Vladimir Khvalei

Member, ICCA Governing Board


General Bio

Vladimir Khvalei is a partner in the Moscow office of Baker & McKenzie and heads the firm’s CIS Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Mr. Khvalei has wide experience participating in international arbitration cases in accordance with the arbitration rules of the ICAC, UNCITRAL, ICC, SCC, LCIA and other arbitration institutions, both as a party counsel and arbitrator.

Born in Grodno, USSR, Mr Khvalei graduated with a degree in law from the Belarusian State University in Minsk in 1992. He was the Founding and Managing Partner of a leading Belarusian law firm from 1992 to 1998. In 1998 he joined Baker & McKenzie’s Moscow office as a Lawyer and has been the head of the Firm’s CIS Dispute Resolution Practice Group since 2001. Vladimir Khvalei has vast experience participating in litigation in Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine, as well as his international experience as both arbitrator and party counsel.

He has been a frequent speaker at conferences relating to international trade law and arbitration. He is included on the list of tutors, examiners and assessors of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has written over 100 articles/textbooks in Russian, English and Polish, including contributions to the Arbitration publications.

Mr Khvalei speaks fluent Russian, English, Belarusian and Polish.