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Alexander Grebelsky is the Managing partner of Grebelsky & Partners and a member of Moscow City Bar (since 2007, registration number 77/8786).
Alexander holds a Ph. D. in Law, and combines practical activities with academic research and lecturing. He is an associate professor at MGIMO University (S.N. Lebedev Department of Private International and Civil Law), the oldest and most prestigious scientific school in Russia in such areas as Comparative Law, Private International Law and International Commercial Arbitration. His research paper “Evidence in International Commercial Arbitration” (academic supervisors – Dr. Prof. S.N.Lebedev and Dr. Prof. A.A. Kostin) is awarded with the Russian Arbitration Day 2019 Award for the Best Paper on Arbitration in Russia.
Alexander leads the International Disputes Resolution Practice. For several years, Alexander has specialized in resolving complex commercial and investment disputes in international arbitration and litigation arising from various kinds of transactions, including contracts for the international sale of goods, shipping, insurance and reinsurance, leasing, customs disputes, in recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitration awards and courts judgments, as well as setting arbitration awards aside.
Alexander has represented clients before the Supreme and Constitutional Courts of the Russian Federation, in arbitrations under the rules of numerous international arbitration institutions, and in ad hoc arbitrations, as well as before the Commercial Courts in Russia, and the European Court of Human Rights. During his practice, Alexander participated in resolving of complex commercial disputes in almost all District Commercial Courts of the Russian Federation.
Alexander is regularly invited to give his expert opinion on the application of foreign law in Russian courts (especially common law) and prepares his opinions on the application of Russian law for foreign courts and tribunals.
Alexander is the Chairman of the Panel for International and Investment Disputes at the Arbitration Centre at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP).
Alexander acts as the Director of the Information Center of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, the leading intergovernmental organization engaged in the development of the most popular multilateral instruments which respond to global needs.
He is the head of the Commission on Arbitration and ADR at the Moscow Branch of the Association of Lawyers of Russia and the deputy of the Commission on Arbitration at the Association of the Lawyers of Russia, as well as of the Russian Branch of the International Law Association.
Alexander is a rapporteur of the International Commercial Arbitration Court and the Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.
For the last five years he has been a coach of the MGIMO University Team at the prestigious Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court.
Alexander is married with two sons.
E.V. Kabatova, A.V. Grebelsky, E.A. Abrosimova (Ed.) Actual problems of Private International and Civil Law. Collection of Articles Following International Conferences. MGIMO-University, 2016. 254 p.
A.V. Grebelsky ‘Evidence in Arbitration’ in O. Skvortsov, M. Savransky, G. Sevastyanov (Ed.). International commercial arbitration: Textbook. 2nd ed. Statut Publishing, 2018. Р. 664.
A.V. Grebelsky ‘The end of an era? Fate of Investment Arbitration in Light of Attempts to Create an EU Investment Court System’ in A. Muranov (Ed.), V.Kabatov, S.Lebedev: In Memoriam. Collection of memoirs, articles, other materials. 2nd ed. Statut Publishing, 2017. P. 476.
A.V. Grebelsky ‘Nationality of Investor as One of Conditions for the Investment Protection by Recipient State’ in E. Zavyalova, V. Kondratiev (Ed.), Corporate governance as a factor in increasing investment attractiveness. MGIMO Publishing, 2014. P. 265.
A.V. Grebelsky ‘Distribution of Burden of Proof in International Arbitration’. in Issues of Private International, Comparative and Civil Law and International Commercial Arbitration: Liber Amicorum in Honor of A.Kostin, O.Zimenkova, N.Eliseev. Statute, 2013.
A.V. Grebelsky ‘A Tool in the Hands of a Professional: Review of the Book “Guide to the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration” by Roman Khodykin and Carol Mulcahy’. Commercial Arbitration, № 1 (3), 2020.
A.V. Grebelsky ‘Regulating The Activities of International Law Firms in National Jurisdictions’. The Statute, 2018. Vol. 5. P. 164.
A.V. Grebelsky ‘Disclosure of Documentary Evidence in International Commercial Arbitration’. Law and Economics, 2015. Vol. 8. P. 64.
A.V. Grebelsky ‘Electronic Evidence in International Commercial Arbitration’. The Statute, 2015. Vol. 10. P. 59.
A.V. Grebelsky ‘Witness Testimony in International Commercial Arbitration’. Economy and Law, 2015. Vol. 10. P. 73.
A.V. Grebelsky ‘Experts Appointed by Arbitral Tribunals’. Arbitration Court, 2015. Vol. 6. P. 99.
A.V. Grebelsky ‘Arbitrability of Corporate Disputes’. Russian Yearbook of International Law, 2013. P. 219.
A.V. Grebelsky ‘Actions of State Courts in Support of International Commercial Arbitration’. Bulletin of the State Registration Chamber under the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, 2013. Vol. 2. P. 12.
Selected experience of Alexander Grebelsky includes: