Author Archive: Yarik Kryvoi

Prof Yarik Kryvoi, MCIArb is the founder and co-editor of the CIS Arbitration Forum. He is the Senior Research Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL). He holds law degrees from Harvard, Moscow and St Petersburg. He has been teaching and practicing international arbitration in Russia, the United States and England for over ten years and is listed as arbitrator by several arbitration institutions. Prof Kryvoi also served as a Co-Chair of the International Courts Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of International Law. He also serves a tutor at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London. See full profile at kryvoi.net.

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Интервью с генеральным секретарём МЦУИС Мег Киннер: МЦУИС и регион СНГ

Интервью с генеральным секретарём МЦУИС Мег Киннер: МЦУИС и регион СНГ

Арбитражный форум СНГ продолжает серию интервью с представителями крупных международных арбитражных организаций, занимающихся спорами, связанными с Россией и регионом СНГ. В этом месяце профессор Ярослав Кривой взял интервью у Мег Киннер, которая с 2008 года является генеральным секретарем Международного центра по урегулированию инвестиционных споров (МЦУИС) во Всемирном банке. Госпожа Киннер поделилась своими мыслями о том, […]

Interview with ICSID Secretary-General Meg Kinnear: ICSID and the CIS region

Interview with ICSID Secretary-General Meg Kinnear: ICSID and the CIS region

CIS Arbitration Forum continues its series of interviews with representatives of major international arbitration institutions working on disputes related to Russia and the CIS region. This month Prof Yarik Kryvoi interviewed Meg Kinnear, who since 2008 has been the Secretary-General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) at the World Bank. Ms Kinnear shared her […]

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 […]

İçkale İnşaat Limited Şirketi v. Turkmenistan

İçkale İnşaat Limited Şirketi v. Turkmenistan

This arbitration concerns a dispute between İçkale İnşaat Limited Şirketi, a company incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Turkey, and Turkmenistan. The dispute was submitted by the Claimant to the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”) on the basis of the Agreement between the Republic of Turkey and Turkmenistan concerning the Reciprocal Promotion […]

More Parties include ICC Arbitration Clauses, the Number of CIS Disputes Rising

More Parties include ICC Arbitration Clauses, the Number of CIS Disputes Rising

CIS Arbitration Forum continues its series of interviews with representatives of major international arbitration institutions working on disputes related to Russia and the CIS region. This month we interviewed Andrea Carlevaris who serves as Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Director of Dispute Resolution Services of the ICC. Mr Carlevaris spoke […]

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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 […]

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Energy Arbitration Conference “Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Decade: Lessons from Recent Awards”

Energy Arbitration Conference “Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Decade: Lessons from Recent Awards”

The CEPMLP of the University of Dundee, the Scottish Arbitration Centre (SAC), the International Centre for Energy Arbitration (ICEA) and CMS Cameron McKenna LLP invite you to the Energy Arbitration Conference. The conference will take place on 29th October 2015 at the Scottish Arbitration Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Energy Charter Secretariat (ECS),  the International Centre for Dispute […]

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CIS-Related Disputes in Stockholm On the Rise Because of the Economic Crisis

CIS-Related Disputes in Stockholm On the Rise Because of the Economic Crisis

CIS Arbitration Forum is starting a series of interviews with representatives of major international arbitration institutions working on disputes related to Russia and the CIS region. We hope the readers will appreciate updates from major arbitration institutions and their efforts to improve services rendered to arbitration users from the region. The series starts with an […]

The Yukos Arbitration Decision in a Nutshell

The Yukos Arbitration Decision in a Nutshell

Here is a short summary of the most important points of the Yukos arbitration award which former shareholders are now trying to enforce in Belgium, France and other European countries. Diana Bentley of Lexis Nexis interviewed Yaraslau Kryvoi. What was the dispute about? The tribunal, the Permanent Court for Arbitration, constituted under UNCITRAL Rules and based in […]

Arbitrability of Sanctions – Presentation at Kuala Lumpur International Arbitration Week 2015

Arbitrability of Sanctions – Presentation at Kuala Lumpur International Arbitration Week 2015

Yaraslau Kryvoi speaks about arbitrability of sanctions, touching upon the effect of the Belarus, Ukraine and Russian sanctions regimes on arbitration at a conference organised by Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration Centre in May 2015.

Russia’s Mistral Deal under International Sanctions – will the Dispute be Arbitrable? 

Russia’s Mistral Deal under International Sanctions – will the Dispute be Arbitrable? 

Controversies have surrounded the purchase of French Mistral helicopter carriers by Russia since the very beginning. In 2010, after eight months of talks, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev approved the purchase of two ships of the Mistral class from France for €1.37 billion. The deal was concluded despite objections from some of France’s allies in NATO. […]

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 […]

4th Forum on International Dispute Resolution – 25-26 February, 2015

4th Forum on International Dispute Resolution – 25-26 February, 2015

Russian and CIS businesses continue to use foreign law, predominantly English, to govern their contracts and for subsequent litigation and arbitration of commercial dispute abroad— whether it’s conditioned by the requirements of their foreign business partners or a strategic part of the businesses’ corporate structure. Mandatory norms, the complexity of laws in different jurisdictions and […]

Survey of the CIS Legal Services Market in International Arbitration

Survey of the CIS Legal Services Market in International Arbitration

Legal Insight magazine has published a Survey of the CIS legal services market in International Arbitration prepared jointly with the Russian Arbitration Association and CIS Arbitration Forum. The authors of the survey have indicated the main trends connected with the CIS arbitration market, in particular, the rapidly growing amount of CIS-related disputes and the connection of a […]

Arbitrability of Corporate Disputes in Russia: To Be or Not to Be

Arbitrability of Corporate Disputes in Russia: To Be or Not to Be

CIS Arbitration Forum is launching a Working Papers Series. The papers will feature research papers to encourage the exchange of ideas about arbitration and dispute resolution in the former Soviet Union countries. E-copies of the Working Papers will be available in the Social Sciences Research Network electronic library. Sergey Strembelev and Yaraslau Kryvoi authored the […]

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Internships with CIS Arbitration Forum

Internships with CIS Arbitration Forum

CIS Arbitration Forum is continuously looking for part-time interns to help with preparing materials offering cutting-edge insights into developments in international arbitration and cross-border dispute resolution. Interns will work (usually remotely) in close cooperation with editors in London and Moscow to produce posts for the Forum as well as update and expand its library of […]

Moscow Seminar “Damages in International Arbitration: Is It All About the Money?”

Moscow Seminar “Damages in International Arbitration: Is It All About the Money?”

International Centre for Dispute Resolution Young & International (ICDR Y&I) invites to its annual Seminar in Moscow on Thursday, September 26, 2013. The Seminar will be hosted by the Independent Arbitration Chamber. The program will take place at 33 Arbat Street, in the historic center of Moscow. Registration will open at 4:30 p.m., with the program running […]

Ведение дела в международном коммерческом арбитраже в России и Англии

Ведение дела в международном коммерческом арбитраже в России и Англии

1–2 июля в Москве пройдет интенсивный тренинг для практикующих юристов, цель которого – научить наиболее эффективно использовать возможности международного арбитража для разрешения коммерческих споров. Место проведения – зал «Чехов» гостиницы «Метрополь». Цель тренинга – на основании специально разработанного сценария научить наиболее эффективно использовать возможности международного арбитража для разрешения коммерческих споров. Организаторами тренинга выступают CIS Arbitration Forum, факультет права […]

Survey of the Russian & CIS Arbitration Market: Focus on Legal Departments

Survey of the Russian & CIS Arbitration Market: Focus on Legal Departments

CIS Arbitration Forum, Legal Success magazine and Arbitrations.ru are pleased to commence the first study of the Russian & CIS  legal services market in International Arbitration. Depth, complexity and focus on Russia/CIS are the main distinctive features of the study.  It will consist of 3 parts: law firms’ survey, legal departments’ survey and arbitrators’ survey. In […]

The First Study of the Russian & CIS Legal Services Market in International Arbitration

The First Study of the Russian & CIS Legal Services Market in International Arbitration

Legal Success magazine, CIS Arbitration Forum and Arbitrations.ru are pleased to commence the first study of the Russian & CIS  legal services market in International Arbitration. Depth, complexity and focus on Russia/CIS are the main distinctive features of the study.  It will consist of three parts: law firms’ survey, legal departments’ survey and arbitrators’ survey. In […]

Conference in London: International Dispute Resolution Involving Russian and CIS Companies

Conference in London: International Dispute Resolution Involving Russian and CIS Companies

A major conference on Russia- and CIS-related Dispute resolution is taking place in London on 27-28 in Sofitel Hotel. Disputes with Russian and CIS parties whether decided by arbitral tribunals or state courts – are notorious not only for the vast sizes of the claims but also for their complexity. The shortcomings of the regional […]

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Lemire v. Ukraine

Lemire v. Ukraine

Lemire v Ukraine (Jurisdiction) Lemire v Ukraine (first case) Lemire v Ukraine (Award)

By 24 February, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The 4th Annual Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes in Moscow

The 4th Annual Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes in Moscow

The American Bar Association Section of International Law is organising the 4th Annual Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes in Moscow on 21 September 2012. The CIS Arbitration Forum will act as a media sponsor of the event. The event promises to be a memorable opportunity to network with new friends and old. The Conference will bring […]

CIS Arbitration Forum Conducts Intensive Training for Arbitration Lawyers in Minsk

CIS Arbitration Forum Conducts Intensive Training for Arbitration Lawyers in Minsk

On 26-29 June the CIS Arbitration Forum, in cooperation with partner organisations, launched an intensive training session for practising lawyers in Minsk, Belarus. A group of lawyers from major Belarusian companies and leading Belarusian law firms attended the training. At the core of the training was a real arbitration dispute which instructors used to provide […]

Report from the AIA June Conference on Arbitration in CIS Countries

Report from the AIA June Conference on Arbitration in CIS Countries

On 21 June 2012, the Association for International Arbitration (AIA) together with the Brussels Institute for Contemporary China Studies (BICCS) organised a conference on “Arbitration in CIS countries: current issues”. It was held at the Karel Van Miert Building of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The media partners of the conference included the CIS Arbitration Forum […]