Vladimir is the Head of International Trade Group of Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & partners, the largest Russian national law firm, with its headquarters in Moscow. Vladimir represents clients in complex international arbitration and litigation disputes and advises on international trade law, WTO law, investment protection, investment arbitration as well as public international law. He is experienced in arbitration proceedings under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, SCC, ICAC and UNCITRAL, as well as in the coordination of multijurisdictional cases before the courts of the USA, various EU jurisdictions, England and Wales, Turkey, India, Russia, Serbia, Singapore and other countries.

Vladimir holds a Bachelor of Law (cum laude) and a Master’s degree from St. Petersburg State University School of Law. He also earned a Master of International Law and Economics degree (magna cum laude) from the World Trade Institute, Universities of Bern, Fribourg, and Neuchatel (Switzerland). He also graduated from the Linguistics Department of St. Petersburg State University in 2006 (cum laude), with qualification of a Russian – English interpreter in the professional field. He has been a member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association since 2012. Vladimir is a faculty member at the St. Petersburg State University Law Faculty and Faculty of Law of the National Research University – the Higher School of Economics. He was awarded the title of the Best Teacher of the Higher School of Economics in 2014, 2015 and 2018. He teaches courses on international trade, cross-border dispute resolution and regional economic integration.