Baiju Vasani - Ivanyan & Partners
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Baiju Vasani

partner
Moscow
For nearly 20 years, Baiju has focused exclusively on international arbitration matters. He has served as counsel and arbitrator (sole, wing, and chair) in international arbitrations involving ICSID, ICC, LCIA, ICDR, SIAC, HKIAC, UNCITRAL Rules, bilateral investment treaties (BITs), the Energy Charter Treaty, NAFTA, DR-CAFTA, and public international law. He has also advised states on the negotiation and drafting of investment treaties, and investors on the (re)structuring of their investments for maximum treaty protection consonant with tax and corporate governance strategies.

Baiju is a Senior Fellow of SOAS, University of London, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and sits on the panel of several arbitral institutions, including ICSID.

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Representing the Russian Federation in several investment treaty arbitrations brought by Ukrainian investors over the alleged expropriation of their assets in Crimea (2019-present)

Represented a Canadian company and individual in an UNCITRAL arbitration against Kazakhstan in relation to their investment in the country’s uranium mining industry (2010-2019)

Represented twelve Kazakh nationals in an ICSID arbitration against Uzbekistan in relation to their investment in the country’s cement industry (2012-2019)

Represented a Turkish company and individuals in an ICSID arbitration against Uzbekistan in relation to their investment in the country’s national gas industry (2013-2019)

Represented a Canadian company in an ICSID arbitration against Kazakhstan in relation to its investment in the country’s gold mining industry (2014-2019)

Represented a Canadian company in an UNCITRAL arbitration against Kazakhstan in relation to their investment in the country’s gold mining industry (2015-2019)

Represented the Republic of Kyrgyzstan in an ICSID Additional Facility arbitration brought by Uzbek investors in relation to investment in the country’s hospitality sector (2016-2019)

Represented an Estonian company in an ICSID arbitration against Kazakhstan in relation to its investment in the country’s construction industry (2017-2019)