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Aleksandre Khrapoutski

Advocate, partner
Head of the international arbitration practice

Career: In practice since 1995.

Languages: Belarusian, Russian, English


a.khrapoutski@lextorre.com
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EXPERTISE
  • International Commercial and Investment Arbitration
  • Energy and Infrastructure
  • Contract Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction
  • Banking and Finance

BAR ADMISSION
Member of the Minsk Bar Association.

ARBITRATION EXPERIENCE
Alexandre Khrapoutski involved in international commercial arbitration since 2000. He participated in more than 50 arbitral proceedings as chairman of tribunal, sole arbitrator, party-appointed arbitrator and counsel under the arbitration rules of ICC, SCC, VIAC, Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

PANELS OF ARBITRATORS
  • ICSID
  • International Arbitration Court at the Belarusian Сhamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Vienna International Arbitral Centre
  • The Asian International Arbitration Centre
  • Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration
  • Court of Arbitration Lewiatan
  • International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC)
  • Board Member, Ukrainian Arbitration Association (UAA)
  • Vice Chairman of the Russian Arbitration Association (RAA)

PROMOTIONAL AND OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Founder and organizing committee co-chairman of Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum (EEDRF, Minsk, Belarus).
  • Organizer of the first ICC YAF events in Belarus.
Chambers Global - Dispute Resolution 2019 – Belarus. Band 1:

"Alexandre Khrapoutski joined Lex Torre Law office from SBH Law Offices in May 2019. He is one of the leading figures for dispute resolution, best recognised for his arbitration prowess. His practice covers international arbitration mandates, where he acts as counsel and arbitrator. Sources note that he is "approachable and adaptable to the client's needs."
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
Every year international independent rankings acknowledge Alexandre Khrapoutski as one of the best Belarusian lawyers in areas of Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration, Banking and Finance. As an example, the following rankings can be mentioned:
  • Who's Who Legal: Arbitration - Future Leaders-Partners
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers
  • International Financial Law Review's Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law firms
  • The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa
  • The International Who's Who Legal
      EDUCATION
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      • Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus), Law Faculty, 1995. Honors: cum laude.
      • Central European University (Budapest, Hungary). Course «Review of International Disputes in the WTO and international commercial arbitration», 1999
      • Friedrich-Alexandre-University Erlangen Nurnberg (Erlangen, Germany). Probation within the program Tempus, 2000.
      • Karl-Franzens University (Graz, Austria). Probation within the program Tempus, 2001.
      • Community Connections Business Program (Minneaplois, USA), 2004.
      • ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy Course, 2011-2013.
      EXPERIENCE
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      Participation as an arbitrator in a dispute in the sphere of the construction in an amount of more than 30 million dollars under the Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).

      Participation as an arbitrator in a dispute on supply of the petroleum products in the amount of 10 million dollars under the Rules of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

      Participation as an arbitrator in a dispute on supply of the petroleum products under the English law according to the Rules of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

      Representing of the interests of the Belarusian systemic enterprise in a dispute arising from the contract on equipment supply under the Rules of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

      Representation of the Croatian company in a dispute with a Belarusian contractor, arising from a construction contract.

      Consultations of a Belarusian state-owned enterprise on initiating an arbitration proceedings at the Singapore International Arbitration Center on a dispute arising from a supply contract with an Indonesian counterparty.

      Representation of interests of a subsidiary of a large energy company at the pre-arbitration stage of the resolution of a dispute arising from a construction contract.

      Consultations of a Belarusian systemic enterprise on a complex analysis of the relations with a counterparty and preparation of the legal opinion with the risks evaluation and possible directions for potential arbitration in one of the European arbitration centers.

      Consultations of the client on questions, related to the consideration of the dispute in the ICC International Court of Arbitration, arising from the contract for the construction of the roads in the Republic of Belarus.

      Representation of a Lithuanian company in a Vilnius commercial arbitration court in a dispute, related to the compulsion to execute a distribution contract.

      Advising a major Belarusian insurance company on a dispute arising from an obligatory insurance contract concluded with a North Korean state company in the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).

      Representation of a major manufacturer of elevator equipment in the International Arbitration Court at the BelCCI in a dispute with a Belarusian customer related to the construction of the building of the National Library of the Republic of Belarus.

      Legal services on the interests of the customer (shopping and entertainment center) in the framework of pre-arbitration settlement of the dispute with the general contractor as part of a possible arbitration in Switzerland.

      Providing advice to a foreign law firm on arbitration (ICSID) arising from a relationship of investing in one of the Belarusian enterprises.

      Conducting an LDD investment company to identify pre-trial (pre-arbitration) risks and the possibility of a dispute in the general contracting organization.

      Representation of the clients' interests on the recognition and enforcement of a number of decisions of international arbitration institutions of the CIS and Europe.