Archive for July, 2014

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 […]

ICDR Y&I Seminar in Moscow: Modern Challenges of International ADR in Russia

ICDR Y&I Seminar in Moscow: Modern Challenges of International ADR in Russia

ICDR Y&I invites to its annual seminar in Moscow. This year’s Seminar “Moscow Calling: Interactive Debate with Lawyers, Scholars, and Entrepreneurs will take place on Thursday, September 18, 2014. The Seminar is held on the occasion of the ABA’s Sixth Annual Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes, which will take place in Moscow on […]

How Russian Courts Approach Ambiguous Arbitration Clauses

How Russian Courts Approach Ambiguous Arbitration Clauses

The decision in Iceland Pelagic EHF v CJSC Atlant-Pacific rendered by an appellate court on 19 June 2014 highlighted the lack of unanimity in the approach of the Russian courts to arbitration agreements which refer the dispute either to the incorrect or unclearly-stated arbitral body. The court adopted a very formalistic approach refusing to enforce the arbitration clause on the mere […]

“Arbitration in Sweden” Released in Russian

“Arbitration in Sweden” Released in Russian

The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA) have finished a year-long project and released a Russian translated version of the book “Arbitration in Sweden”. “Arbitration in Sweden”, a book covering international commercial arbitration in Sweden, has been translated into Russian by SCC legal counsel Natalia Petrik. Free […]

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