Subject Area Commercial Law

Firuza Bobokulova

EDUCATION / ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION:

  • 09/2015 – 09/2017: Westminster International University in Tashkent LLM in International Commercial Law with Merit
  • 10/2011- 06/2013: Westminster International University in Tashkent Master of Arts in International Business and Management with Merit
  • 2006 - 06/2010: Westminster International University in Tashkent Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Law with First Class Honors Certificate of Foundation Studies (distinction)
  • 01-02/2010: Study Tour to Germany organized by DAAD Letter of Acknowledgement for Becoming a Recipient of DAAD Scholarship
  • 02-03/2006: Civic Workshop organized by Close Up Foundation in Washington, D.C., USA Letter of Acknowledgement for Becoming the Participant of the Workshop Workshop Participation Certificate
  • 2005-2006: Olney High School - Olney, Texas, USA School Graduation Diploma with Distinction Medal of Texas Scholar
  • 2005-2006: Certificate for Academic Excellence in Government and Economics in Olney High School in the academic year
  • 1995-2005: School # 11 named after Abu Ali ibn Sino - Navoi, Uzbekistan Certificate on Distinctive Completion of Studies Certificate on Successful Completion of Studies in a Specialized Bank Class

EMPLOYMENT (WORKING EXPERIENCE):

  • 07/2018 - present: The Member of the Court of International Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France and Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
  • 04/2017 – 05/2018: Counsel to the Party in International Commercial Arbitration Case Initiated under ICC Arbitration Rules
  • 2012: The dispute arose out of the FIDIC road construction subcontract agreement
  • 04/2017 - present: Lawyer and Head of International Department at PraeLegal Uzbekistan Law Firm
  • 10/2014- present: Arbitrator and Coach of Willem C. Vis Moot International Commercial Arbitration Competition
  • 10/2015 – present National Coordinator of Willem C. Vis Moot International Commercial Arbitration Competition in Uzbekistan and Organizer of Tashkent Willem C. Vis Pre-Moot
  • 09/2013 – present: Senior Lecturer of Commercial Law Department at Westminster International University in Tashkent
  • 06/2013 – 09/2013: Interpreter of Program Management Unit of a Project on Road Construction of Asian Development Bank under the Republican Road Fund of the Ministry of Finance
  • 12/2010 – 12/2011: Legal Advisor in Human Resources Department of Medical-Sanitary Unit of Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Complex (Navoi) 
  • 01/2010 – 06/2010: Personal Lawyer and Assistant of the Deputy of People’s Deputy Kengash of Tashkent Region
  • 02/2008-12/2009: Personal Lawyer and Assistant of the Deputy of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan

EXPERTISE (RESEARCH AREA/INTEREST):

  • International Commercial and Investment Arbitration
  • International Commercial Law

RESEARCH PROJECTS/GRANTS:

  • Collaborative Research Project with the University of Westminster: "COTTON CHAINS: MAPPING-OUT CLUSTERS OF INTEREST AND RESPONSIBILITY IN THE UZBEK COTTON INDUSTRY AND COTTON SUPPLY CHAINS"
  • PhD Research Topic: "Conciliation as an effective means of settling investment disputes" 
  • LLM Thesis: "Revisiting conciliation in the settlement of investment disputes"
  • MAIBM Thesis: "Culture and International Dispute Resolution: Do these Concepts ever Cross?"
  • Undergraduate level thesis: "Settlement of Investment Disputes in Free Industrial-Economic Zone in Navoi Region: An Analysis of the Available Mechanisms and Prospects for Reform"

SUPERVISION:

  • Supervision of undergraduate students in the writing of the final year project on topics related to the areas of interest

LANGUAGES:

  • English
  • Russian
  • French
  • Uzbek

TEACHING AND LEARNING:

  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • English Criminal Law
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • English Company Law.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

  • Bobokulova, F., 2008. “The Legal Base of Copyrights in Developing Countries”, International WIUT conference 2008, Tashkent.
  • Bobokulova, F., 2007. “Implications of the Constitutional Law on the Political Parties in Uzbekistan”, International NSPI conference 2007, Navoi. 
  • Bobokulova, F., 2010. Dissertation - Settlement of Investment Disputes in Free Industrial-Economic Zone in Navoi Region: An Analysis of the Available Mechanisms and Prospects for Reform. Tashkent: WIUT.
  • Bobokulova, F., 2011. “The Effectiveness of Antitrust Law in Uzbekistan”. In: The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the Ministry of Higher Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, 2011. National University of Seoul and Navoi State Pedagogical Institute: Problems in Teaching. Seoul: National University of Seoul, pp. 50-55.
  • Bobokulova, F., 2011. “Investment Disputes: Alternative Methods of Resolution”. In: The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the Ministry of Higher Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, 2011. National University of Seoul and Navoi State Pedagogical Institute: Problems in Teaching. Seoul: National University of Seoul, pp. 56-61.
  • Bobokulova, F., 2013. Master’s Thesis - Culture and International Dispute Resolution: Do these Concepts ever Cross? Tashkent: WIUT.
  • Bobokulova, F. “The Settlement Mechanisms of Investment Disputes” // “HUQUQ va BURCH” Social – Legal Journal / (November, 2017). Tashkent: Ministry of Justice.
  • Bobokulova, F. “Conciliation as an Effective and Efficient Mechanism of Settling Investment Disputes” // “Advokat” Social-Legal, Scientific Journal / (2017, Issue No. 5)
  • Bobokulova, F. “Conciliation as an Effective and Efficient Mechanism to be Employed in Settling Investment Disputes” // 7th Republican Conference organized by the University of World Economy and Diplomacy. - Tashkent.: UWED, 2017, pp.60-65.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

  • 2016: Three Time Winner of UNESCO UNITWIN OCW/OER Initiative Program Grant
  • 2014: The Best Teacher Award is given by Westminster International University in Tashkent
  • 2010: Certificate for Participation in the Second Student Olympiad on the topic “Judicial Reforms in the Republic of Uzbekistan: The Best Experience and Prospects” organized by the Supreme Court Research Center of the Republic of Uzbekistan and award of the title “The Best Presenter”
  • 2009: Certificate for “The Best and Most Effective Course Representative of Westminster International University in Tashkent in 2008-2009”
  • 2007: Award of “Top Eight CFS Student of a 180 student CFS level of WIUT” 2005 Letter of Acknowledgement for Winning FLEX Scholarship sponsored by the US Department of State
  • 2005: Diploma for Participation in the Republican Contest on “Consumer Rights” 2005 Diploma for the Second Place in Law Competition in Navoi Region

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP:

Member of International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France 

CONSULTANCY:

Consulting state entities and private companies on international dispute settlement and international arbitration 

COURSES, WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS ATTENDED:

01/2018: present Online training at International Court of Arbitration under International Chamber of Commerce

 

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