Vladimir Khvalei is a partner in the Moscow office of Baker & McKenzie and heads the firm’s CIS Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Mr. Khvalei is Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and a member of the London Court of International Arbitration. Mr Khvalei is Chairman of the board of the Arbitration Association and Chairman of the Arbitration Commission of the Russian National Committee of the ICC. Vladimir serves as a Member of the Board of the International Arbitration Court at the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Member of the Board of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association, Member of the Polish Arbitration Association, Member of the Austrian Arbitration Association, Member of the Governing board of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). Vladimir is a former Vice-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee (2013-2014). Vladimir is included on the lists of arbitrators of arbitration institutions in Russia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, UAE, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, US and Israel. Mr. Khvalei is included on the list of tutors, examiners and assessors of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).
Mr. Khvalei has wide experience participating in litigation in Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine, as well as in international arbitration cases in accordance with the arbitration rules of the ICAC, UNCITRAL, ICC, SCC, LCIA and other arbitration institutions, both as a party counsel and arbitrator.
Since 2009 Vladimir Khvalei has constantly been recognized as one of the leading experts in dispute resolution within Russia and across the CIS by Chambers, Legal 500, PLC Which Lawyer and Who’s Who Legal. Described by clients as a “very well-known figure in the international arena,” Mr. Khvalei has been named “Lawyer of the Year” in international arbitration by Best Lawyers 2014.