International Scientific and Practical Conference, Vladivostok

An international scientific and practical conference «Mediation and Arbitration in the era of changing Geopolitical Reality» was held today at the Far Eastern Federal University. For the third time in a row, Vladivostok has the honor to host a conference on mediation of such an international level. The conference discussed issues of interaction between mediators and the development of mediation in the Asia-Pacific region, mediators shared their practices and talked about the possibilities and legislative regulation of mediation in their countries, also discussed practical aspects of dispute resolution through arbitration and arbitration reform.

The conference was attended by official representatives and experts of international organizations, Russian politicians, heads of mediation and arbitration centers of the Asia-Pacific countries, such as:

– Athita Komindr (Head of the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific UN;

-Talabaeva Lyudmila Zaumovna (Representative of the legislative (representative) public authority of the Primorsky Territory in the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, member of the Federation Council Committee on Agrarian and Food Policy and Environmental Management);

-Kuznetsov Zhan Anzorevich (Minister of the Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports of Primorsky Krai);

– Lykova Natalia Andreevna (President of the Association of Mediators and Intermediaries of the Asia-Pacific Region, General Director of Vincere LLC);

Professor Wang Guiguo (President of International Academy of the Belt and Road; President of Zhejiang University Academy of International Strategy; Member of the International Commercial Expert Committee of the People’s Supreme Court of China; Chairman of the Hong Kong WTO Research Institute);

Professor Rajesh Sharma (Associate Director of the Hong Kong WTO Research Institute; a member of Asian WTO Research Network; Research Fellow of the International Academy of Belt and Road; a member of the Drafting Committee of the Dispute Resolution Rules for the Belt and Road; a member of the Working Group for the establishment of Asian Regional Mediation Organization (ARMO) and a member of the Drafting Committee for the Rules of Mediation for ARMO);

Ms. WANG Fang (Deputy Secretary-general of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade/China Chamber of International Commerce Mediation Center (CCPIT/CCOIC Mediation Center), Secretary-general of Asian Mediation Association (2016-2017));

– Harshitha Ram (Founder of the Lex Apotheke; Professional Resolution Expert of Michigan; leading an international program on accreditation of ADR professionals worldwide, mediator of the railroad and airline panels of the National Mediation Board (Washington DC); mediator and  arbitrator of the Asian International Arbitration Center (Malaysia);

– Hyang I. Mihardja (Executive Director of a Center for Legal Studies in Indonesia; Mediator of the Indonesia Mediation Center; Mediator of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO);

– Mr. Tony Nguyen (Deputy Director of the Vietnam Mediation Center, Managing Director of the Vietnam Institute of International Arbitration, Founding Partner of the EPLegal, Dual-qualified solicitor in England& Wales and Vietnam);

– Atty. Ruby V. Senin (Attorney-at-law, Member of the Philippine Bar Association);

– Natalia Prisekina Gennadievna (Head of the Vladivostok Branch of the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (ICAC); Professor of International Public and Private Law Chair at the School of Law of the Far Eastern Federal University);

–  Podshibyakin Dmitry Nikolaevich (Director of the Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation);

Prashant Kumar (President of the Bar Association of India);

Cunyuan Zhang (Director & Head of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre for China);

– Zhou Guangjun (Managing Partner, Beijing Law Firm «Xin Da Li», Arbitrator of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC));

– Zhang Zhenli (partner of the DeHeng Law Offices, Arbitrator of the China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC) and IUS International Arbitration (Kazakhstan), Expert of the Advisory Commission of the Guangzhou Arbitration Commission in China);

– Hong Huimin (Deputy Secretary-General, China Maritime Arbitration Commission Northeast Asia International Arbitration Center);

– Anna Arkhipova (Acting Chairman of the Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Associate Professor at S.S. Alexeyev Private Law Research Center, Associate Professor at MGIMO University).

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