Roman specializes in international arbitration with a particular emphasis on the M&A, shareholders', construction, energy, mining, oil & gas, and international trade-related disputes. Mr. Zykov is recognized as a leading arbitration practitioner in Russia by peers and global rankings.
He has represented clients in arbitrations under the Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC), the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI), International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MKAS) and other.
Mr. Zykov is included in the lists of arbitrators of the leading arbitration centers, and regularly receives appointments as arbitrator and law expert under the ICC, SCC, VIAC, MKAS, and UNCITRAL arbitration rules. He also serves as a member of Dispute Adjudication Boards under FIDIC.
Roman also advises on international litigation matters across the globe, including Russia and the CIS, EU, UK, USA, Canada, BVI, and others.
Mr. Zykov is recognized by The Legal 500 (International Arbitration Powerlist Russia), Expert Guide (World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration), GAR Who is Who Legal Arbitration - Future Leaders, and other.
Roman's previous roles included the head of the international arbitration and litigation group of a publicly listed gold mining company, a member of the dispute resolution groups in the leading law firms in the Netherlands, and Scandinavia. Roman seconded in the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. Since 2013 Roman acts as the Secretary-General of the Russian Arbitration Association. Mr. Zykov heads several working groups (WG) of the Russian Arbitration Association, the WG on the application of the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Russia and former USSR states; the RAA's UNCITRAL WGs; the WG on the Impact of Unilateral Sanctions on International Arbitration; and the WG on the Russian Guide to Legal Citation.
Roman is a lecturer at Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Institute of Mining and Energy Law.