Roman Khodykin

Partner, International Arbitration

"He is one of the foremost Russian litigators visible in international cases" Chambers Europe
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Biography

Roman is an arbitration specialist with extensive experience in national and cross-border matters, with particular emphasis on shareholder and energy disputes. He holds a Ph. D in Conflict of Laws.

Roman is a Visiting Professor in the Centre for Commercial Law at Queen Mary University of London. He has also lectured at Clare College, Cambridge University, l’Université Paris-Saclay (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin) and Exeter University. 

Additionally, in 2015-2018  Roman was an alternative member of the ICC Court of International Arbitration in Paris. 

In recent years Roman has advised on a multi-million dollar ICSID investment treaty arbitration against the Republic of Kazakhstan, and acted in LCIA, ICC, AAA and MKAS arbitrations. Roman also represented athletes before the Ad Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Roman is a dual qualified solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and a Russian advocate.

For several years running, Roman has been highly recommended as one of the leading international arbitration lawyers both in Russia and UK by Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 Guides. He is also recognised by peers in the Best Lawyers 2019 Edition in Arbitration and Mediation, International Arbitration and Litigation. Clients describe Roman as “commercially focused, the go-to person in London when a case has a Russian aspect” (Chambers Europe, 2018) and “tremendously hard working and goal-oriented, he delivers the best possible service at all times” (The Legal 500, 2018).

Roman has recently authored two books:

  • Arbitration Law of Russia: Practice and Procedure and
  • The System of English Civil Process, Russian edition.

He also regularly writes on the subject of arbitration, most recently his articles include Why is class arbitration unpopular across the pond? for the Fordham Papers, and Interaction between Russia and England in Civil Procedure for European Business Law Review.