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.