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Udovichenko Kirill

Udovichenko Kirill

Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov and Partners (MZS)
Tel: +7 495 2314222
Address: 6th floor, 3/1 Novinsky Boulevard Moscow 121099
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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
French - can read documents without translation


Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov and Partners (MZS) , Moscow

Experience as arbitrator

Served as arbitrator in 8-10 cases in domestic and international arbitrations
RAC Rules
Rules of the Arbitration Center at RSPP

Examples of cases

So far my largest case as an arbitrator has been a dispute, resulting from a supply contract between a Russian purchaser and a foreign development company. The dispute arose in course of a large construction project and amounted to more than 5 mln EUR. Place of arbitration has been Moscow with Russian law applicable to the merits. The administering institution was the arbitral Arbitration Center at RSPP. The tribunal managed to consider the dispute in less than 6 month from the date when the panel of arbitrators has been formed.

Experience as counsel

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

Examples of cases

In recent years I acted for: One of the CIS states in an investment dispute with a European company for over 200 mln. EUR under UNCITRAL rules administered by VIAC; VEB.RF in an investment arbitration against Ukraine under the SCC Arbitration Rules (amount in dispute over 1 bln. USD); Cyprus financial subsidiary against a publicly traded Russian construction in two proceedings resulting from put option for over 100 mln. USD under the Rules of the ICAC; VEB.RF in LCIA arbitration against one of the contractors in an aviation-related dispute; O1 Group of companies in a dispute for over 500 mln. USD under the LCIA Arbitration Rules; A contractor of a global duty-free network in a dispute with the company under VIAC rules on the recovery of a contract price; Major financial group in a claim of a Russian bank for the recovery of over 50 mln. USD under a loan agreement under the ICAC Arbitration Rules; A client in a dispute arising out of a building of an oil well under the Rules of the ICAC; International company in a dispute for the recovery of the amounts due under a services contract under the Rules of the ICAC; IKEA in a dispute with a key lessee for over 2 mln. USD under the Rules of the ICAC; A major Indian steelmaking company in a dispute for the amount of over 10 mln. USD with a Russian insurance company under the Rules of the MAC; Foreign companies in several disputes under the Rules of the ICAC arising out of building contracts, contracts of lease, agency contracts, etc. (the amounts in dispute varying from 600 000 USD to 5 mln. USD); I also took part in multiple proceedings concerning enforcement of international arbitral awards and foreign judgements, including application for interim and mirroring injunctions issued by foreign courts and tribunals.
quantum (damages) experts
construction experts
experts on national and international law, linguistic experts, experts in negotiable instruments, banking activity experts etc.

General arbitration experience

Russian law
English law
Swedish law
сonstruction arbitrations
commercial arbitration
commercial arbitration
investment arbitration
сonstruction arbitrations
maritime arbitrations
commodity arbitrations
Has been involved in expert determination as counsel
CIArb – MCIArb or FCIArb or Chartered Arbitrator
Arbitration Centre at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs RSPP

Education, qualifications, awards

MGIMO, LLM, 2008
Tier 1 lawyer for International arbitration and Bankrupcy (including disputes) by

Preferences as an arbitrator

IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration Rules on impartiality and independence of arbitrators by CCI of Russia
Preferred method is an hourly rate of 400 EUR, however in some instances I can consider a fixed fee.
no general preference
IBA Rules
printed submission and electronic exhibits
it is up to parties to decide
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
It is only for parties to decide and arbitrators should focus on resolution of the dispute

Personal preferences

Intellectual games