Russian Arbitration Day 2018 is happy to be back!

Gerard David

The Judgement of Cambyses, 1498

Russian Arbitration Day (RAD) – one of the most successful arbitration conferences in Russia – resumes its operation with support from the Arbitration Centre of the Institute of Modern Arbitration and the LF Academy educational project. The RAD 2018 will be held on 30th of March 2018.
The first RAD took place in 2013 upon the initiative of Roman Khodykin (Partner at London office of Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP), Anton Asoskov (Professor at Lomonosov MSU) and Aleksandr Muranov (Managing Partner at Muranov, Chernyakov and Partners, Associate Professor at MGIMO), with the support from the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) and Maritime Arbitration Commission of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.

More than 1000 practitioners from CIS region, Western and Eastern Europe, USA, Canada, China, India, Singapore and Australia have participated in RAD for the past three years. More than 500 spectators followed the conference online. An important part of RAD is publication of New Horizons of International Arbitration, a digest containing academic articles by RAD speakers.

The comeback of the event of such high quality is especially important within the context of the ongoing arbitration reform in Russia aimed at promoting and developing arbitration.

The RAD is particularly different from other conferences because it is free; the quality of the papers prevails over their quantity; the priority is given to those who never participated in RAD before.

Any scholar or arbitration practitioner is allowed to participate in the conference as a speaker, if his/her paper was selected by the RAD moderators. We are pleased to announce that this year Alena Kucher (Partner at the Moscow office of Debevoise & Plimpton, Associate Professor at Lomonosov MSU) has joined the all-time moderators Anton Asoskov, Aleksander Muranov and Roman Khodykin.

While reviving RAD in 2018 the organizers promise to keep all advantages of the previous editions. The organizers intend to make RAD a global event.

Selection process has not been significantly changed. All details are available at, which also contains information on participation conditions as well as previous editions of “New Horizons of International Arbitration”.

Those who intend to participate in RAD as a speaker are invited to submit the outlines of their papers by 1 November 2017. Those who intend to attend RAD without participating as a speaker are invited to register after 15 January 2018.