'Ilya Nikiforov'

Ilya Nikiforov
Born(1970-05-11)11 May 1970

Ilya Nikiforov (born 11 May 1970, Leningrad) is a Russian lawyer, founding member and Managing partner at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Law Offices,[1] former lecturer at the Department of Civil Law at Saint Petersburg State University School of Law.[2]

Professional career[]

Ilya Nikiforov has over 25 years of invaluable experience.

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC): Arbitration Commission Member, Expert of Russian National Committee.[3]

International Bar Association (IBA): Arbitration Committee Vice-Chair (2008–2009), Secretary (2006–2008).[4]

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA):[5] European Users' Council, Councillor (2013 -).[6]

Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA): Member of Executive Committee [7]

International Arbitration Court at Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Recommended Arbitrator [8]

Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC): Member of Panel of Arbitrators [9]

Russian Arbitration Association (RAA): Member of Board [10]

Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC): included in the List of Practitioners [11]

KCAB International: Member of Panel of Arbitrators [12]

The Court of International Commercial Arbitration: included in the List of Arbitrators [13]

He was also a member of the Commission for Human Rights of the Association of Lawyers of Russia and the orial board of the journal "Treteyskiy Sud".[14]


It is surprising how the successful lawyers not only perform a brilliant practical work but also succeed in the scientific research. Ilya Nikiforov is an example of such a lawyer.

Contributed to production of Russian versions of IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration;[15] IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration;[16] Russia Arbitration Guide [17]

Examples of writings in English:

Prominent books (in Russian):

Honors and awards[]

Ilya Nikiforov holds a distinct place in the Best Lawyers rating.[18] It is said that a talented person is talented in everything, therefore it is not a wonder that he has been recommended for a record-breaking 16 practice areas. [19]

Regarded as Thought Leader - Arbitration 2020 (Who's Who Legal) [20]

Was awarded the Medal of Order for Merit to Fatherland, II Degree for long-term diligent work and efforts to strengthen the rule of law and protect the rights and interests of citizens by the President of Russian Federation [21]

Was awarded the Order of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation «For loyalty to attorney’s duty» [22]


  1. ^ "Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners". epam.ru.
  2. ^ "Ilya Nikiforov - St.Petersburg State University".
  3. ^ "ICC Experts". Archived from the original on 2012-08-11. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  4. ^ "International Bar Association - Arbitration Committee".
  5. ^ "The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)". www.lcia.org.
  6. ^ "Officers of the LCIA Users' Councils". www.lcia.org.
  7. ^ "About SAA – SAA".
  8. ^ "LIST OF ARBITRATORS – IAC at the BelCCI". iac.by.
  9. ^ "Singapore International Arbitration Centre | SIAC Panel". www.siac.org.sg.
  10. ^ "New RAA Bodies Elected". Российская Арбитражная ассоциация.
  11. ^ "-VIAC Questionnaire for Arbitrators" (PDF). www.viac.eu. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  12. ^ [1][dead link]
  13. ^ "LIST OF ARBITRATORS" (PDF). arbitration.ccir.ro. 5 December 2019. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  14. ^ "Treteyskiy Sud Journal - Editorial Board".
  15. ^ "IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration - in Russian".
  16. ^ "IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration - in Russian".
  17. ^ "IBA Country Arbitration Guides - Russia".
  18. ^ "Best Lawyers® - Purely Peer Review™". www.bestlawyers.com.
  19. ^ https://epam.ru/public/index.php/en/awards-and-rankings/view/rejting-best-lawyers-2021. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  20. ^ "Ilya Nikiforov". whoswholegal.
  21. ^ "Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 12.10.2020 № 617 ∙ Официальное опубликование правовых актов ∙ Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации". publication.pravo.gov.ru.
  22. ^ "Егоров, Пугинский, Афанасьев и партнеры - Илья Никифоров награжден орденом "За верность адвокатскому долгу" - Рейтинги и награды". epam.ru.