Our partner Pavlo Byelousov has been highly recognized by The Legal 500's inaugural Arbitration Powerlist: CIS & Caucasus 2020 and inducted into the elite of the leading practitioners in Arbitration. For the past fourteen years Pavlo has focused on investment, commercial and energy-related disputes and has successfully represented clients as counsel in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations in Ukraine and abroad under a variety of arbitration rules, and has also acted as a party- and institution-appointed arbitrator.

According to the global head of international research at ‘The Legal 500’ James Wood, ‘the listing reflects those practitioners that are deemed the gold standard by the business’.

To create a definitive list of the leading arbitration counsel in the CIS and Caucasus market today, the researchers have drawn on the expertise of The Legal 500 research team and have also approached leading arbitrators, arbitral institutions, and general counsel active in the market. ‘The international arbitration rankings are consistently one of the Legal 500 research most used and read editorial sections and one of the most competitive areas for law firms, sets, lawyers, and barristers,’ - James Wood notes.

The Arbitration Powerlist: CIS & Caucasus showcases the leading practitioners working in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz Republic, and Moldova. This is the first time when the Powerlist has been published for the CIS & Caucasus region.

For over 30 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market.