Sergejs Dilevka

Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants


United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

International investment, construction, and commercial arbitration;
International and corporate finance;
Investment treaties and commercial agreements;
White collar crime.


Legal Practice Course (LPC), College of Law, London (Corporate Route; Commendation), 2011 – 2012;
LLM (International Business Law), Queen Mary, University of London (Merit), 2008 – 2010;
LLB (Honours), University of Bedfordshire (2:1), 2005 – 2008;
Finance, Moscow State University, 2002 – 2005.

“Arbitration in the United Arab Emirates”, RAA’s journal (Russian language section), 2021;
“Dubai Courts Revise Judicial Practice Regarding Rate of Interest”, 2001, Galadari Law Insights;
“Uzbekistan Adopts Law on International Commercial Arbitration”, 2021, Kluwer Arbitration Blog;
“Use of modern technology in arbitration: evolution through necessity”, 2020, Al Tamimi & Company Law Update / Lexology;
GAR Know how: Commercial Arbitration 2020, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2020, Global Arbitration Review;
GAR Know how: Commercial Arbitration 2020, United Arab Emirates, 2020, Global Arbitration Review;
GAR Know how: Commercial Arbitration 2019, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2019, Global Arbitration Review;
Russian translation of UAE Federal Law No. 6 of 2018 on Arbitration (UAE Arbitration Law); 2019, Al Tamimi & Company / Russian Arbitration Association;
“Dubai International Arbitration Centre Founding Statute Revised: What has Changed?”, 2019, Al Tamimi & Company Law Update / Kluwer Arbitration Blog;
“So You Think You Can… Enforce an Arbitral Award in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?”, 2018, Al Tamimi & Company Law Update / Kluwer Arbitration Blog;
“Artificial Intelligence and International Arbitration: Going Beyond E-mail”, 2018, Al Tamimi & Company Law Update;
“Protecting Foreign Direct Investment in the Middle East Through Investment Treaties and International Arbitration”, 2018, Al Tamimi & Company Law Update;
“Investment Treaty Arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty”, 2017, Lexis PSL;
“Arbitration Claims by Ukrainian Investors under the Russia-Ukraine BIT: between Crimea and a Hard Place?”, 2016, CIS Arbitration Forum;
“Mr Pugachev’s Multi-Billion Dollar Claim and One Insurmountable Hurdle”, 2015, CIS Arbitration Forum;
“The Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution”, 2015, IBA Arbitration News;
“Attachment of Russia Owned Assets in Belgium”, 2015, RAA;
“South Stream Intergovernmental Agreements: A Compendium”, 2014 (Co-authored);
“The Suspended Bulgarian Bill for Amendments of the Energy Act: Political Gambit or Genuine Concern”, September 2014 (Co-authored), IBA Oil & Gas Law Newsletter;
Series of Notes on the Energy Charter Treaty, 2014-2015 (Co-authored).

Speaker, “Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution”, ICC YAF, November 2021;
Speaker, “Enforcement and Challenges to Arbitral Awards in the Middle East”, The Oath Magazine, August 2021;
Lecturer, Monthly CLPD Course “Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in the United Arab Emirates: Onshore, DIFC, ADGM”, The Government of Dubai legal Affairs Department, June 2021 – Present;
Arbitrator, 12th Moscow Pre-Moot, March 2021;
Speaker, ICC YAF Seminar “Tribunal Secretaries: the Young Practitioners’ Guide”; Dubai Arbitration Week, 2019;
Organisation Committee Member, Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop, Dubai Arbitration Week, 2019;
Organiser, Islamic Finance Conference, MC Academy/CIArb, Manama (Bahrain), 2016;
Speaker, Energy and Arbitration, AIA, Brussels, 2016;
Speaker, Yukos Panel Discussion, Shepherd and Wedderburn, London, 2016;
Arbitrator, IV ICC Lex Mercatoria, Minsk, 2015;
Arbitrator, 22nd Vis Moot pre-moots, Riga-Amman-Moscow, 2015;
Speaker, Young Members Group Annual Conference, CIArb, London, 2014;
Organiser, Sir Elihu Lauterpacht Lecture Series on the Administration of International Justice, Brussels, 2012.

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb);
New York State Bar Association (NYSBA);
Dubai Legal Affairs Department (DLAD; CLPD Lecturer);
Dubai International Arbitration Centre (Arbitrator);
Ukrainian Arbitration Association (Arbitrator).

I have more than 13 years of experience in advising and representing multinational companies and high-net-worth individuals in a wide range of complex institutional (ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, SCC, SCIA, DIAC, GCC CAC) and ad hoc international and domestic arbitration proceedings. My experience covers a wide range of industries, sectors, and types of disputes, including commerce, real estate, transportation, energy, construction, and franchise and distribution agreements.

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