Subject Area Commercial Law

Firdavs Kabilov

Firdavs Kabilov


  • 2008-2010: The University of Edinburgh, UK, LL.M  in International Law
  • 2001-2007: Bukhara State University, English Philology


  • 10/2018, LAWYER/HEAD OF SPORTS LAW PRACTICE, PraeLegal International Law Firm, Tashkent, Uzbekistan;
  • 07/2018, VICE-PRESIDENT, Basketball Federation of Uzbekistan;
  • 09/2018, SENIOR LECTURER, Commercial Law, WIUT;
  • 01/2018, LEGAL CONSULTANT, UNDP Istanbul Regional Office;
  • 08/2016- 06/2018, COURSE LEADER, Commercial Law, WIUT;
  • 02/2015-08/2016, ASSOCIATE LECTURER, Commercial Law, WIUT;
  • 01-09/2013, PROGRAMME ASSOCIATE, Stockholm International Water Institute, Sweden
  • 05/2011-06/2015, POLICY ANALYST, International Water Management Institute, Tashkent, Uzbekistan


  • Commercial Contracts
  • English Law
  • Sports Law
  • Environmental Law
  • International Water Law
  • International Public Law


BA in Commercial Law students in the following topics: 1. Alternative energy resources; 2. Long-term commercial contracts; 3. International trade law and subsidies; 4. Economic sanctions and their impact on commercial contracts; 5. International law and development.


  • English
  • Russian
  • Turkish
  • Uzbek


  • Contract Law
  • English Sales Law


  • Firdavs Kabilov (Jan 2018) “Local Water Management in Tajikistan: Legal Framework”, Central Asian Journal of Water Research (CAJWR)
  • Alexander Platonov, Kai Wegerich, Jusipbek Kazbekov, Firdavs Kabilov (2014) “Beyond the state order? Second crop production in the Ferghana Valley, Uzbekistan”, International Journal of Water Governance 2, 83–104
  • Oliver Olsson, Kai Wegerich & Firdavs Kabilov (2012) “Water Quantity and Quality in the Zerafshan River Basin: Only an Upstream Riparian Problem?”, International Journal of Water Resources Development, 28:3, 493-505
  • Kai Wegerich, Jusipbek Kazbekov, Firdavs Kabilov & Nozilakhon Mukhamedova (2012) “Meso-level Cooperation on Transboundary Tributaries and Infrastructure in the Ferghana Valley”, International Journal of Water Resources Development, 28:3, 525- 543


  • 07-12/2017: LEGAL EXPERT, Bioversity International, Rome, Italy. Advised UNEP-GEF project in understanding current legal and policy framework in Uzbekistan for the implementation of access and benefit-sharing mechanisms for sustainable use of biodiversity in agricultural production. Prepared a report on the implications of the Nagoya Protocol in the current legislation;
  • 05-12/2016: LEGAL CONSULTANT, International Water Management Institute, HQ, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Led the legal component of a USAID funded multi-million research project for Tajikistan. Prepared a comprehensive analysis of water legislation in Tajikistan and compatibility of current water management trends with those laws in order to advice the donor on developing its strategy of intervention; 
  • 02-03/2016: EXTERNAL EXPERT, The Max Planck Foundation, Heidelberg, Germany. Advised the Foundation on its international public law programme for Afghanistan; Delivered a series of lectures on international law of transboundary waters at the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul for policymakers, diplomats and water management specialists

Senior Lecturer