About Ruslan Mirzayev
Ruslan Mirzayev is a leading mediator based in Azerbaijan. He 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 years of practical experience in Azerbaijan and abroad, and has also been teaching ADR courses at universities since 2008.
Ruslan Mirzayev currently holds a very prestigious position as a scientific expert on mediation at the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice of the Council of Europe. He is also included in the panel of mediators of numerous prominent international organizations. With proven knowledge of theory and practice of ADR internationally and in the region, Ruslan Mirzayev has acted as an ADR and mediation expert under numerous projects financed by the European Union and the World Bank, and before the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Ruslan Mirzayev advised the Government of Azerbaijan on the development of its mediation policy, adoption of Mediation Law, and implementation of the mediation legislation.
Mr. Mirzayev’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.
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, mergers 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 the drafting of mediation laws and rules.
He is a mediator appointed by the Office of the Compliance Advisor / Ombudsman of the World Bank Group, and included in the panel of mediators of numerous international organizations.
ArbMe, the dispute resolution center founded by Mr. Mirzayev, is the leading and prominent providers and promoters of ADR in Azerbaijan.