ICC YAAF: Arbitration developments in Uzbekistan and other Central Asian states

16 May 2023

Tashkent and online English
Start: 17:00 (Tashkent) | 14:00 (CEST) || End: 20:00 (Tashkent) | 17:00 (CEST)

On the occasion of the 2023 Tashkent Law Spring, join us for a discussion around recent developments in international arbitration within Central Asia and their relevant contributions towards strengthening the rule of law in Uzbekistan. 

The panel will discuss the following topics:

  • The ICC’s institutional perspective on disputes with a connection to Uzbekistan and Central Asia.
  • Reforms to bolster the rule of law in Uzbekistan and their effects on arbitration.
  • Developments in other Central Asian countries and how they may be relevant to Uzbekistan.

Who should attend?

  • All participants in Tashkent Law Spring, as well as practitioners, government representatives, in-house counsel and students based in Tashkent.

Open to those aged 40 and under, YAAF provides opportunities for individuals to gain knowledge, develop their skills and understand ICC’s arbitral procedure and other dispute resolution services.

 

What is ICC YAAF?

At ICC, we believe that through training and mentorship, we can mould the next generation of leading international arbitration and ADR experts. Through the ICC Young Arbitration and ADR Forum (YAAF) network, we are able to better inform, connect and inspire young professionals with interests in dispute resolution and dispute avoidance.

Throughout the world, ICC YAAF organises a number of educational and social events that allow young professionals to discover best practices, discuss topical issues, network and create meaningful connections with experienced practitioners. 

Learn more about ICC YAAF  | Join the network

(Tashkent Time Zone)

17:00-17:30

Registration

17:30-17:35

Introduction remarks by moderator

  • Diora Ziyaeva, Partner, Dentons, New York

17:35-17:40

Opening remarks

  • Eldor Mannopov, Managing Partner, Dentons, Tashkent
  • Ulrich Kopetzki, Acting Director, Arbitration and ADR, Europe, ICC Dispute Resolution Services (remote)
  • Bakhrom Rakhimov, Head of Department of Legal Protection of Interests of Uzbekistan, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent

17:40-17:55

Keynote address

  • Natalia Alenkina, Associate Professor, American University of Central Asia, PhD, Bishkek; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Firuza Bobokulova, Partner, My Lawyer Law Firm, Tashkent; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Aigoul Kenjebayeva, Partner, Dentons, Almaty; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

17:55-18:45

Panel discussion

  • Gulirano Abdullajonova, Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration (remote)
  • Kiran Gore, International Arbitrator, Law Offices of Kiran N Gore, PLLC, Washington D.C. 
  • Islambek Rustambekov, Professor of Law, Tashkent State University of Law; Designated Member of Panel of Arbitrators of the ICSID from Uzbekistan; International Arbitrator, Tashkent

Moderated by
  • Diora Ziyaeva, Partner, Dentons, New York

18:45-18:55

Q & A session

18:55-19:00

Closing remarks

  • Bobur Shamsiev, Partner, Dentons, Tashkent

19:00-20:00

Cocktail and networking

Gulirano Abdullajonova

Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Natalia Alenkina

Associate Professor, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Firuza Bobokulova

Partner, My Lawyer Law Firm, Tashkent; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Kiran Gore

International Arbitrator, Law Offices of Kiran N Gore, PLLC, Washington D.C.

Aigoul Kenjebayeva

Partner, Dentons, Almaty; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Ulrich Kopetzki

Acting Director, Arbitration and ADR, Europe, ICC Dispute Resolution Services (remotely)

Eldor Mannopov

Managing Partner, Dentons, Tashkent

Bakhrom Rakhimov

Head of Department of Legal Protection of Interests of Uzbekistan, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent

Islambek Rustambekov

Professor of Law, Tashkent State University of Law; Designated Member of Panel of Arbitrators of the ICSID from Uzbekistan; International Arbitrator, Tashkent

Bobur Shamsiev

Partner, Dentons, Tashkent

Diora Ziyaeva

Partner, Dentons, New York

Venue

Dentons Tashkent

58a Babur Street, Tashkent 100022, Uzbekistan

First name, Name

Title

Email

Diora Ziyaeva

Partner, Dentons

diora.ziyaeva@dentons.com

Benjamin Moss

ICC YAAF representative for Europe

benjamin.moss@mail.mcgill.ca

Sophia Zaia

Executive Assistant, ICC Arbitration and ADR, Dispute Resolution Services, Europe

Iccdrs-europe@iccwbo.org

Organiser

Sponsors

Partners