Andrey Kotelnikov
Title: Dr
First Name: Andrey
Surname: Kotelnikov
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263940

Duties and Responsibilities

Dr Andrey Kotelnikov is a Lecturer in the Law School. He is a Module Coordinator for Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Law modules and a Course Leader for Postgraduate Certificate in Mediation. Andrey also teaches a number of other subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including Advanced Business Law, the Law of Obligations and Evidence. He is an arbitrator and a coach of RGU’s mooting team in Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition (Vienna).

Academic Background

Prior to joining the Law School, Andrey spent seven years practicing contract and commercial law in a mid-managerial role with an in-house legal team of one of the Russia’s major natural monopolies in the energy sector. During that period he also taught domestic and comparative litigation and international commercial arbitration in the Urals State Law Academy. He is a graduate of Central European University (Budapest), holds an LL.M in International Business Law from the University of Manchester (UK), and a PhD from the USLA.

Research Interests

  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Comparative Civil Justice and Procedure
  • Investment Arbitration
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • International Business Law


Books/Book chapters

‘Civil Procedure in Foreign Countries’ (with Reshetnikova I.V., Branovitsky K.L.) InfoTropic Media, 2013.

‘Commentary to the Law of Russian Federation “On International Commercial Arbitration” (with Abova T.E. and others) / Komarov A.S., Lebedev S.N., Musin V.A., eds. Saint-Petersburg, 2007.

Conference Papers

‘Yukos Case: Background and Main Issues’. Energy Arbitration Conference, Edinburgh, 29 October 2015.

‘Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Region: Status Quo and Avenues for Development’. 9th session of the Euro-Asian Juridical Congress, 18-19 June 2015, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

‘International Commercial Arbitration and Economic Sanctions’. International conference ‘Settlement of International Trade Disputes in the Region of the Caucasus and Central Asia’, 28-29 November 2014, Kiel, Germany.

‘Investment Arbitration: the Review of Recent Cases against the Member States of the Eurasian Economic Community and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.’ 7th session of the Euro-Asian Juridical Congress, 6-7 June 2013, Ekaterinburg, Russia.


Eleven Good Years for International Commercial Arbitration in Russia: The Legacy of the Supreme Commercial Court’ (book review note) III (2015) 3 Russian Law Journal 152.

‘ The Experience of Teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution in the UK’ // Treteysky Sud Journal. No 4 (100) 2015, 116.

‘Expert opinion of the Civil Procedure Department of the Urals State Law Academy on the request of the Constitutional Court of Russian Federation (arbitration and real property)’ (with Yarkov V.V., Kurochkin S.A) // Treteysky Sud Journal. 2011. No 2 (74).

‘Trade Marks and Visual Replicas of Branded Merchandise in Virtual Worlds’ (2008) 1 IPQ 110.

‘Clause-by-Clause Practical Commentary to the Law of Russian Federation “On International Commercial Arbitration” // Treteysky Sud Journal. 2006. No 1, No 2 (with Abova T.E. and others).

‘International Arbitration: Territorial, Logical and Chronological Aspects in Legal Practice’ // Russian Yearbook of Civil and Arbitration Procedure. 2004. No 3.

‘Positive Effect of Arbitration Agreement’ // Lawyer Journal. 2004. No 6.

‘Negative Effect of Arbitration Agreement’// Arbitration and Civil Procedure. 2004. No 8.

‘Arbitration Agreement: Legal Nature and Effects’ // Arbitration and Civil Procedure. 2004. No 6.

‘Arbitration Agreement and a Lawsuit on the Merits in a State Court’ // Treteysky Sud Journal. 2004. No 2.