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Arbitration Expert Baiju Vasani Joins Ivanyan & Partners

Arbitration Expert Baiju Vasani Joins Ivanyan & Partners

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Baiju Vasani has joined Russia's Ivanyan & Partners, where he will head the firm's newly-formed International Arbitration practice.

Vasani will also become Managing Partner of the firm’s international office, which is to be established somewhere in Europe in early 2020, according to Ivanyan & Partners.

According to the firm, “Vasani has served as lead trial counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations across a range of sectors and industries involving ICSID, ICC, LCIA, ICDR, SIAC, UNCITRAL, BITs, the Energy Charter Treaty, and public international law. He has also advised states on negotiating and drafting investment treaties, and investors on (re)structuring their investments for maximum treaty protection consonant with tax and corporate governance strategies.” 

“Welcoming a lawyer of Baiju’s expertise and caliber to Ivanyan & Partners marks a new horizon for our firm’s dispute capabilities and the representation of our clients overseas,” commented Partner Khristofor Ivanyan. “He will lead our new international arbitration practice and our very first international office in Europe to be established shortly, both of which will allow us to serve more effectively than ever our key clients in their disputes worldwide. This move validates the exceptional efforts our existing lawyers have made over the last decade to place us among the leading law firms in Russia in Public International Law and global dispute resolution.”

“I’m truly delighted to join Ivanyan & Partners and grateful to be invited to build on the sterling work the firm has already accomplished in developing a market-leading international disputes practice,” stated Vasani. “Khristofor’s inspiring vision for the future of the firm internationally, along with the impressive portfolio of international arbitration casework already existing for key firm clients, rendered this a perfectly synergistic opportunity for the firm and for me. I look forward to working with my new colleagues in Moscow and St. Petersburg in building our first international office in Europe in 2020 and beyond.”

Vasani holds an LL.B. from King’s College, an LL.M. from LSE, a BVC from City University London, a JD from Northwestern, and a BCL from Oxford. Prior to joining Ivanyan & Partners he spent two years in-house with AON, then almost four years with Norton Rose Fulbright in Houston, Texas, over five years with Cromwell & Moring in Washington D.C., and seven and a half years with Jones Day in London.

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Founded in 1993, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is the leading full-service law firm in the CIS with offices in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus and associated offices in the UK, the USA and Cyprus.

We advise its clients in many areas of law, including: dispute resolution in Russia and abroad, corporate law, M&A, antitrust issues, project finance and PPP, restructurings and insolvencies, energy and natural resources, property management and privatization, environment, technical regulation and industrial safety, banking and finance, intellectual property, criminal law, real estate and construction, taxation, family and labour disputes, marine and transport law, and international trade and customs.

We combine high academic qualifications, internationally acknowledged moral and ethical values, senior partners' professional experience and practical abilities with the vigour and knowledge of younger attorneys that enables thus providing clients with reliable, first-class service according to both Russian and western standards through a flexible structure.

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Firm's website: www.epam.ru


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