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Disciplinary Tribunal Decisions

Pursuant to paragraph 12 of the Schedule to the Bye-Laws of CIArb, the Board of Trustees has the power to publish a report of any proceedings taken by the Institute against or in connection with a member.

Such a report may contain information which identifies those persons taking part in any such proceedings.

The Board of Trustees has resolved to publish reports in relation to the following individuals:

Andriy Astapov, July 2015

Wednesday 06 January 2016

Disciplinary Proceedings against a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

In October 2013, the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) referred a charge of misconduct within the meaning of paragraph 15.2 of the Institute’s Bye-Laws lodged against Mr Andriy Astapov, a Fellow of the Institute, to a Disciplinary Tribunal.

The complaint lodged concerned alleged false representations made by Mr Astapov relating to the engagement of an expert in Kazak tax law arising from legal action which included an ICSID Arbitration brought against the Republic of Kazakhstan. 4 charges of misconduct were drawn up against Mr Astapov.

The Disciplinary Hearing took place on 29 May 2015. The decision of the Disciplinary Tribunal was issued on 20 July 2015.

The Disciplinary Tribunal found that all four charges against Mr Astapov had been proved and that Mr Astapov be expelled from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators with immediate effect. Furthermore it held that he shall pay to the Institute the sum of £25,000 towards the costs incurred by the Institute.

The Board of Trustees of the Institute has the power to publish a report of any proceedings taken against or in connection with a member. At its winter meeting in 2015, the Board of Trustees resolved to publish the decision of the Disciplinary Tribunal for a period of six months or until the costs position had been resolved, whichever is the latter and to report the decision in the next edition of the Journal.

A copy of the final decision is available: Tribunal final decision Andriy Astapov July 2015