Kathryn Khamsi and Ilija Mitrev Penushliski will moderate two panels at the “Azerbaijan Arbitration Days 2024 – Connecting the regions” in Baku, hosted by the Azerbaijan Arbitration Association. Three Crowns is proud to be a sponsor for the inaugural edition of the conference.

Ilija will moderate a panel on the topic “Arbitrating Gas/LNG and Electricity Pricing Disputes”, which will feature panellists Anthony Way (TWCOG), Ayxan Asadov (Bureau 28a), Değer Boden (Boden Law), and Phillip Solomon (BRG). The panel will take place on Thursday 25 April from 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm.

Kathryn will moderate the “Upstream Disputes in the Extractive Sector” panel, which will take place on Friday 26 April from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Kathryn will be joined by Nurlan Mustafayev (State Oil Company of Republic of Azerbaijan – SOCAR), Doğan Eymirlioglu ( Dentons), and Zhanna Temirbayeva (Ankura).

The conference will be held from Thursday 25 April to Friday 26 April in Baku.

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Kathryn, a partner in the Paris office of Three Crowns, acts for States and corporate clients in all types of disputes, including investment treaty and commercial. She is also on the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators, and publishes and speaks regularly on arbitration and international law – including, most recently, on emissions trading schemes and deep seabed mining. Kathryn works in English and French, and is qualified in Paris, New York and Ontario. Clients have commended her “grasp of the technical detail, and her ability to identify and articulate game-changing arguments”, and she is recommended by ChambersWho’s Who Legal and The Legal 500.


Ilija is a partner in the Paris office. Ilija has represented clients in international arbitrations conducted under all major arbitration rules. His practice focuses on complex investment and commercial arbitrations, particularly in the energy sector. He has extensive experience with proceedings for the annulment and enforcement of arbitral awards in numerous jurisdictions.

Ilija has also advised clients in relation to the renegotiation of bilateral investment treaties and on public international law issues.

Ilija is featured in Who’s Who Legal 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 – Arbitration as a Future Leader, which hails him as “one of the most outstanding legal minds of his generation”, someone who “knows the cases inside out”, and a “truly remarkable’ arbitration lawyer who has an impressive ability to manage very complex cases and to develop strategy”.  One client notes “I was most impressed with the depth of Mr Mitrev Penusliski’s knowledge across various areas of public international law”.

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