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Ivan Zykin

Ivan Zykin

Partner | Doctor of Legal Sciences | Professor

Areas of practice:

Dispute Resolution/ International Arbitration
Private International Law

Ivan Zykin is Vice President of the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RF CCI). Sits on the panel of the Court of Arbitration for Resolution of Economic Disputes at the RF CCI, the Commercial Arbitration Court at the Moscow CCI, the Arbitration Commission at the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange, the Arbitration Court at the Bulgarian CCI, the Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration (Lithuania) and a number of other arbitration tribunals.

Awarded an honorary medal by the RF CCI for outstanding achievements in arbitration. Served as an arbitrator in 200+ international arbitrations, including under the rules of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the International Chamber of Commerce, the American Arbitration Association and UNCITRAL.

Mr. Zykin contributes to drafing of Russian laws, specifically: the export and import act, the Civil Code (conflict of laws), and the sovereign immunity act. Awarded the Anatoly Koni Medal by the Russian Ministry of Justice for outstanding legislative achievements.

Attended, as part of the Russian delegation, several UN Conferences on the International Code of Conduct on the Transfer of Technology (1979 – 1981), sponsored by the UNCTAD. Contributed to negotiating several double taxation treaties (1978-1981) and to UNCITRAL's electronic funds transfer regulations (1988 – 1989). In 1988 Mr. Zykin attended the Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of the Draft UNIDROIT Conventions on International Factoring and International Financial Leasing.

Ivan Zykin heads International Arbitration at AGP, advises on private international law, civil and commercial law and arbitration. Contributes to negotiating large-scale commercial and industrial projects.

Successfully represents clients in international arbitrations in Russia and elsewhere.

Serves as a law expert in international arbitrations.

Delivers reports on private international law and commercial arbitration at numerous conferences in Russia and elsewhere, lectures in Russia and abroad (including at universities in Finland and Canada) on private international law, law of contracts and dispute resolution.

Practice of law:

  • Andrey Gorodissky & Partners (since 1992)
  • International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (since 1993)
    Vice President
  • Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Division of Legal Issues in International Economic Relations
    Head of the Division (since 2004). Lead Researcher (since 1992)
  • Research Institute for Foreign Economic Relations (1987 – 1992)
    Senior Researcher, Head of Department.
  • RF Academy for Foreign Trade (since 1982)
  • USSR Ministry of Foreign Trade (1974 – 1982)
    Senior Legal Advisor, Deputy Head of Department


  • Doctor of Legal Sciences, Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law (1992)
  • PhD (Law), Post-Graduate School, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) (1980)
  • Degree in Law and International Relations, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) (1974)


  • Moscow Bar Association
  • Russian Association of International Law
  • Editorial Advisory Council of International Arbitration Law Review (published in London)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)


  • The Best Lawyers

Language skills:

  • English
  • German
  • French



All Insights
Overview of the New Legislation on Arbitration in Russia
The Hague Principles of Choice of Law Applicable to International Commercial Contracts
Ivan Zykin Gives Interview to “Tretejski Sud” on the Occasion of ICAC’s 80th Anniversary