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Swedish Court Confirms that Russia is Bound by an Arbitration Agreement It Has Not Signed

Swedish Court Confirms that Russia is Bound by an Arbitration Agreement It Has Not Signed

In a recent decision the Svea Court of Appeal refused to set aside the arbitral award in the Badprim case. In that case, the tribunal had extended an arbitration agreement between a private contractor and a Russian state authority to include the Russian Federation itself. This article first looks at the Badprim case, and then puts it into the […]

By 22 March, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Future of Arbitration in Russia. Asia in Focus

The Future of Arbitration in Russia. Asia in Focus

The Russian Arbitration Association (RAA) will hold its II Annual International Conference “The Future for Arbitration in Russia. Asia in Focus”. The Moscow Times is a co-organiser and CIS Arbitration Forum is an information partner of the event. The conference will discuss the on-going reform of the arbitration courts in Russia. The working group at the […]

By 3 March, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
How far Should the Court go in Applying Public Policy? Lessons from Sweden

How far Should the Court go in Applying Public Policy? Lessons from Sweden

In January 2015 the Russian Supreme Court upheld the decisions of the lower courts which refused to enforce a SCC arbitration award due to public policy reasons. Prior to that the Swedish Svea Court of Appeal has reviewed the same case in the annulment proceedings and came to the opposite conclusion. The approaches of the Russian and […]

By 19 February, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Is a New Russia-Ukraine “Gas War” Coming?

Is a New Russia-Ukraine “Gas War” Coming?

On 29 January 2015 Gazprom released a report on its activities and financial indicators for the nine months up to the end of last September.  In this report Gazprom described the procedural details of the  forthcoming “gas price” arbitration between Gazprom and Ukrainian Naftogaz, launched by the parties in summer 2014. This is not the first time […]

By 16 February, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Details of Russian Arbitration Day 2015 Released

Details of Russian Arbitration Day 2015 Released

The preliminary programme of the Russian Arbitration Day — 2015 conference, aimed at the development of arbitration on post-Soviet territory, was published today. Experts will discuss the current trends and challenges in the field of international arbitration affecting the region. The list of speakers and reports is already on the conference website. This arbitration event will take place in […]

Gas Price Renegotiation: A Sign of the Times

Gas Price Renegotiation: A Sign of the Times

The uncertain geopolitical landscape of today’s natural gas markets has led increasingly to renegotiation of long-term gas supply contracts. Such contracts, which can be worth billions of dollars, often include price adjustment mechanisms which are intended to ensure that over the lifetime of the contract the contractual price can be adjusted to reflect changes in […]

By 10 February, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Will A Bridge between the Crimea and Russia Violate International Law?

Will A Bridge between the Crimea and Russia Violate International Law?

Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, international law scholars have faced a range of complex questions ranging from protection of investors to, most recently, building a bridge linking it with Russia’s Krasnodar region. In December the Russian appointed Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov acknowledged that the initial Russian project to build a bridge though the Kerch Strait might lead to […]

By 28 January, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Disclosure of Lawyer/Client Communications in JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov

Disclosure of Lawyer/Client Communications in JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov

English court considers whether privileged documents should be disclosed under the “iniquity exception” in JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov. Communications between a client and its lawyer for the purposes of litigation or the giving or receiving of legal advice are confidential and privileged under English law. There are very few exceptions to this important principle. […]

By 22 January, 2015 0 Comments Read More →