Vera Bykova is an Associate in our International Arbitration Group. Her main areas of practice are international commercial and investment arbitration, as well as international sports disputes. Vera has advised and represented clients in a number of international arbitrations under a variety of arbitration rules (including the ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, and ICAC Rules) and complex cross-border litigations in different jurisdictions. She has also represented parties in commercial litigation and arbitration related proceedings before Russian courts.


Professional Experience
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Arbitration Trainee at a Geneva-based law firm
Arbitration Trainee at Schellenberg Wittmer
Attorney-at-Law at Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners (Moscow)
Trainee Lawyer at Kulkov, Kolotilov and Partners (Moscow)
Trainee Lawyer at White & Case (Moscow)
Education and Admission
LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and University of Geneva
Bar Admission in Russia
Master of Law, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
Bachelor of Law, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Moscow
Additional Professional Activities
  • Coach of the FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) moot court team of the Higher School of Economics (Moscow)
  • Coach of the Willem C. Vis moot court team of the Russian School of Private Law (Moscow)

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