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England & Wales

Russian Federation



St. Edmund's College

Cambridge University

LLM (Commercial)

Cambridge, England (1997)


Tulane University 

School of Law

MLA (Admiralty)

New Orleans, USA (1995)


University of Latvia

Faculty of Law

BCL & MA (Jurisprudence), Riga, Latvia (1986)


Professional Education


St. Anne's College

University of Oxford, England

Diploma (CIArb), 2012

Tulane Law School

New Orleans, USA

Diploma (Arbitration), 1995


Selwyn College

Cambridge University, England

Certificate (Shipping), 1993





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Norair Babadjanian


Norair Babadjanian is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales and a Russian Advocate specialising in international dispute resolution.  He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and of the London Court of International Arbitration Users' Council (LCIA), as well as a supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitrators' Association (LMAA).  


Norair is regularly appointed as a counsel in complex evidence heavy multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes conducted in major European, North American and South-East Asian litigation centres, as well as under the auspices of the leading arbitral institutions such as the LCIA and LMAA (London), ICC (Paris), SCC (Stockholm), VIAC (Vienna), ICDR (New York), and ICSID (Washington, DC).  


Norair's professional career includes training with Healy & Baillie LLP, a Wall Street law firm in New York, and seven years of associateship with Ince & Co LLP, a premier City of London international commercial practice.  He was the head of Moscow operations at DLA Weiss Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH in Vienna at the launch of their Russian endeavour in 2004, and then the Moscow partner head of DLA Piper's international dispute resolution group in Russia & CIS.  Norair had subsequently joined the London and Moscow offices of Dewey & LeBoeuf, a white shoe New York law firm, as the head of the firm's international dispute resolution effort in Russia & CIS. Until 2013 he practised at 12 Gray's Inn Square Chambers spearheaded by late Arthur Marriott QC, a forefather of modern English arbitration.


Norair is also engaged as a part-time lecturer at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MGIMO-University).




  • "Arbitration in Switzerland: ad hoc notes" / Russian Arbitration Association (Moscow, 2015) Co-author;

  • "Definition of an 'Investment' in ICSID Context" / State Registration Chambers' Reporter of the Russian Ministry of Justice (Moscow, 2014) Co-author;

  • "Russian Investments Abroad: Remedies of Protection" / State Registration Chambers' Reporter of the Russian Ministry of Justice (Moscow, 2013) Co-author;

  • "Russian Insurance Law" / Euromoney (London, 2000) Co-author;

  • "Insurance Law and Regulation in the Russian Federation" / International Business Lawyer (London, 1998) Co-author;

  • "Brussels Convention on Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters: Flaws Discussed" / Journal of International Law (Moscow, 1997) Monograph;

  • "The Maritime Code of Latvia: An Introduction" / International Journal of Shipping Law (London, 1997) Monograph


Recommended Arbitrator


  • Vienna International Arbitral Centre (Vienna, Austria);

  • Santiago Arbitration and Mediation Center (Santiago, Chile);

  • Cairo Regional Centre for International Arbitration (Cairo, Egypt);

  • Dispute Resolution Centre (Tbilisi, Georgia);

  • German Institution of Arbitration (Cologne, Germany);

  • German Maritime Arbitration Association (Hamburg, Germany);

  • Indonesian National Arbitration Board (Jakarta, Indonesia);

  • BANI Arbitration Centre (Jakarta, Indonesia);

  • Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre (Tehran, Iran);

  • Milan Arbitration Chamber (Milan, Italy);

  • Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (Tokyo, Japan);

  • Kazakhstan International Arbitrage (Almaty, Kazakhstan);

  • Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (Seoul, Korea);

  • Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre For Arbitration (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia);

  • Arbitration Centre of Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico);

  • Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (Dubai, UAE);

  • UCCI Maritime Arbitration Commission (Kiev, Ukraine)


Speaking Engagements


  • "Disclosure: Civil Law vs. Common Law and Leveling the Playing Field"

        CIArb Oxford Diploma Conference

        Keble College, University of Oxford, England (2015);

  • "International Investment Arbitration" and "History & Principles of LLoyd's of London"  

        Financial System Mediator's Conference

        Yerevan, Armenia (2015);

  • "Appointment of Arbitrators"

        ICC Young Arbitrators' Forum

        Moscow, Russia (2014);

  • "English Contract Law" and "Civil Litigation in England & Wales"

         American University of Armenia

         Yerevan, Armenia (2010);

  • "Public International Law"

        Caucasus Institute

        Yerevan, Armenia (2009);

  • "International Maritime Law"

        Stockholm School of Economics / Riga Graduate School of Law

        Riga, Latvia (2002);

  • "International Maritime Law" and "The Law of Insurance Contracts"

        Moscow Finance Academy

        Moscow, Russia (1998-2001)



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