18 March 2019
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London | An Interview With ICAC and LCIA: Similarities and Differences in Dispute Resolution in the 21st Century, Thursday 31 January 2019

31 Jan 19
from 16:00 to 18:30

The RBCC is pleased to announce that on Thursday, 31st January 2019 it is organising a discussion between Dr Alexey Kostin, President of ICAC, and Dr Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, Director General of the LCIA. This will be a unique and fascinating event so do not hesitate to register your interest.   

When: Thursday 31 January 2019, 4pm - 6.30pm

Where: Rossotrudnichestvo, 37 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 5ED

Registration fee: RBCC Members £30.00 + VAT and non-members £70.00 + VAT  

(we kindly ask that invoices are settled by Monday 28 January) 

To register your interest please contact Alison Smythe or call the RBCC office on +44 20 7931 6455


1530 – 1600 – Registration

1600 – 1605 – Intro - Mr Goldberg (White&Case) will welcome the guests and give a few words about the LCIA.

1605 – 1610 – Intro - Dr Kostin (President of ICAC/MKAS) will say a few words about MKAS. 

1610 – 1645 – Panel discussion: Dr Kostin and Dr van Haersolte-van Hof (Dir Gen LCIA) in discussion, moderated by Artem Doudko (Osborne Clarke) and Richard Bamforth (CMS)

1645 – 1730 – Questions from the audience

1730 – 1830 – Networking drinks 

Dr Alexey Kostin


Harvard Business School, Diploma in the Strategic Management and Organizational Behavior

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Diploma in the Advanced Management Program

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), PhD (Law)

Private International and Civil Law Department, MGIMO, Post-Graduate Course, LL.D.

International Commercial Law Division, MGIMO, J.D. (equivalent).


Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor, Senior Professor, Head of Private International and Civil Law Department, MGIMO

University College of London (Department of Laws); Boalt Hall Law School (University of California); Osgoode Hall Law School (York University, Canada); “How to do business in Russia” (Malaysia); Whake Forest University Law School, etc.


Arbitrator – Vice President – President, International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Arbitrator – President, Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

President – Vice President, Arbitration Commission at the Moscow inter-bank Currency Exchange.

Arbitrator of the Arbitration Court for Settlement of Economic Disputes at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.

Arbitrator at the Vilnius Commercial Arbitration Court, Lithuania.

Arbitrator of the International Commercial Arbitration Courts of the Moldavian, Ukrainian and Kazakhstan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Arbitrator of Local and Regional Commercial Arbitration Courts in various regions of the Russian Federation.

Arbitrator of the Arbitration Court at the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce.

Served on several hundred arbitration panels under different Rules, including ICC, Stockholm Arbitration Institute, LCIA and UNCITRAL.


Author and co-author of study books, monographs and articles on domestic and foreign civil and commercial law, comparative law, private international law and legal framework of international trade, international commercial arbitration and Vienna Convention on international sale of goods.


English (fluent), Russian (native), Arabic, Lithuanian, French (proficiency in reading and understanding).

Dr Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof

On 1 July 2014, Jackie van Haersolte-van Hof became Director General of the LCIA. Previously, she practised as a counsel and arbitrator in The Hague, at her GAR 100 boutique HaersolteHof. She set up HaersolteHof in 2008 after three years as counsel in the international arbitration group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Amsterdam.

She was previously with Amsterdam firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroke from 2000 to 2004, and before that Loeff Claeys Verbeke in Rotterdam, which she joined on her qualification in 1992.

She has sat as arbitrator in cases under the ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules, as well as those of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI). She has also arbitrated cases at the Royal Dutch Grain and Feed Trade Association and the Institute of Transport and Maritime Arbitration, both based in the Netherlands. She was on the ICSID roster of arbitrators and sat on an ad hoc committee.

She was also involved in setting up the arbitral process for the Claims Resolution Tribunal in Zurich, which analysed claims from Holocaust survivors over dormant accounts in Swiss banks.

She is a lecturer in international arbitration at VU University Amsterdam and a member of GAR’s editorial board. Her 1992 PhD thesis on the application of the UNCITRAL rules by Iran-US Claims Tribunal was one of the first books to be published on the subject.



Event Format
Thursday 31st January, 16:00—18:30
Rossotrudnichestvo, 37 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 5ED