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Semushina Olga

Semushina Olga

Aitkulov & Partners
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General information

Russian Federation
Russian - fluent
English - sufficiently fluent in order to handle proceedings and render an award


Aitkulov & Partners , Moscow
Clifford Chance , Moscow
Senior Associate
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (EPAM) , Moscow

Experience as counsel

Acted as counsel for 11-15 years in international arbitrations
ICAC Rules
LCIA Rules
ICC Rules
SCC Rules
Ad hoc (under the Rules of the Arbitration Court of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

Examples of cases

All matters are confidential. Represented the following clients: • a claimant in an arbitration in Stockholm under the SCC Rules involving a claim of more than USD 100 million against an European company in connection with bribery of the claimant's staff by the European company in the course of negotiating the terms of contracts. Applicable law: Swedish, Russian and Norwegian law. The case ultimately ended with the conclusion of an amicable settlement; • a claimant in an LCIA arbitration under English law and related Russian and English court proceedings in respect of a shareholder dispute relating to assets and offshore companies. The claim was granted; • a railcar operating company in an internal investigation into allegations of corruption and the breach of EU and US sanctions, and subsequent LCIA arbitration under English law in London initiated against a former CEO. The case was settled; • an agent arranging trans-shipment of oil products at a terminal in Russia, in a case against a European company involving the breach of guaranteed delivery terms by the latter (the ICAC Rules, Moscow, Russian law). The dispute was successfully settled.
construction experts
re applicable foreign law

General arbitration experience

Russian law
English law
German law
Swedish law
Swiss law
Norwegian law
сonstruction arbitrations
commercial arbitration
Mediation course at the Russian School of Private Law

Education, qualifications, awards

The Russian School of Private Law, Master of Laws, Honors: Diploma cum laude, 2009
DISPUTE RESOLUTION: ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION Next Generation Partner (The Legal 500 2021) Rising Star (the Legal 500 2020)

Preferences as an arbitrator

General applicable ILF's standards
Hourly Rates, but flexible approach is possible depending on each specific case
no general preference
IBA Rules
no general preference
no general preference
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
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