Ilya Nikiforov is a distinguished figure in the world of international arbitration and a founding member of the renowned law firm, EPAM Law Offices. With a vast network of offices across Russia, Belarus, and associated offices in the UAE, Kyrgyzstan, and Cyprus, the firm’s arbitration team is regarded as one of Russia’s top (co-)counsel. As a leading practitioner, Ilya Nikiforov is recognised for his deep theoretical knowledge, extensive experience, and pragmatic approach to handling complex disputes in finance, energy, construction, and technology arbitration. Praised as a Thought Leader in International Arbitration by Who is Who.
Chambers Global has recognised Ilya Nikiforov as an Eminent Practitioner. In addition to his fluency in English, Ilya has lived and worked in the USA, exposing him to other nations’ business customs, ethics, and culture. He serves as an officer on the board of the Russian Arbitration Association.
Ilya Nikiforov has been appointed an officer of several international organisations, including the ICC Commission on Arbitration, the LCIA European Users’ Council, and the ABA Eurasia Committee. He has also served as Vice-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee and a member of an Executive Committee member of the Swedish Arbitration Association. Ilya Nikiforov is listed as an arbitrator by various institutions worldwide, including ICDR, SIAC, HKIAC, KCAB, VIAC, and ICAC (Moscow). As an adjunct lecturer at St. Petersburg State University Law School, he has co-authored a commentary on the Russian Civil Code and written books on UNCITRAL rules and FIDIC contracts.