Lecturers and trainers
Nina Vilkova, Dr in Law, is a professor of law at Russian Academy of Foreign Trade, where she lectures on Private International Law, International Contracts and International Arbitration. Nina has served as arbitrator in ICC (2001-2015). She is a member of Presidium of International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (ICAC at the RF CCI) and is included in the list of arbitrators of ICAC at the RF CCI , CIAar (Commercial Institution of Arbitration of London), International Arbitration Court at the Belorussian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kirgiz Arbitration Court, Arbitration court at the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kazakh International arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kazakhstan. Nina has served as arbitrator in ICC, ICAC, Arbitration Institute at Stockholm CCI, UNCITRAL etc. She has arbitrated in Russian, English and in French, and addressed disputes related to sale of goods, agency, commission and distributorships and construction contracts. According to the research carried out in 2010 by the journal Global Arbitration Review, published in Great Britain, was ranked among eleven highly regarded arbitrators from Russia. She is author of 130 publications, including books International Contract law, M., 2002, INCOTERMS 2000: commentary, M., 2008.
She is co-author of the first Russian Commentary to the UN Convention on contracts for the international sale of goods (M., 1994), Commentary to the 3rd part, of Russian Federation’ Civil Code, Commentary to articles 1214, 1215, 1217. M., “Contract”, 2004, in Russian, and of the Commentary to the 3rd part of Russian Federation’ Civil Code, chapter VI, Private International Law, commentary to Articles 1208, 1209. M. Wolters Kluwer, 2004, in Russian. She initiated a student moot court for international arbitration named by M. Rozenberg, and she is a leader of its organizers team.
Ivan Zykin, Dr in Law, is a professor of law at Russian Academy of Foreign Trade, where he lectures on Private International Law. He is a deputy chair of of Presidium of International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (ICAC at the RF CCI) and is included in the list of arbitrators of ICAC at the RF CCI. He took part in preparing bilateral agreements and several Russian Laws including law on Foreign Trade, Civil Code (Part III), law on state immunity. He is an author of more than 50 academic papers including “Customs on International Trade”, M., 1983, “Agreement in foreign trade” M., 1992, Foreign Trade Transactions: Law and Enforcement” M., 1994, co-author Commentary to the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods 1980 (Vienna Convention) – 1994.
Irina Lukyanova. Head of Procedural Law Department at Russian Academy of Foreign Trade, she teaches civil and commercial procedure, co-author of many academic papers including manual Trial Advocacy (2015), book “Lawyer: how to boost professional skills (Wolters Kluwer, 2006), study book “Evidences” (2014), study book “Legal clinics - education based on practice”. She has 15-years experienced trainer for professional skills of lawyers and students, she is also a case reporter at International Commercial Arbitration Court, CCI of RF. She has more than 15-year experience as a trainer for law students and lawyers.
Andrey Gorlenko – Executive Administrator of the Arbitration Center at the Institute of Modern Arbitration (IMA); General Director of the autonomous non-profit organization “Institute of Modern Arbitration”. His spheres of practice include arbitration and litigation. For more than 10 years Andrey has been practicing law as an Attorney at Law and Partner in one of the oldest Russian law firms and subsequently joined Debevoise & Plimpton (Moscow office). His practical experience included complex commercial and corporate disputes, both in Russia and foreign jurisdictions. In 2013 – 2015, Andrey was a member of the working group in charge of the arbitration reform in Russia.
Denis Primakov – PhD in Law, assistant of a professor at the Procedural Law Department, RFTA; MA in Middle Eastern Studies, LLB, PhD in Law. During 2012-2016 worked as a chief lawyer at Transparency International Russia, co-authored a wide range of international reports. Since 2014 he has been an international expert for OSCE and the World Bank and the Council of Europe. He is an author several books including “Law in Modern Egypt” and “History of Israeli Law” and co-author “Obstacles for asset recovery: Experience of Russia, Ukraine and other countries“. He is also Associate Professor at the Academy of International Trade (Law Department). He is a certified member of the Association of Internal Control Practitioners (the AICP) and certified Compliance & Ethics Professional International (CCEP-I). Member of UNCAC coalition. He teaches international standards of anti-corruption compliance and civil procedure law. He has considerable experience in trainings for lawyers.