For the last 10 years, Dmitri has been an international arbitration partner at Arnold & Porter, where he has played a key role in building the firm’s London office into a major investment and commercial arbitration hub, as well as in continuing the firm’s winning streak of 34 consecutive positive results for States in treaty disputes. He co-led the successful defence of Hungary in several landmark ICSID cases, including Electrabel, and of the Czech Republic in six “solar” arbitrations under UNCITRAL Rules.
Dmitri has served as counsel in dozens of commercial and investor-state disputes in energy, mining, infrastructure, banking, telecommunications and other sectors, including over 25 ICSID and UNCITRAL investment treaty cases on behalf of foreign investors and numerous states across Latin America, Europe and Asia. He also acts for the European Commission in amicus curiae submissions before the US federal courts in proceedings arising from intra-EU investment treaty disputes.
Dmitri serves as vice chair of the board of the Arbitration Institute of the SCC, one of the leading investor-state and commercial arbitration institutions in the world. Dmitri is also a member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and frequently serves as an arbitrator in commercial matters under LCIA, ICC and other major arbitration rules.
In addition, he is an adjunct professor of law at Pepperdine University and has written and lectured extensively on various arbitration, public international law, and anti-corruption subjects.
Dmitri received his JD magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as publishing editor of the Harvard Law Review. Dmitri is Russian-English bilingual, fluent in Spanish and highly proficient in French.