Professor Yarik Kryvoi is an Of Counsel at Keidan Harrison LLP. He is the Senior Fellow in International Economic Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum. He is also a co-director of the Arbitration Lab.
Professor Kryvoi has practised law in common law and civil law jurisdictions as well as on the international level. Professor Kryvoi is listed as an arbitrator by leading institutions. He has practised international law and arbitration with a major law firm in Washington, D.C. and a Magic Circle firm in London advising businesses, governments, and international organisations.
He acted as counsel in range of commercial and investor-state arbitration proceedings under UNCITRAL, ICSID, ICC Rules, SCC and LCIA Rules. He is also listed an arbitrator by leading arbitral institutions such as the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA). His experience also includes working for intergovernmental organisations, an international court, and a US federal court of appeals.
He often acts as an expert in domestic litigation and international arbitration on issues of international law and Russian law. Most recently he has been engaged as a Russian law expert in cases arising out of restrictive measures imposed by the Russian government against Western investors and creditors following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
He has led scholarly and policy-making projects in various jurisdictions, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates. Professor Kryvoi regularly advises governments on the issues of the rule of law, investment climate, judiciary reform and regulation of the legal profession.
As a leading academic in the field of international dispute resolution, he published several books and over 30 academic articles in reputable journals, mostly dealing with various aspects of international arbitration, comparative law, international administrative law and international economic law.
He is fluent in English, Belarusian, Russian and Polish and has a working knowledge of German and Ukrainian languages.