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Russian Courts Reject Overbroad Interpretation of Investment Treaty Arbitration Clause

Russian Courts Reject Overbroad Interpretation of Investment Treaty Arbitration Clause

Arbitral tribunals in Moscow surprisingly broadly interpreted the dispute resolution provision in an investment treaty allowing the investors to apply at unlimited number of fora at their choice. However, the Minsk-based CIS Economic Court in its decision on 23 September clarified that such provision establishes only a potential possibility of investor-state dispute resolution by international arbitration provided that the […]

Court Affirms Non-Arbitrability of Disputes Involving Public Element

Court Affirms Non-Arbitrability of Disputes Involving Public Element

The presidium of the Supreme Arbitrazh Court recently published two resolutions in cases which arguably provide guidance as to the arbitrability of disputes arising from contracts with a high concentration of public elements. While both cases concern domestic – rather than international – arbitration, they touch on the public interest implications of arbitrability, the validity of arbitration […]

By 18 September, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
SCC is Organising a Conference on CIS Dispute Resolution in Stockholm

SCC is Organising a Conference on CIS Dispute Resolution in Stockholm

The Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) is organising a two-day conference on International Dispute Resolution in Sweden involving parties from Russia and CIS 3-4 of November in Stockholm. The conference will have a special focus on disputes involving Russian and CIS parties and is organised by the SCC in cooperation with the Russian Arbitration Association and the […]

By 8 September, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Notice of Arbitration to the Parent Company: Proper or Not?

Notice of Arbitration to the Parent Company: Proper or Not?

In a recent decision the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation found that a notice of arbitration proceedings to the parent company’s general counsel was proper in the context of the facts of the case. The decision has also raised discussions about other related issues: first, in which cases could such notice be improper and […]

By 3 September, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Arbitrability of Disputes Under Public Procurement Contracts In Ukraine: Recent Court Practice

Arbitrability of Disputes Under Public Procurement Contracts In Ukraine: Recent Court Practice

Recent judgments of the Ukrainian courts have again attracted attention to the issue of arbitrability, which remains under debate both in theory and in practice in Ukraine. This time court practice deals with disputes arising out of the so-called “commercial contracts related to satisfaction of the state’s needs” (“Public Procurement Contracts”). The judgments discussed in […]

Seminar “Current Trends in Russian Arbitration Law” in Hamburg

Seminar “Current Trends in Russian Arbitration Law” in Hamburg

Seminar “Current trends in Russian arbitration law – in light of the recent case law and the pending law reform” took place on 2 September 2014 in Hamburg (Germany). Norton Rose Fulbright hosted this event organized by the German-Russian Lawyers’ Association. Important new developments occurred this summer with regard to pending Russian legislative reform on domestic […]

By 24 August, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Conference “Arbitration in Russia: New Solutions for Business”

Conference “Arbitration in Russia: New Solutions for Business”

Russian publishing House Kommersant and Russian Arbitration Association will hold a conference on 16 October 2014 in Moscow on resolution of commercial disputes through online arbitration platforms: Arbitration in Russia New Solutions for Business. Online dispute resolution is getting increasingly popular. With the rise of the Internet, other intelligent  bits of technology, lawyers would be […]

By 22 August, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Court of the Eurasian Economic Community is Tackling Challenges of the Eurasian Integration

The Court of the Eurasian Economic Community is Tackling Challenges of the Eurasian Integration

The Eurasian Economic Community (“EurAsEC”) was founded in 2000 by Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. EurAsEC is an international organisation established to promote the process of the effective formation of the Customs Union and the Common Economic Space, as well as of other goals and objectives related to the deepening of integration in the […]