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Russian Courts Reject Overly Broad Interpretation of Investment Treaty Arbitration Clause

Russian Courts Reject Overly Broad Interpretation of Investment Treaty Arbitration Clause

Arbitral tribunals in Moscow interpreted surprisingly broadly 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 […]

Conference “Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution: Sanctions and Their Impact on Contractual Obligations”

Conference “Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution: Sanctions and Their Impact on Contractual Obligations”

On 10 December 2014 in the Hotel Nikolskaya Moscow (12 Nikolskaya street) ICC Russia in partnership with the Russian Arbitration Association (RAA) is holding the annual conference “Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution: Sanctions and Their Impact on Contractual Obligations”. Nowadays sanctions have turned into a tool of political and, especially, economic pressure on certain countries, […]

By 2 November, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Russian Law Week to Take Place in London in December 2014

Russian Law Week to Take Place in London in December 2014

The Bar Council is holding the third Russian Law Week in London from 1 to 3 December 2014. Partners of the event include the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation, the Moscow Chamber of Advocates, the St Petersburg Chamber of Advocates, the British Russian Law Association and the Anglo-Russian Law Association. The event follows […]

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International Соmmercial Arbitration Review Renews with Its 10th Anniversary Issue

International Соmmercial Arbitration Review Renews with Its 10th Anniversary Issue

The International Commercial Arbitration Review (ICAR) celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2014. It is the only Russian journal specialised exclusively on problems of international commercial and investment arbitration and mediation. The journal is the successor the International Commercial Arbitration journal, which has been published since 2004 and achieved a high reputation among Russian and foreign specialists. The journal appears in […]

Overview of Essential Russian Cases Related to Arbitration: May–September 2014

Overview of Essential Russian Cases Related to Arbitration: May–September 2014

This overview looks at the most important cases decided by the Russian courts which relate to arbitration. 1. Public Procurement Disputes Not Arbitrable State Establishment Proizvodstenno-Tekhnicheskoe Ob’edinenie Kapitalnogo Remonta i Stroitelstva … v. LLC Arbatstroy (Case No. A40-148581/12, Presidium of the Supreme Commercial Court, Resolution No. 11535/13 dated 28 January 2014 (published in June 2014) The […]

Russia’s Mistral Deal under International Sanctions – will the Dispute be Arbitrable? 

Russia’s Mistral Deal under International Sanctions – will the Dispute be Arbitrable? 

Controversies have surrounded the purchase of French Mistral helicopter carriers by Russia since the very beginning. In 2010, after eight months of talks, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev approved the purchase of two ships of the Mistral class from France for €1.37 billion. The deal was concluded despite objections from some of France’s allies in NATO. […]

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 […]

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