Partner, Three Crowns LLP (London); Attorney-at-law

Areas of Expertise: international investment and commercial disputes in the oil and gas, energy, construction, technology, mining, agribusiness and other sectors, including disputes involving states and state entities, shareholder disputes, joint venture disputes and general commercial disputes.

Arbitration Experience: dozens of international arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, SCC and ICSID rules and involving a broad range of applicable laws, from common law jurisdictions such as England and Wales and India to civil law jurisdictions such as Greece, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Finland and various Middle Eastern and African jursidictions.

Languages: English, French, German, Russian

Education: BA (History), MA (Political Science), and JD (Law) – Yale University; MPA (International Relations) – Princeton University.

Professional Career: Prior to joining Three Crowns in 2014, he worked as an associate in the international arbitration practice at Shearman & Sterling in London and Paris (2006-8 and 2011-2014), as an attorney-adviser at the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC (2009-11), a human rights project officer at the OSCE Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in Warsaw (2008-9) and as Deputy Director of the Security and Good Governance Programme at the EastWest Institute in New York and Prague (1999-2002). He is recommended by Legal 500 UK and recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a future leader in international arbitration. His recent arbitration-related publications include: “Will the Future See More Investment Arbitrations Taking Place in the Middle East?”, BCDR Int’l Arb. Rev. (2017, forthcoming); “The Revised UNCITRAL Notes and Case Management Conference(s): What to Address (and When),” Slovenian Arb. Rev. (Summer 2015); “A Case Review Conference, or Arbitration in Two Acts,” 81 Arbitration 167 (2015) (co-authored with Constantine Partasides); and “A ‘creeping’ violation of the fair and equitable treatment standard?” 30 Arb. Int’l 553 (2014) (winner of 2012 LCIA Gillis Wetter Prize).