Leonid Shmatenko joined LALIVE in 2017 and is a member of the international arbitration team, specialising in international commercial and investment arbitration. He has been involved as counsel and secretary in over thirty international arbitration proceedings conducted in German, English and French.
Leonid Shmatenko is a Student Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of several international arbitration associations, including the Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (Young ICCA), the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) and DIS40, the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) and ASA Below 40. As of May 2018 Leonid Shmatenko is also member of the “Russian Committee” of the DIS, being inter alia responsible for the translation of the 2018 DIS Arbitration Rules into Russian.
Before joining LALIVE, Leonid Shmatenko worked at Kantenwein Zimmermann Fox Kröck & Partner in Munich and as a foreign attorney at Orrick Herrington Sutcliffe LLP in Paris. He initially trained with Derains & Gharavi in Paris and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Düsseldorf. He also completed internships with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Paris and Clayton Utz in Sydney focusing mostly on domestic and international arbitration. Between 2011 and 2013 he worked as a research and teaching assistant at Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf where he taught administrative law and investment arbitration.