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Oleh Beketov spoke at the ‘Professional ethics in arbitration’ discussion

February 2013

Oleh Beketov, Partner and Head of the International Litigation Department of AstapovLawyers ILG, spoke at the ‘Professional ethics in arbitration’ discussion, which took place in Lviv on 15 February. The core issues of discussion included professional ethics and the process of uniting lawyers specialized in arbitration to help Ukraine create an arbitration-friendly image.

Oleh Beketov, Partner and Head of the International Litigation Department of AstapovLawyers, spoke at the ‘Professional ethics in arbitration’ discussion, which took place in Lviv on 15 February.

The event was co-organized by the UBA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, the UBA’s Lviv subdivision and the Ukrainian Arbitration Association. The core issues of discussion included professional ethics and the process of uniting lawyers specialized in arbitration to help Ukraine create an arbitration-friendly image.

Oleh Beketov talked about ethical principles applicable to the preparation of documentary evidence and witness statements in international commercial arbitration. In particular, he emphasized lack of uniform principles of evidence preparation and diversity of legal traditions of counsel in international arbitration, which, in its turn, aggravates the understanding of ethical principles. He further discussed current issues of preparation of documentary evidence, witness and expert statements.

The discussion was also supported by such arbitration experts as Irina Nazarova, Managing Partner at ENGARDE Attorneys at Law, Tatyana Slipachuk, Partner at Sayenko Kharenko law firm, Markian Malskyy, Partner at Arzinger law firm, Yuliya Chernykh, Partner at ARBITRADE boutique, Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi, Partner at EPAP, Vladimir Khvalei, Partner at Baker & McKenzie’s Moscow office, Natalia Petrik, Legal Counsel of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Nikolay Selivon, Chairman of the ICAC at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine, Alexei Kostin, Chairman of the ICAC at the Chamber of Commerce and Industrt of the Russian Federation, and Taras Shepel, Head of arbitrage court of ICC Ukraine.

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