Maxim Osadchiy is an associate in the London office and a member of the International Dispute Resolution Group. His practice focuses on commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, with a particular focus on mining, construction and energy disputes. He has represented clients in complex international proceedings under LCIA, ICC, SCC and VIAC rules and has experience in investment treaty disputes under ICSID and UNCITRAL rules involving parties from CIS and Eastern Europe.

Mr. Osadchiy joined Debevoise in 2017. He started his career as a transactional lawyer in the Moscow office of a magic circle law firm, where he handled some of the largest infrastructure development projects in the post-Soviet Union space as well as a range of complex, commercially significant M&A transactions in the region. Following his decision to concentrate on international dispute settlement, he joined the LCIA, where he gained unique insights into the application of the LCIA Rules and day-to-day operations of the Institution. He continued developing his arbitration career at the same magic circle law firm in Paris and (more recently) London.

Mr. Osadchiy also spent time at a premier funder of high-value commercial claims. The first private practice secondee to join a major litigation funder, he supported the team during all phases of the funding process including claim assessment and negotiation of funding terms.

Mr. Osadchiy graduated from the Russian Academy of Justice and obtained an LL.M. from Columbia Law School. He also holds a Master of Laws in Comparative Dispute and International Dispute Resolution from Queen Mary, University of London, where he graduated first in his specialisation. Whilst at Queen Mary, he was a research assistant to a prominent international arbitration academic and arbitrator.

Mr. Osadchiy’s recent publications include “The Guide to Energy Arbitrations - Third Edition: Compensation in Energy Arbitration,” Global Arbitration Review (January, 2019); “Emergency Relief in Investment Treaty Arbitration: A Word of Caution,” Journal of International Arbitration (2017); and “Winning by Design: An Outsider’s View on Third-Party Funding at Vannin Capital,” Funding in Focus (2017). He also assisted a leading arbitration practitioner in writing a chapter on interim measures in a major commentary on the LCIA Rules (2014).

Mr Osadchiy is a member of the New York Bar and is also admitted to practise in Russia. He is a native Russian speaker and is fluent in English.

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  • New York