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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 →
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 →
Unreliable Warranty as a Basis for Invalidity of a Transaction

Unreliable Warranty as a Basis for Invalidity of a Transaction

Foreign and Russian legal practitioners quite often note the absence of legal enforceability of “warranties” as a shortcoming of the Russian legal system. Meanwhile, the situation is changing as, on 10 July 2014, the Ninth Commercial Appellate Court confirmed the judgment of the Moscow Commercial Court acknowledging the legal force of “contractual warranties” and the duty of parties to […]

By 13 August, 2014 Read More →
Russian Courts Approach Framework Agreement’s Arbitration Clause

Russian Courts Approach Framework Agreement’s Arbitration Clause

Recent Russian commercial court judgments illustrate a new trend in the interpretation of framework supply agreements (“FSA”). The newly developed approach is supposed to become more sensitive to good faith, party willingness and intentions and factual and legal discourse. In Taganrog Automobile Plant v Hyundai Motor Company (case № 15AP-8173/2014) the courts implemented the Russian Supreme Commercial […]

Yukos Award – Is There a Chance for a Successful Challenge?

Yukos Award – Is There a Chance for a Successful Challenge?

Is an appeal really possible in this case? And, if not, what other options are available for the Russian Federation? Russia’s leading newspaper Kommersant has leaked Russia’s intentions and the grounds it can use to resist the award. This article aims to find out which legal recourse can be used by the Russian Federation and whether it has […]

By 6 August, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Protecting Foreign Investors in Crimea: Is Investment Arbitration an Option?

Protecting Foreign Investors in Crimea: Is Investment Arbitration an Option?

Following the annexation of Crimea by Russia multiple reports suggest that there is underway a redistribution of property, which belongs not only to Ukraine but also to Ukrainian and foreign private owners. This raises the question of whether interests of foreign investors can be protected by means of international arbitration. A preliminary analysis of international public law […]

Non-Arbitrability of Disputes Arising Out of Government Contracts in Russia

Non-Arbitrability of Disputes Arising Out of Government Contracts in Russia

As we reported earlier the Supreme Commercial Court has ruled that arbitral tribunals cannot resolve disputes arising out of government contracts. The court quashed the decisions of lower courts granting enforcement of a domestic arbitration award in a dispute between a government agency and a company. The full text of the court’s resolution has been recently published. Over sixteen […]