Archive for February, 2017

Money Laundering Allegations by Kyrgyzstan against Latvian Investor Resurface in Paris Cour d’Appel

Money Laundering Allegations by Kyrgyzstan against Latvian Investor Resurface in Paris Cour d’Appel

In a recent judgment (21 February 2017), the Paris Cour d’Appel annulled the USD 15 million arbitral award in Valery Belokon v The Kyrgyz Republic rendered by the UNCITRAL tribunal against Kyrgyzstan under the 2008 Latvia-Kyrgyzstan BIT. The arbitral tribunal had previously rejected the allegations by Kyrgyzstan that the Claimant had, through its investment, Manas Bank, […]

By 28 February, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
ICAC’s new “kompetenz-kompetenz” dilemma in domestic arbitration

ICAC’s new “kompetenz-kompetenz” dilemma in domestic arbitration

Since 27 January 2017, due to the profound Russian arbitration law reform effective from 1 September 2016, the ICAC at the Russian CCI (the “ICAC”) may also deal with domestic (non-international) arbitration. The question arises as to whether the ICAC may now resolve internal disputes under pre-reform arbitration clauses: at the time of their conclusion […]

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Agreement on Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments in the Member States of the Eurasian Economic Community

Agreement on Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments in the Member States of the Eurasian Economic Community

The Agreement was signed in Moscow in 2008 and is in force as between the following CIS states: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation. Below is the text in Russian. Agreement on Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments in the Member States of the Eurasian Economic Community_Russian Source: Investment Policy Hub

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Free Trade Agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union and Vietnam

Free Trade Agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union and Vietnam

Free Trade Agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union and its member states, on the one part, and  the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, of the other part, was signed in Kazakhstan in 2015 and entered into force on 5 October 2016. Chapter 8 focuses on investment protection. Below are the texts in Russian and English. Free Trade […]

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Belarusian law firm wins doping case in the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Belarusian law firm wins doping case in the Court of Arbitration for Sport

On 23 January 2017 the Court of Arbitration for Sport rendered an award on doping case CAS 2016/A/4708 Belarus Canoe Association & Belarusian Senior Men’s Canoe and Kayak team members v International Canoe Federation. The appeal filed by the Belarus Canoe Association (the “BCA“) and the Belarusian senior men’s canoe and kayak team members against the decision […]

Kiev Convention on Settling Disputes Related to Commercial Activities

Kiev Convention on Settling Disputes Related to Commercial Activities

Kiev Convention on Settling Disputes Related to Commercial Activities was signed in 1992 and is in force as between the following states: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan. It sets out rules for jurisdiction of member states’ courts in transnational disputes and legal cooperation between them, recognition and enforcement of […]

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Moscow Convention on Protection of the Rights of the Investor

Moscow Convention on Protection of the Rights of the Investor

Moscow Convention on Protection of the Rights of the Investor was signed on 28 March 1997 and is in force as between the following CIS member states: Armenia, Belarus, The Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The Convention provides main types of obligations of host states towards foreign investors, eg, fair and equitable treatment, […]

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Minsk Convention on Legal Assistance and Legal Relations in Civil, Family and Criminal Matters

Minsk Convention on Legal Assistance and Legal Relations in Civil, Family and Criminal Matters

Minsk Convention on Legal Assistance and Legal Relations in Civil, Family and Criminal Matters was signed in 1993 and is in force as between the following states: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan. The Convention provides the rules for legal cooperation between member states’ courts in civil, family and criminal matters. […]

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Казус самопоручительства и проблема необоснованного “умножения сущностей” должника

Казус самопоручительства и проблема необоснованного “умножения сущностей” должника

Микшис Д.В. Казус самопоручительства и проблема необоснованного умножения сущностей должника. 2017. Публикация подготовлена на основе более ранней статьи, впервые опубликованной в издании: Академический вестник ТГАМЭУП № 4(30) – серия «Право» [Текст]: научно-аналитический журнал. Тюмень: «Тюменская государственная академия мировой экономики, управления и права» («ТГАМЭУП»), 2014. С. 112 – 123. Переработана и дополнена. В данной редакции публикуется впервые. Denis Mikshis. The case of self-suretyship […]

By 2 February, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Третейский суд как институт частного права: новый этап дискуссии

Третейский суд как институт частного права: новый этап дискуссии

2017_Микшис Д.В. Третейский суд как институт частного права. Статья является расширенной версией статьи опубликованной в 2015 году: Микшис Д.В. Третейский суд как институт частного права: историография вопроса и новый этап дискуссии / Пятый Пермский конгресс ученых-юристов (г. Пермь, 24−25 октября 2014 г.): Избранные материалы / Отв. ред. В. Г. Голубцов, О. А. Кузнецова — М.: […]

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New rules of the ICAC at the Russian Chamber of Commerce: what has changed for international disputes?

New rules of the ICAC at the Russian Chamber of Commerce: what has changed for international disputes?

Russian arbitration legislation reform has triggered a large-scale revision of regulations of arbitral institutions. One of the oldest arbitral institutions in Russia, the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (the “ICAC”), has adopted new regulations and rules, including new rules on resolving international commercial disputes. Previous rules came into […]