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Moscow, Russia



Igor Taranov




russian polish


Association of International Petroleum Negotiatiors

Russian Arbitration Association

American Bar

Chartered Institute
of Arbitrators

Practice Focus

Igor Taranov has extensive experience in commercial litigation and arbitration in Kazakhstan and Russia. He handled many cases as an in-house attorney while working for big Russian companies in retail, construction, and oil and gas sectors. He spent some time in an international law firm with offices in CIS and Europe and since 2014 he started practicing commercial litigation and domestic and international arbitration as independent legal practioner.

Presentatives Legal Matters

Represented one of the Russia's largest news print company in ad hoc arbitration proceeding under UNCITRAL Rules held in Cyprus in case involving USD 10 millions;

Represented a Russian company from Siberia in two disputes in the International Commercial Arbitration Court in under its Rules against a Turkish manufacture of equipment;

Represented a Russian oil trading company in a bankruptcy proceeding in one of regional commercial arbitration courts;

Represented a UAE company in debt recovery case against a Russian company in Moscow State Commercial Court;

Represented a middle-sized Russian oil company in a case in against a local drilling company in one of regional commercial arbitration courts.


Аdvanced Arbitration Academy organized by ICC International Court of Arbitration (Paris, France), ICC Russia, CIArb (London, UK), Inernational Commercial Arbitration 2013;

Pericles School of Law  LL.M. in American Business Law (2010)

Northern Kazakhstan State University  B.A. English Language and Literature 2006 Degree with honors

Omsk State University  Jurisprudence


Qualifies to practice law in Russia in 1997

 Professional Associations and Memberships 

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) — Member

Kazak International Arbitration Court — tListed Arbitrator

Russian Arbitration Association — Individual Member

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators — Member

American Bar Association (section of International Law) — Foreign Associate


Russian Native speaker

Fluent English

Basic Polish

The Russian Constitutional Court absolved Moscow from abiding by the 2014 (ECHR) ruling on Russia's $2-billion liability to the shareholders of Yukos
On 19 January 2017 Russian Constitutional Court considered it impossible to fulfill the decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) from July 31 2014, as it “contradicts the Constitution of the Russian Federation”: in other words, the court allowed the Russian authorities not to pay €1.9 billion to…
January 26, 2017
A new law gives Arbitrazh (commercial) courts In Russia the right to refuse cases
On 19.12.2016, Federal Law №. 453-F3, “Federal Law on amendments to the Arbitrazh Procedure Code of the Russia Federation” was signed by the President Putin. Among reasons arbitrazh courts can refuse to try cases is lack of jurisdiction, if the case has already been tried and awarded, or if the…
January 20, 2017
Formation and operation of arbitration tribunals in Russia in 2016
Permanent arbitration institutions. One of the most significant changes of Arbitration Law aimed to prevent creation of “pocket arbitrations” is mandatory licensing of permanent arbitration institutions in order to operate at the territory of Russia (not applied for two well-known arbitral institutions in Russia-International Commercial Arbitration Court and Maritime Arbitration…
December 23, 2016
  • News
    V ICC Lex Mercatoria (English Chapter)
    This November I participated as an arbitrator in the ICC Lex Mercatoria International Moot Competition. The teams were to resolve the mock case prepared by the International Court of Arbitration on the basis of the Rules of Arbitration of the ICC. The venue of ICC Lex Mercatoria was kindly provided…
    November 28, 2016
    The 6th Willem C. Vis Moscow Pre-moot
    On 14 and 15 March 2015 I participated as an arbitrator at the 6th Willem C. Vis Moscow Pre-moot which was hosted by the Lomonosov Moscow State University. This year’s moot case involved the issues of jurisdiction over a non-signatory to an arbitration agreement and emergency arbitration (the proceedings were…
    March 18, 2015

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