Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

International Arbitration Department

UK-wide
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What the team is known for Impressive commercial disputes practice that combines energy and natural resources expertise with strong capabilities in Russia, the CIS and the Middle East. Offers several dual-qualified lawyers, with team members admitted to practice in New York, Russia and Italy. Also noted for its significant advocacy capabilities. Highly proficient in LCIA and ICC arbitrations.

Strengths Commentators note: "It's a very good and responsive team."

Notable practitioners


George Burn
carries out substantial work in commercial arbitrations and demonstrates expertise across a range of industries including construction, infrastructure and energy. He acts in disputes seated across the globe and under a range of arbitral rules.
"He's very tactically astute in arbitration, really eloquent and makes extremely good submissions in hearings." "He is a go-to person in international arbitrations, due to both his incredible ability and his wealth of experience."


Roman Khodykin
draws significant praise for his expertise in Russian law, and is highly sought by Russian and CIS entities to handle LCIA arbitrations. His practice as counsel is complemented by his regular appointments as arbitrator.
"An excellent strategic lawyer with a strong Russian and CIS-based clientele." "He is absolutely great. His client-handling skills are amazing and he is a fantastic advocate."