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Kisliakova Natalia

Kisliakova Natalia

BGP Litigation
Tel: +79175928233
Address: Imperia Tower Business Center 6 Presnenskaya emb., bld. 2 Moscow, Russia 123112

General information

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


BGP Litigation , Moscow
KIAP , Moscow
Associate, Senior Associate
Ivanian and Partners , Moscow
Shearman & Sterling , Frankfurt
Deutsche Institution fuer Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit , Cologne
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Beiten Burkhardt , Moscow, Berlin

Experience as arbitrator

Served as arbitrator in 1-3 cases in domestic arbitrations
RAC Rules

Examples of cases

Dispute over delivery of equipment (plug connector). After the hearings the award was delivered declining jurisdiction of the sole arbitrator.

Experience as counsel

Acted as counsel for 5-10 years in domestic and international arbitrations
ICAC Rules
RAC Rules
LCIA Rules
ICC Rules
SCC Rules
VIAC Rules
DIS Rules
ICSID Convention
ICAC at the CCI of Ukraine, ad hoc

Examples of cases

- Representing of the interests of the Russian purchaser of the equipment in the dispute in Vienna international arbitration center (VIAC). The relationships of the client with Italian purchaser were governed by CISG, the amount of dispute constituted circa 1,5 mln. Euro (including the counter-claim). We managed to enforce the award in Italy in the middle of COVID 2019 pandemic. - Representing the interests of the Italian construction company in the dispute against Russian subcontractor in International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The seat of arbitration was Stockholm. The claim contained various damages caused by delays and untimely performance. The claim was satisfied in full. - Representing of the interests of the Russian insurance company in the dispute against German insurance company. The dispute arose out of the re-insurance contract and the competent tribunal was ad hoc arbitration with the seat in Hannover. Applicable law was German law. - Representing of the interest of the Russian bank in the dispute in Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). The dispute in the amount of circa 20 mln. USD arose out of the three bank guarantees. The applicable law was Russian law. - Successful representing of the Russian buyer in the dispute in ICAC (Ukraine). The Ukrainian law was applicable to the dispute as well as CISG. We managed to reach amicable settlement on the conditions, favorable for the client.
quantum (damages) experts
construction experts
experts in technology of mining; quality of published books; foreign law

General arbitration experience

Russian law
English law
Ukrainian law
German law
Swedish law
Swiss law
commercial arbitration
sports arbitration
сonstruction arbitrations
commercial arbitration
investment arbitration
Has been involved in expert determination as counsel
Has been involved in mediation as
Topic: Court of arbitration for Sport in Lausanne: special features and applicable law
Sport Resolutions (

Education, qualifications, awards

MGIMO, Master, Honors: with Honors, 2012
Humboldt Universitaet Berlin, Erasmus Semester, 2012
Free University Berlin, GSR, 2010
MGIMO, Bachelor, Honors: with Honors, 2010
Legal 500, rising star in arbitration/mediation; Best Lawyers (since 2020): Arbitration and Mediation; Civil Rights Law; Litigation; Trade Law
Young IMA Co-chair; International Sports Lawyers Association: Board of Directors Guest lecturer in St PEterbourg University and MGIMO

Preferences as an arbitrator

no general preference
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
Arbitrators should encourage parties to settle the dispute including by making inquiries and/or steps such as encouraging participation of in-house counsel / management in hearings

Personal preferences

No preference, latest I liked was Guy de Maupassant
"The good wife"
Tennis, alpine ski
Pro bono help in Sports Law

Other information

Co-authered several books on international arbitration.