Sergei Lebedev | Biography
In 1963 got the degree of candidate of legal sciences at the Moscow Institute of International Relations, where now is an honored professor and for 30 years was the Head of Private International and Civil Law Department;
From 1972 till 2012 the President of the Maritime Arbitration Commission, also a member of the Presidium of the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; on a panel of several foreign arbitral institutions, also Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, earlier a member of LCIA court, now of the Company;
Acted as arbitrator in more than 600 maritime, commercial, construction, corporative, investment cases, in Russia and abroad, particularly in Stockholm, Warsaw, London, Beijing, Kiev, Helsinki, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Minsk;
Participated in the work of international organizations, including UNCITRAL (since 1970), Council of Mutual Economic Assistance, International Council for Commercial Arbitration (Honoured Vice-President), UN Compensation Commission (1993/1999 member of a Panel), Economic Commission for Europe, the Hague Conference of Private International Law; from 2005 a member of the Executive Council of the International Maritime Committee;
Delegate to diplomatic and other conferences for adoption of conventions and other instruments relating to sale of goods (New York, 1974, Vienna, 1980, The Hague, 1985), arbitration and conciliation (1972, 1976, 1985, 1998, 2006, 2010), maritime law, in particular on carriage of goods by sea (1978), liability of transport terminal operators (1991), new Convention of 2008 (Ro-Ro Rules), etc;
Books, articles and other publications on private international law, comparative civil law, legal matters of international commerce, maritime law, arbitration;
Lectures in various institutions at home and abroad, including the Hague Academy of International Law; reporter at various international congresses and conferences;
Vice-president of the two Russian Associations: of International Law and of Maritime Law;
Several awards, including the Order “Friendship among the Peoples”, Swedish Royal Order “Commander of Polar Star” (2003);
Honoured Jurist of the Russian Federation (1994); ex-member of the Russian President’s Council for Judicial Reforms (appointed by the President’s Decrees in 1996, reappointed in 2000 and 2004).
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