Yaroslav Petrov

Contact Information: yaroslav.petrov@asterslaw.com

Year of birth: 1983

Citizenship: Ukraine


  • 2007 - LL.M, International Arbitration, University of Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2006 – Master Degree, Business Law, Donetsk National University, Ukraine
  • 2004 - Course of International Business Management, University of Nebraska, Omaha, United States

Science Degree, academic or other. Title: LL.M, attorney-at-law


  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
  • English


  • International arbitration
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Energy

Professional experience:

  • Partner at Asters
  • Before joining Asters worked as a lawyer in the law firm "Volkov and Partners", Baker & McKenzie CIS Limited, CMS Cameron McKenna LLC, as well as an intern in the company Shell Ukraine Exploration and Production LLC

Arbitration experience:

  • advised clients on various aspects related to international and commercial arbitration
  • preparing arbitration clauses
  • represented clients in arbitrations under the rules of the ICAC at the UCCI, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the American Arbitration Chamber and VIAC 
  • advised clients with respect to global dispute resolution strategy purporting to protect its investments to Ukraine under the Product Sharing Agreement using international commercial, investment arbitration and arbitration under the procedures provided by the Energy Charter Treaty
  • participated in the preparation of expert opinions on the Ukrainian law for international commercial arbitration
  • participated in the development of a global strategy to resolve the dispute under the agreement on the distribution of products
  • representation of clients in investment arbitration


Author and co-author of a number of publications on international commercial arbitration, including:

  • Reducing the investment risks – Yuryst&Zakon – #37, October 2016
  • Enforcement of Emergency Arbitrator’s Award in Ukraine – Yuridicheskaya Practika. – 2016. – No.29. – 26 July. – p.1
  • The Chamber of mind – Yuridicheskaya Praktika – 2016 – No.9(949) – 1 March – p.19
  • Ukrainian Arbitration Association – Yurydychna Gazeta. – 2014. – No.5-6. – 4 February. – p.29
  • ICSID: Afterword – Yurydychna Gazeta. – 2012. – No.41-42. – 16 October. – p.1, 27-28
  • The Dispute Resolution Review. Ukraine – The Dispute Resolution Review. – Law Business Research. – Fourth edition. – 2012
  • National reporter for  Ukraine to KluwerArbitration.com, WorldArbitration Reporter.

Membership in professional organizations and associations:

  • Board Member of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association, Secretary General (2013-2017)
  • Ukrainian Bar Association
  • ICDR Young & International
  • LCIA Young International Arbitration Group, regional representative in Ukraine

Arbitrator's listing:

  • Vienna International Arbitration Center (VIAC);
  • Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration (VCCA);
  • Lithuanian Arbitration Court;Georgian International Arbitration Centre; 
  • Georgian International Arbitration Centre;
  • Court of Arbitration at the Confederation of Lewiatan (Poland);
  • Kazakhstan International Arbitration.

Mediator's listing:

  • Energy Community’s Dispute Resolution Panel of Mediators

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