitral award has been confirmed by the commercial court of Dagestan. - Acted for a Cypriot holding company for the Russian poultry business in a SCC arbitration seated in Stockholm launched by the former general director of the Russian subsidiary based on the not fully signed settlement deed governed by English law. The sole arbitrator fully dismissed all claims against my client.
on Maltese and Russian law

General arbitration experience

Russian law
English law
public international law
investment arbitration
commercial arbitration

Education, qualifications, awards

Columbia Law School (New York), LL.M., Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2010, Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law certificate
Moscow State University Law School, specialist, Honors: with honors, 2007
Legal 500
ICC Russia, I regularly arbitrate at international and domestic moot court competitions in Moscow

Preferences as an arbitrator

IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration
IBA Rules
no general preference
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
depend on parties, case and applicable procedural rules

Personal preferences

re-enactment, living history

Other information

Non-Signatory Issues, International Commercial Arbitration Textbook, 2-nd edition by O.Y. Skvortsov, M.Y. Savransky, G.V. Sevastyanov, 2018