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Professor Yarik Kryvoi

Professor Yarik Kryvoi is the Senior Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum. He is also an Of Counsel at Keidan Harrison in London.

Prof Kryvoi's expertise is primarily in the areas of international dispute resolution, including investor-state arbitration and international commercial arbitration, international administrative law and international public law. 

In addition to his role at the BIICL, he is a visiting professor at a London-based university and a co-director of the Arbitration Lab. He has several years of experience practising international dispute resolution with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, Morgan Lewis & Bockius in Washington, DC and Baker & McKenzie in Saint Petersburg.


Professor Yarik Kryvoi

Senior Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum

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Professor Kryvoi advised governments, international organisations and major international corporations on issues of international commercial law and dispute resolution and worked on cases decided under ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA and SCC rules.

Professor Kryvoi has significant experience managing major law reform projects and assessments in different countries on matters of the rule of law, regulatory policy, business environment, international and comparative law, commercial arbitration and investor-State disputes.

He is the founding editor of the CIS Arbitration Forum and serves on editorial boards of several international legal periodicals, including International Legal Materials published by the American Society for International Law.

Professor Kryvoi is a former Co-Chair of the ABA International Courts and Tribunals Committee and has also has served as a part-time counsel for the Economic Court of the Commonwealth of Independent States advising on issues of international administrative law.

He has published extensively, practised and managed large-scale projects on international dispute resolution, international economic law, investment law as well as law and policy in the countries of the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and Asia. In 2008, he was admitted as a member of the New York Bar. 

Main areas of expertise:

Online course

Professor Kryvoi is the course leader of the Institute's new online course International Investment Law and Dispute Resolution. This course covers the history and the rationale of protection of foreign direct investments, applicable law, the key principles of international investment law and investor-state dispute settlement. Find out more on the course page .

Notable publications

Public and Private Governance of Cybersecurity: Challenges and Potential, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming edited book, 2023)

Private or Public Adjudication? Procedure, Substance and Legitimacy, Leiden Journal of International Law, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp. 681-703 (2021)

'International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes', Kluwer Law International, 3rd edition (2020)

'The Path of Investor-State Disputes: from Compensation Commissions to Arbitral Institutions', ICSID Review - Foreign Investment Law Journal, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp. 743-765 (2018)

'Economic Crimes in International Investment Law', International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Volume 67, Issue 3, pp. 577-605 (2018)

'Consent Awards in International Arbitration', Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp.827-686 (2015)

'Counterclaims in Investor-State Arbitration', Minnesota Journal of International Law, Volume 21, pp. 216-252 (2012).

'Why European Union Trade Sanctions Do Not Work', Minnesota Journal of International Law, Volume 17, pp. 209-246 (2008); Harvard European Law Working Paper No.02/2007 (2007).

See full bibliography 

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