Ilia Rachkov shortlisted as chairperson candidate for arbitrations between the EU and third countries
Ilia Rachkov, Partner at GGI member firm Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners (NSP), has been included in the list of candidates eligible for appointment as chairperson of the arbitral tribunal for the EU and third countries in disputes arising from international trade and investment treaties.
On 23 June 2022 the European Commission published the pool of almost 400 individuals eligible for appointment as arbitrators for trade and sustainable development (TSD) experts in bilateral disputes under trade agreements with third countries. The pool is the result of a new selection mechanism, addressing demands from stakeholders and the European Parliament for a more transparent, independent and inclusive process. Eligible candidates come from diverse backgrounds, and include legal practitioners and academics from all over the world and across the EU. The selected candidates are included in a pool from which the Commission may choose individuals to be nominated for appointment in specific disputes or proposed to the Council for rosters, courts, or tribunals under specific agreements.
Ilia Rachkov has been included in the List of Candidates suitable for appointment for the position of Chairpersons for Arbitrations between the EU and third countries in disputes arising from international trade and investment treaties. This list includes another 60 people. It is published on the EU’s offcial website.
Ilia Rachkov is a Partner of Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners law firm (Moscow), PhD in Law, Master of Laws (LL.M.), Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London (MCIArb), lawyer (Moscow Bar Association, Russia).
He specialises in dispute resolution (both before state courts and arbitration tribunals) and international trade law.
Ilia Rachkov is recorded in the list of recommended arbitrators of the Russian Arbitration Center at Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration (founded by the St. Petersburg Legal Forum) and the International Arbitration Center of the Astana International Financial Center (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan). He is a member of the Legal Committee of the Russian-German Foreign Trade Chamber.
He teaches international economic law at MGIMO (Moscow), including WTO law and international investment law.
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Published: GGI Insider, No. 120, July 2022