Archive for August, 2016

Russian Law Week 2016: Establishing Bridges in Challenging Times

Russian Law Week 2016: Establishing Bridges in Challenging Times

Following the success of Russian Law Week 2014 in London and English Law Week 2015 in Moscow, the Law Society and the Bar Council of England and Wales, in partnership with the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation, the Moscow Chamber of Advocates, the St Petersburg Chamber of Advocates, the British Russian Law […]

Counterclaims in Oxus Gold v Uzbekistan: Is Investor-State Arbitration Still a One-Way Road?

Counterclaims in Oxus Gold v Uzbekistan: Is Investor-State Arbitration Still a One-Way Road?

The arbitral tribunal in Oxus Gold Plc v The Republic of Uzbekistan in the final award that became publicly available in April 2016 rejected all counterclaims raised by the host state against the British investor. The award, rendered by Prof Pierre Tercier, Prof Brigitte Stern and Hon Marc Lalonde (issuing partial dissent on another legal issue) […]

Международный студенческий конкурс по медиации и переговорам пройдет в Минске

Международный студенческий конкурс по медиации и переговорам пройдет в Минске

13 – 14 октября 2016 г. в г. Минске, Республика Беларусь, состоится I русскоязычный международный студенческий конкурс по медиации и переговорам. Его организатором выступает Центр медиации и переговоров при поддержке Министерства юстиции Республики Беларусь совместно с  «Международным университетом «МИТСО». CIS Arbitration Forum выступает информационным партнером конкурса. Цели конкурса Конкурс – это инновационная форма образовательного соревнования, проводимая в […]

Opposite Results in Two SCC Emergency Arbitrations (Evrobalt v Moldova and Kompozit v Moldova)

Opposite Results in Two SCC Emergency Arbitrations (Evrobalt v Moldova and Kompozit v Moldova)

Two recent Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (“SCC“) emergency arbitration awards in investment arbitrations against the Republic of Moldova, with different conclusions based on a similar factual and legal background, inject uncertainty regarding the interpretation of conditions for granting interim relief in investment arbitration, while reaffirming positions on certain long-debated issues. Practical implications The messages to […]

Russian court rules on foreign currency use in real estate transactions

Russian court rules on foreign currency use in real estate transactions

On 18 July 2016 the Commercial Court of Moscow region refused to confirm the settlement agreement between PAO Vimpel-Communications and PAO Tizpribor in the year-long dispute between the two companies. The outcome of this case may have significant consequences both for Russian real estate, in particular for the use of foreign currency in tenancy agreements, as well […]

Arbitrators and courts: two battlefields over the tribunal’s jurisdiction

Arbitrators and courts: two battlefields over the tribunal’s jurisdiction

In a recent decision rendered in Stockholm on 21 April 2016, the Swedish Supreme Court confirmed that national courts have the same authority to conduct a fully-fledged review of an arbitral tribunal’s jurisdiction as the arbitral tribunal itself. The decision comes in relation to an ongoing UNCITRAL arbitration under the auspices of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, […]

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