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Dr Andrii Zharikov is a Lecturer in Law at Nottingham Trent University, teaching such subjects as Contract Law, Commercial Law and International Banking Regulation. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Andrii achieved his Bachelor in Law degree (with honours) at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine) and LL.M. in International Trade Law (with distinction) at the University of Essex. Following his masters studies Andrii practised law in Ukraine where he was involved in various projects in banking and finance, international trade, dispute resolution and corporate law.

In 2016 Andrii was awarded a Dean’s Scholarship by Aston University in support of his research project entitled “The Case for a New Branch of Lex Mercatoria in Trade Finance: a Dispute Resolution Perspective”. In November 2019 he successfully defended his PhD thesis (with no corrections) before the panel of experts comprising Professor James Devenney and Stuart Weinstein.

Andrii’s research areas include commercial law, alternative dispute resolution, trade finance, banking law and the theory of lex mercatoria. He has authored a number of theoretical and practical-oriented articles in the areas of his expertise, including the winning entry in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Young Members Essay Competition 2018.

You can find out more about Andrii’s work here.