Ilya Nikiforov

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Ilya Nikiforov
Born (1970-05-11)11 May 1970
Leningrad, USSR
Nationality Russian
Occupation Lawyer

Ilya Nikiforov (born 11 May 1970, Leningrad) is a Russian lawyer, founding member and managing partner at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners,[1] lecturer at the Department of Civil Law at Saint Petersburg State University School of Law.[2]

He is also a member of the Commission for Human Rights of the Association of Lawyers of Russia[3] and the editorial board of the journal “Treteyskiy Sud”.[4]

ABA (American Bar Association): Russia-Eurasia Committee Vice-Chair (2009- ).

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC): Arbitration Commission Member, Expert of Russian National Committee.[5]

International Bar Association (IBA): Arbitration Committee Vice-Chair (2008–2009), Secretary (2006–2008).[6]

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA):[7] European Users' Council, Councillor (2013 -).[8]

Contributed to production of Russian versions of IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration;[9] IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration;[10] Russia Arbitration Guide [11]

Ilya Nikiforov holds a distinct place in the Best Lawyers 2013 rating.[12] He has been recommended for a record-breaking 10 practice areas. These are arbitration and mediation, corporate, information technology, IP, international arbitration, investment, labor and employment, litigation, M&A and project finance.[13] [14]


  • Contributed to: Commentary to the Civil Code of the Russian Federation (ed. A.P.Sergeyev), parts 1-4 (Part 1, 2004, 2011; Part 2, 2005, 2011; Part 3, 2011; Part 4, 2007, 2012).
  • Contributed to: Civil Law. Textbook. Volumes 1, 2, 3. A.P. Sergeyev (ed.). Moscow, 2007, 2008, 2009.
  • Litigating in Europe: Is the System of Enforcing Judgments Effective? — Enforcement of Judgments in Russia // Dispute Resolution International. 2007. Vol.1. № 2.
  • Using FIDIC Contracts in Eastern Europe // International Construction Law Review. October 2000. LLP Publishing.[15]
  • Ilya Nikiforov, Elena Sokolova. International joint ventures — Russia // Joint ventures in the international arena. Second edition. ABA Section of International Law. 2010.
  • The Digest of Commercial Laws of the Russian Federation // Digests of Commercial Laws of the World. S. Kinsella, P. Comeaux, ed. Oceana. 1999—2005; 1998—2011.
  • Ilya Nikiforov, Alexander Gurkov. Russian Federation – International Commercial Arbitration // The Paris Journal of International Arbitration. 2011. № 1.
  • Ilya Nikiforov, Alexander Gurkov. Panorama of Eastern-European case law // The Paris Journal of International Arbitration. 2010/1.
  • Arbitration in the Russian Federation // International Commercial Arbitration Practice in the 21st Century, Paul Mason & Horacio Grigera-Naon (eds), Lexis-Nexis, 2010.