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Andrey Astapov and Oleh Beketov attended the seminar on international dispute resolution

February 2012

Andrey Astapov, Managing Partner at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, and Oleh Beketov, a Counsel of the Company, have attended the seminar, dedicated to the practical aspects of international disputes with states. The event, organized by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, held in Kyiv on February 1st.

Among the main speakers of the event were the Secretary General at Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Annette Magnusson, as well as Head of the Department on Representation of State Interests in International and Foreign Courts at Ministry of Justice of Ukraine Elena Trapeznikova.

Key issues discussed at the seminar was devoted to the matters for state to take part in international disputes, as well as what should be done to decrease the level of petition risks against Ukraine. Futhermore delegates touch upon practical aspects of disputes with states, the problem of protecting the interests of states in the settlement of investment disputes and the involving of consultants in state disputes.

AstapovLawyers works with a range of government departments, not-for-profit organizations and non-governmental department bodies, supporting their in-house teams, as well as providing a full service press office and media relations function since 2002.
The company have advised the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Ministry of Natural Resources of Ukraine in $1 billion arbitration claim against Vanco Energy Company. Among key clients in Government & Public Sector are - Energoatom, Ukraeroruh (Ukrsatse), Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA), and state Rodovid Bank.


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