Maksim Zhukov

Maxim Zhukov, Advocate at Lex Torre Law Office
Career: In practice since 2013.

Languages: Belarusian, Russian, English, Italian
  • International Commercial and Investment Arbitration
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Protection and Defense of Intellectual Property
  • International trade
  • Contractual and Labor Law
  • Mediation

Member of the Minsk City Bar Association.

International commercial and investment arbitration is his main focus of specialization and expertise. In this sphere Maksim has extensive experience in advising, estimation of perspectives in arbitration proceedings and acting as a party's counsel in leading arbitration institutions (ICC, SCC, VIAC, LCIA, ICAC at Russian CCI, IAC at BelCCI).
    • Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus), Law Faculty.
    • Belarusian State University. Master of Law.
    • Training courses for mediators (Center for mediation and law).
    • Drafting numerous opinions on the prospects of arbitration at a number of leading arbitration institutions (VIAC, ICC, SCC, LCIA, ICAC at the RF CCI, IAC at the BelCCI, ICAC at the Ukrainian CCI), including application of foreign law.
    • Acting as a representative of a party in arbitration proceedings under the rules of ICC, SCC, ICAC at the RF CCI, the ICA at the BelCCI.
    • Working in a team of a national consultant of the Republic of Belarus in an investment dispute in ICSID against Delta Holding Belarus B.V.


    Mazim Zhukov is widely published on the topic of international commercial arbitration, litigation, commercial and contract law, intellectual property, investment and privatization, mass media and advertising, trade law, labour relations.
    Innovations in the regulation of arbitration courts in the Republic of Belarus, March 14, 2020
    In Belarus an arbitration court is the organization that is not a part of judicial system and is created to resolve disputes in the form of a permanent arbitration court or arbitration court, which is formed by agreement of parties to resolve a specific dispute. There is a separate regulation of the activities of arbitration and international arbitration courts (two separate laws have been adopted) in Belarus.
    The permanent arbitration court is a non-profit organization or a separate division of a legal entity. According to posted on the official website of Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus Register of arbitrators and permanent arbitration courts, three permanent arbitration courts created as non-profit organizations today as well as 26 permanent arbitration courts created as separate divisions of legal entities

      • M. Zhukov is co-author of Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform, the 16th edition in the series of the leading annual publication of the World Bank Group.
      • International justice in XXI century / E. Babkina [etc.] – Minsk: National Centre of Legislation and Legal Research of the Republic of Belarus with support of the Court of the Eurasian Economic Union, 2016. – M. Zhukov: Section «Arbitrability of cross-border relations in the sphere of intellectual property».
      Public activities
      • Speaker of the VI International Arbitration Readings in memory of Academician Igor Pobirchenko, Kyiv (October, 2019).
      • Speaker of the IX Western Ukrainian Legal Forum, organized by the Ukrainian Bar Association - presentation on "The Prague Rules or the Rules for Effective Organization of the Process in International Arbitration", Lviv, Ukraine (March, 2019).
      Special permit (license) for advocacy № 02240 / 2924 - 28.07.2017.

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