About Ruslan Mirzayev
Ruslan Mirzayev is an ADR expert, international mediator and an international arbitration attorney qualified in the State of New York and Azerbaijan with extensive experience in international dispute resolution. Ruslan Mirzayev has more than 10 year practical experience in Azerbaijan and abroad, and has also been teaching ADR courses at universities since 2008.
With proven knowledge of theory and practice of ADR internationally and in the region, Ruslan Mirzayev has acted as an ADR expert under a World Bank-financed project and before the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Ruslan’s experience in ADR also includes mediating disputes, including as an international mediator appointed by an international organization to mediate large public disputes and representing parties in international investment and commercial arbitration cases as a member of international arbitration teams.
In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Mirzayev is also Deputy Chairman of the Board of the US-educated Azerbaijan Alumni Association, one of the largest non-profit organizations in Azerbaijan.
Mr. Mirzayev has represented parties in multi-million dollar international commercial and investment arbitration cases as local counsel, as well as international commercial and settlement negotiations as lead counsel. He has acted as lead counsel for major Azerbaijani corporations in local litigations, merger and acquisitions, and other transactions, primarily involving banking, finance, corporate and commercial law.
Mr. Mirzayev has actively promoted mediation for more than 10 years. Since 2017, his practice has provided mediation services. He has been involved in the design and implementation of mediation programs in connection with the courts in Azerbaijan and has trained mediators to mediate disputes in court. He also took part in drafting of mediation laws and rules.
Ruslan Mirzayev is a mediator appointed by the Office of the Compliance Advisor / Ombudsman of the World Bank Group.
ArbMe, the dispute resolution center founded by Mr. Mirzayev, is the leading and prominent providers and promoters of ADR in Azerbaijan.