In accordance with the general rule a sole Arbitrator or a presiding Arbitrator must be qualified as a lawyer.
The Parties can agree on additional requirements for Arbitrators, including requirements with regard to their qualification and specialisation, or agree that the dispute shall be resolved by a specific Arbitrator or Arbitrators.
The following persons cannot act as an Arbitrator:
- Any person younger than 25 years old, a legally incapable person or an impaired person;
- Any person with outstanding conviction;
- Any person whose status as a judge, an attorney at law, a notary, an investigator, a prosecutor or another law enforcement body employee has been terminated in the Russian Federation in due order for misdeeds that are not compatible with his professional activity and integrity;
- Any person whose status in accordance with the federal law prohibits them to act as an Arbitrator.