Conyers is pleased to announce that BVI Senior Associate Jane Fedotova has been recognised as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). Fellowship is the highest grade of membership awarded by the CIArb and confirms that Jane has been assessed by the Institute as having the utmost standards of arbitral knowledge, experience and proficiency in advising on and participating in dispute resolution processes. The accomplishment makes Jane just the eighth individual to be awarded the FCIArb designation in the BVI.
BVI Managing Partner, Mark Forte, commented: “I’m delighted to see Jane’s stellar arbitration expertise being lauded internationally. This well-deserved recognition bolsters our team’s already market-leading reputation for dispute resolution in the BVI and we look forward to continuing to be able to offer our clients an unsurpassed level of service in that space”.
Jane has developed an exemplary reputation in dispute resolution through her work in the UK and subsequently in the BVI, where her practice covers a wide range of commercial, insolvency and arbitration matters. Jane regularly advises clients on interim court measures including the appointment of receivers in support of ongoing foreign litigation and arbitration, and is experienced in the enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign judgments in the BVI. Her wide-ranging expertise also encompasses advising on complex, high value disputes and issues pertaining to asset tracing, as well as winding ups in the BVI including the appointment of liquidators.
Prior to joining Conyers, Jane practised for ten years in the UK where she spent a secondment serving as counsel at the London Court of International Arbitration. She has been awarded a PhD in arbitration by the Queen Mary University of London, successfully defending her thesis entitled: “The Concept of the Emergency Arbitrator: Is It a Novelty? Meaning of “Emergency”, Legal Framework, Standards and Enforcement of the Emergency Relief”, and continues to teach as an associate lecturer of investment arbitration at the same university.
Founded in London more than a century ago, CIArb is widely recognised as the foremost learned international society for dispute resolution and as a leading authority on global professional standards and processes. The institute has unparalleled global reach, boasting an international network comprising more than 17,000 individual members in 149 countries with professional experience in alternative dispute resolution.