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Konstantin Christie is a partner at Peter & Kim, who specialises in complex international commercial disputes and arbitration under international treaties. For the past 14 years, his practice has focused on international commercial and investment arbitration, as well as disputes under public international law. A native Russian and English speaker, he regularly handles cases from Eastern Europe, Russia and the former CIS, and more recently stemming from the South East Asian region, seated in Singapore, Seoul and Tokyo.
He has acted in more than 45 arbitrations, stemming from a variety of industries, including oil, gas and electricity (with a particular emphasis on long-term supply agreements), as well as cases arising from extraction of natural resources, M&A and joint ventures. Based in Europe for many years, Konstantin often deals with cases under Swiss and other civil laws under the rules of most leading arbitral institutions, including the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the Swiss Arbitration Centre and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. Konstantin has been recommended in The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal, with peers noting that ‘Konstantin Christie boasts outstanding expertise in commercial and investment disputes and is held in particularly high esteem for his work in the energy sector’ and that ‘he has brilliant legal skills and abilities, and delivers outstanding results’. Konstantin was admitted to the New York Bar and the Massachusetts Bar in 2007, and trained in Geneva and Paris. He has a law degree (JD) from Suffolk University and a Bachelor of Science (criminal justice) degree from Northeastern University in Boston.
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