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Enforceability of Emergency Arbitrator Awards in Ukraine

Enforceability of Emergency Arbitrator Awards in Ukraine

In an earlier post the CIS Arbitration Forum reported on three investment treaty claims which have been initiated this year against Ukraine in the gas sector. In one of them a UK-based energy company, JKX Oil & Gas, and its Dutch and Ukrainian subsidiaries, Poltava Gas B.V. and JV Poltava Petroleum Company, obtained the first ever emergency arbitration award against […]

C5 Annual Conference on International Dispute Resolution involving Russian and CIS Parties

C5 Annual Conference on International Dispute Resolution involving Russian and CIS Parties

C5 is inviting to its 5th annual conference on International Dispute Resolution involving Russian and CIS Parties in London. The conference will address practical issues faced by in-house counsel and their external legal advisers involved in cross-border disputes. CIS Arbitration Forum is an information sponsor of the event. Top practitioners and representatives of major arbitration institutions will […]

By 5 December, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Enforcement of Settlement Agreements Reached in Arbitration and Mediation

Enforcement of Settlement Agreements Reached in Arbitration and Mediation

In September 2015 the UNCITRAL Working Group II (Arbitration and Conciliation) continued its work on formulating a legal framework on the enforcement of settlement agreements, including a convention, model provisions or guidance texts. Currently, parties can request arbitral tribunals to record their settlement agreements as consent awards, ie an arbitral award on terms agreed upon by the […]

By 27 November, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Mr Pugachev’s Multi-Billion Dollar Claim and One Insurmountable Hurdle

Mr Pugachev’s Multi-Billion Dollar Claim and One Insurmountable Hurdle

High-net-worth individuals tend to acquire multiple passports not only as a matter of convenience (for travel or residence purposes) but also as a form of an insurance policy, in case relationships with high-ranking official(s) deteriorate past the point of no return.  For example, an acquired nationality has been used recently to bring compensation claims under a […]

By 17 November, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New Rules on Jurisdictional Immunities of States in Russian Courts

New Rules on Jurisdictional Immunities of States in Russian Courts

The new law on Jurisdictional Immunities of Foreign States was signed by the Russian President on 3 November 2015. The law aims at discouraging foreign states from diminishing the immunity of Russian property abroad. The State Duma has drafted it in response to the arrests and freezing of Russian property in France, Belgium and Austria. After the […]

By 13 November, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
English Law Week 2015 To Take Place in Moscow

English Law Week 2015 To Take Place in Moscow

The Law Society and the Bar Council of England and Wales is holding the third English Law Week event in Moscow from 30 November to 2 December 2015. Partners of the event include the British Russian Law Association, the Anglo Russian Law Association, the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers and the Moscow Chamber of Advocates. CIS […]

Every Third LCIA Case Involves a CIS-related Party

Every Third LCIA Case Involves a CIS-related Party

CIS Arbitration Forum continues its series of interviews with representatives of major international arbitration institutions involved in disputes related to Russia and the CIS region. The series proceeds with an interview with Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, Director General of London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). CIS Arbitration Forum: Do you see any trends in the LCIA arbitration workload related to the CIS […]

Tribunal Requests Claimants to Disclose to Turkmenistan who is Paying for Their Lawsuit

Tribunal Requests Claimants to Disclose to Turkmenistan who is Paying for Their Lawsuit

Even though third party funding is increasingly common in international arbitration, the disclosure of funding arrangements is relatively rare and is required only in exceptional circumstances. Earlier this year in Muhammet Çap & Sehil Inşaat Endustri ve Ticaret Ltd. Sti v. Turkmenistan the ICSID tribunal issued an order to compel the parties to disclose third party funding arrangements. Brief […]