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Alifanov Anton

Alifanov Anton

Tel: +79261279823; +74956440500
Address: White Gardens, 7 Lesnaya Street, 125196 Moscow, Russia
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General information

Russian Federation
Russian - fluent
English - fluent


Dentons , Moscow
Senior Associate
Arbitration Institute of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce , Stockholm
Intern Legal Counsel
Castren & Snellman International , Moscow
Associate, Senior Associate
Hellevig, Klein & Usov LLC , Moscow

Experience as counsel

Acted as counsel for 11-15 years in domestic and international arbitrations
ICAC Rules
LCIA Rules
ICC Rules
SCC Rules
The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce

Examples of cases

1) Russian customer vs. US contractor, contractual losses recovery based on a works contract, ICAC Rules, Russian law, approx. RUB 330 mln; 2) Cypriot co. vs. Cypriot co., recovery of compensation for breach of a deed on collaboration after split of insurance business, LCIA Rules, London seat, English law, approx. USD 11 mln; 3) German contractor vs. Russian customer, recovery of contractual damages and interest, ICC Rules, Stockholm seat, Russian law + CISG, approx. RUB 50 mln; 4) Russian customer (in bankruptcy) vs. Swiss contractor, termination of supply and services agreements & repayment of advance, SCC Rules, Stockholm seat, Swiss law, approx. EUR 1.5 mln; 5) Finnish supplier vs. Russian distributor, FAI Rules, Helsinki seat, Finnish law, approx. RUB 20 mln.
experts in law

General arbitration experience

Russian law
English law
Swiss law
Finnish law
сonstruction arbitrations
commercial arbitration
Has been involved in dispute resolution as counsel
Stockholm University, LL.M, 2016 (ICAL program)

Education, qualifications, awards

Russian State University of Trade & Economics, legal translator (English), 2009, additional education
Russian State University of Trade & Economics, lawyer, Honors: with honours, 2008
Best Lawyers (2020-2021) Legal 500 (2021) Pravo 300 (2021)
Member to the Russian Arbitration Association Working Group on amicus curiae review

Preferences as an arbitrator

IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration
Depends on circumstances of an exact dispute, e.g. whether the relief sought has a monetary value or has a declaratory nature. Ad valorem, or fixed fee or hourly rates basis for calculation of arbitrator's fee may apply
no general preference
printed submissions and factual exhibits
Bockstiegel method (allocating an equal amount of time to each party with their freedom to use it as they wish between opening, examinations and closing)
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

The Runaway Jury (Grisham)

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