On 23-24 February 2012, the conference “International Dispute Resolution Involving Russian and CIS Companies. Practical issues faced by external legal advisers and in-house counsels involved in cross-border dispute resolution” took place in London. Among the participants of the conference were in-house lawyers, counsels, solicitors and the representatives of the judicial community from RF, Ukraine and Great Britain. The leading practitioners provided their insights and knowledge of recent experiences in resolving transnational disputes and discussed the peculiarities of cases involving Russian and CIS companies.The list of the themes, which were discussed, addressed actual problems issues of international dispute resolution, including:•Conflicts and challenges of arbitrators related to their professional activity;•Investment treaty arbitration;•Commercial interests protection in the European Court for Human Rights;•Building effective strategy for international disputes resolution;•Illegality in arbitration;•Interim relief in different jurisdictions;•Arbitrability of corporate disputes. The participants of the conference enjoyed the reports of high-professional speakers from all over the world, among whom the only representative from Ukraine was Tatyana Slipachuk, FCIArb, C.Arb, partner with Sayenko Kharenko, whose report on “Arbitrability of corporate dispute from Ukrainian perspective or anything is possible if a person believes” attracted attention of the audience, specifically in view of the latest development of the matter in Ukraine and Russian Federation.