Yaroslav Klimov heads Norton Rose Fulbright’s dispute resolution practice in Russia and the CIS. He is highly regarded for dispute resolution with significant experience in domestic litigation, cross-border disputes and international arbitration. Yaroslav is often involved in high-profile disputes.

Yaroslav represents clients before the Russian state commercial courts and courts of general jurisdiction, as well as before international arbitral tribunals. He has particular expertise in general commercial, corporate, regulatory and product liability litigation.

Yaroslav has been a member of the Moscow Bar Association since 1997. In addition to his counsel work he sits as an arbitrator in both domestic and international arbitration matters. He is included in the lists of arbitrators of various arbitral institutions: the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Pacific International Arbitration Centre (PIAC), Russian Arbitration Association (RAA) and Arbitration Court at the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Yaroslav is a member of ICC Commission on arbitration and ADR. 

Yaroslav is a graduate of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) with honours and holds a Doctorate in Law from the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences. A native Russian speaker, Yaroslav is fluent in English, German and French.