April 20, 2017 RAA held its annual general meeting of members in Moscow. Inter alia the Arbitration Association members gathered to elect the bodies of RAA. INTEGRITES Partner Olena Perepelynska was elected a member of the RAA Board.
The Russian Arbitration Association was founded in April 2013 in Moscow to unite legal practitioners, law firms and academics. The Association represents broad interests of the business, legal and education communities involved in the alternative dispute resolution in Russia and the CIS.
The main objective of the Association is cooperation in the development of arbitration in the Russian Federation and the CIS countries, popularizing Russia as a venue for arbitration, promotion of Russian arbitrators at national and international levels within the arbitration context, as well as the promotion of foreign arbitrators interested in arbitral proceedings, directly or indirectly relating to Russia and the CIS countries.
Global Arbitration Review Guide to Regional Arbitration for several times denoted RAA among ‘worth a closer look’ arbitration centers in Eastern Europe.
The RAA Board is a permanent collegial body of the Arbitration Association, elected by the General Meeting of RAA Members for 3 year term. According to the results of voting on 20 April 2017, 13 leading arbitration practitioners from the Russian Federation and other countries have been elected to the RAA Board. One of them was the partner and head of CIS Arbitration Practice at Integrites – Olena Perepelynska.
Olena Perepelynska has acted as counsel or arbitrator in over 100 arbitral proceedings under various arbitration rules of the world leading arbitration institutions. Olena is the President of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association, the Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and included in the lists of arbitrators of the leading arbitral institutions of Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Poland, Romania and Vietnam. The leading world rankings Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2017, Best Lawyers International 2017, Chambers Europe 2017, Chambers Global 2017, Legal 500 (2017) recommend Olena as a specialist in the area of international arbitration and dispute resolution.
Integrites was founded in 2005. The firm provides comprehensive legal support through its own offices in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and representative offices in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and China.