On April 23, 2015 members of Russian Arbitration Association governing bodies were elected in Moscow. As a result of the vote, Managing Partner of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ilya Nikiforov was elected as a member of the Board. Evgeny Raschevsky, Head of International Arbitration and Litigation Practice, joined the Arbitrators Nominating Committee.
The Russian Arbitration Association acts on the basis of equal membership of law firms, legal practitioners and representatives of the academic community. It represents the interests of a wide range of participants associated with alternative dispute resolution. The main objective of the Association is to promote the development of arbitration courts and international commercial arbitration in the Russian Federation and the CIS countries, promoting Russia as a venue for arbitration, promoting Russian arbitrators at national and international levels in the arbitration context as well as raising Russian lawyers’ qualifications in alternative dispute resolution.