Professor Sergei Lebedev

Current positions and relevant former positions

  • Professor of law at Moscow Institute of International Relations
  • Head of Private International and Civil Law Department
  • President of the Maritime Arbitration Commission since 1972
  • Member of the Presidium of the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Member of panels of several foreign arbitral institutions
  • Acted in more than 600 arbitral cases in Russia and abroad, particularly in Stockholm, Warsaw, London Beijing, Kiev, Helsinki, Geneva and Zurich
  • Honoured Jurist of the Russian Federation (1994)
  • Member of the Russian President’s Council for Judicial Reforms since 1996

Participation in International Organisations

  • UNCITRAL (since 1970)
  • Council of Mutual Economic Assistance
  • International Council for Commercial Arbitration (Vice-President)
  • UN Compensation Commission (1993/1999 member of Panel)
  • Economic Commission for Europe
  • Hague Conference of Private International Law
  • Member of the Executive Council of the International Maritime Committee since 2005
  • Association of Maritime Law - Russia (Vice President)
  • Association of International Law - Russia (Vice President)

Diplomatic and Other Conferences

  • Convention on the Sale of Goods (New York, 1974, Vienna, 1980, The Hague, 1985)
  • Conventions on Arbitration (1972, 1976, 1985, 1998)
  • Conventions on Maritime Law, in particular on Carriage of Goods by Sea (1978)
  • Liability of Transport Terminal Operators (1991)


  • Books, articles and other publications on private international law, comparative civil law, legal matters of international commerce, maritime law, arbitration



  • Order “Friendship among the Peoples”
  • Swedish Royal Order “Commander of Polar Star” (2003)