Author Archive: Dmitry Davydenko

Dr Davydenko is a co-editor of the CIS Arbitration Forum. He is an associate professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University), Department of Private International and Civil Law, and at Higher School of Economics.
Dmitry Davydenko has experience as an arbitrator in the ICC and other arbitral proceedings and is listed as a recommended arbitrator of HKIAC, International Commercial Arbitration Court and Maritime Arbitration Commission at Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as of other reputed arbitral institutions.

Included in the list of best practitioners in arbitration in Russia as of the years 2017 through 2021 (a Global leader for 2022) by Who’s Who Legal and Global Arbitration Review (GAR).
He also acts as a Russian law expert on various matters related to international commerce.

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Russia losing battles but winning wars with foreign investors: cases overview

Russia losing battles but winning wars with foreign investors: cases overview

More often than not, foreign investors reach some success in arbitration cases against Russia. However, obtaining ultimate remuneration for their efforts usually becomes a long and evasive target, because the award either gets annulled or faces insurmountable enforcement difficulties. Many international treaties of the Russian Federation including those concluded by the USSR as its legal predecessor include a “narrow” […]

RAA Conference on Collecting Bad Debts to Take Place in Moscow

RAA Conference on Collecting Bad Debts to Take Place in Moscow

(English text see below) 29 июня 2016 года Арбитражная Ассоциация проводит конференцию РАА «Взыскание долгов в международных спорах».   Место проведения: Москва, Марриотт Новый Арбат, зал Пушкин. Время – 10.00 (регистрация в 9.30) – 18.00. На мероприятии будут обсуждаться следующие темы: Глобальный поиск активов Финансирование арбитража третьей стороной Эксперты в международном арбитраже Обеспечительные меры Подтвержденные спикеры: Медведков […]

Не стало Сергея Николаевича Лебедева

Не стало Сергея Николаевича Лебедева

Мы с прискорбием сообщаем о кончине выдающегося деятеля  международного коммерческого арбитража, международного частного права и права международной торговли Сергея Николаевича Лебедева (1934 г. – 2016 г.).   С.Н. Лебедев являлся одним из немногих российских специалистов в области международного коммерческого арбитража, имеющих известность и авторитет на мировом уровне. С.Н. Лебедев более тридцати лет возглавлял кафедру международного частного и гражданского права Московского государственного института международных […]

Международное частное право и международный коммерческий арбитраж как приложения в юридической реальности

Международное частное право и международный коммерческий арбитраж как приложения в юридической реальности

“Международное частное право и международный коммерческий арбитраж как приложения в юридической реальности”: видеозапись  лекции Александра Муранова, управляющего партнера Коллегии адвокатов «Муранов, Черняков и партнеры» на Юридическом факультете МГУ имени М.В. Ломоносова. 

Enforcement of Settlement Agreements Reached in Arbitration and Mediation

Enforcement of Settlement Agreements Reached in Arbitration and Mediation

In September 2015 the UNCITRAL Working Group II (Arbitration and Conciliation) continued its work on formulating a legal framework on the enforcement of settlement agreements, including a convention, model provisions or guidance texts. Currently, parties can request arbitral tribunals to record their settlement agreements as consent awards, ie an arbitral award on terms agreed upon by the […]

Consent Awards in International Arbitration

Consent Awards in International Arbitration

Kryvoi, Yaraslau and Davydenko, Dmitry, Consent Awards in International Arbitration: From Settlement to Enforcement (November 7, 2015). Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Volume 40, pp. 827-868, 2015. Full text available at SSRN.

English Law Week 2015 To Take Place in Moscow

English Law Week 2015 To Take Place in Moscow

The Law Society and the Bar Council of England and Wales is holding the third English Law Week event in Moscow from 30 November to 2 December 2015. Partners of the event include the British Russian Law Association, the Anglo Russian Law Association, the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers and the Moscow Chamber of Advocates. CIS […]

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Every Third LCIA Case Involves a CIS-related Party

Every Third LCIA Case Involves a CIS-related Party

CIS Arbitration Forum continues its series of interviews with representatives of major international arbitration institutions involved in disputes related to Russia and the CIS region. The series proceeds with an interview with Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, Director General of London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). Dmitry Davydenko: Do you see any trends in the LCIA arbitration workload related to the CIS region? […]

Switzerland Attracts CIS Parties by Not Applying EU or US Sanctions

Switzerland Attracts CIS Parties by Not Applying EU or US Sanctions

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. The idea is to provide updates from major arbitration institutions and their efforts to improve services rendered to arbitration users from the region. Today we publish an interview with Philipp Habegger, President of the […]

Stans Energy and Kutisay Mining v. Republic of Kyrgyzstan

Stans Energy and Kutisay Mining v. Republic of Kyrgyzstan

Kutisay & Stans Energy v Kyrgyz Republic, Moscow Arbitration, Award Annulment, Decision dated 27 July 2015  

Приведение в исполнение арбитражных решений на согласованных условиях

Приведение в исполнение арбитражных решений на согласованных условиях

Давыденко Д.Л. Международная принудительная исполнимость арбитражных решений на согласованных условиях (International Enforceability of Consent Awards) В статье рассматриваются некоторые особенности применения положений ст. V Конвенции ООН о признании и приведении в исполнение иностранных арбитражных решений 1958 г. («Нью-йоркская конвенция») к арбитражным решениям, вынесенным на согласованных условиях. Проводится анализ того, насколько применимы к такого рода решениям положения п. […]

Minsk to Host IV ICC Lex Mercatoria Moot in November 2015

Minsk to Host IV ICC Lex Mercatoria Moot in November 2015

On 28-30 November 2015, the IV International Arbitration Moot Court ICC Lex Mercatoria will take place in Minsk (Belarus). The International Arbitration Moot Court ICC Lex Mercatoria aims to promote international commercial arbitration as an alternative means of resolution of commercial disputes. The International Arbitration Moot Court will focus on resolution of a mock case by […]

New Draft Law Aims to Bring Arbitration in Russia to Order

New Draft Law Aims to Bring Arbitration in Russia to Order

Since 2013 the Russian legislator is reforming arbitration laws of Russia. The reason for the reform was a the lack of consistency in Russian arbitration regulations, existence of so-called “pocket arbitration tribunals” and sham arbitration tribunals. The reform aims to facilitate the stability and transparency of the system. The first draft law on arbitration was introduced by Russian Ministry of […]

French Judgment Unenforceable Because of Lack of Legal Certainty

French Judgment Unenforceable Because of Lack of Legal Certainty

In January 2015 the Russian Supreme Court refused to enforce the Resolution of Paris Appellate Court No. RG 09/19535 dated 18 November 2010 on the collection of EUR 150,000 from the Government of Kaliningrad Region for the Republic of Lithuania. The case highlights the importance of a foreign judge giving reasons in a clear way in order for the decision to be […]

University program on ADR (in Russian language)

University program on ADR (in Russian language)

University program on ADR (in Russian language) authored by Dmitry Davydenko published in “Arbitration” (“Treteyskiy sud”), one of the few Russian legal journals specialised on ADR. The program for master students includes arbitration, mediation and other conflict resolution techniques. Taught by the author in 2011-2014 at Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. Full publication reproduced here (including the […]

Russian Federation v. I.M. Badprim S.R.L.

Russian Federation v. I.M. Badprim S.R.L.

Russian Federation c/o Federal Customs Office of the Russian Federation v  I.M. Bkadprim SRL, SCC Arbitration, Award dated 23 January 2015  

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Yukos Universal Limited (Isle of Man) v. Russian Federation

Yukos Universal Limited (Isle of Man) v. Russian Federation

Yukos Universal Limited (Isle of Man) v. The Russian Federation, UNCITRAL, PCA Case No. AA 227 – Final Award – 18 July 2014 – Part 1 Yukos Universal Limited (Isle of Man) v. The Russian Federation, UNCITRAL, PCA Case No. AA 227 – Final Award – 18 July 2014 – Part 2 Pleading notes for […]

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Veteran Petroleum Limited (Cyprus) v. Russian Federation

Veteran Petroleum Limited (Cyprus) v. Russian Federation

Veteran Petroleum Limited (Cyprus) v. The Russian Federation, UNCITRAL, PCA Case No. AA 228 – Final Award – 18 July 2014 – Part 1 Veteran Petroleum Limited (Cyprus) v. The Russian Federation, UNCITRAL, PCA Case No. AA 228 – Final Award – 18 July 2014 – Part 2 Pleading notes for Russia in Dutch court […]

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Yuri Bogdanov and Yulia Bogdanova v. Republic of Moldova

Yuri Bogdanov and Yulia Bogdanova v. Republic of Moldova

Yuri Bogdanov and Yulia Bogdanova v. Republic of Moldova, SCC Case No. V091/2012 – Final Award – 16 April 2013 (became available in 2014 only) – Part 1 Yuri Bogdanov and Yulia Bogdanova v. Republic of Moldova, SCC Case No. V091/2012 – Final Award – 16 April 2013 (became available in 2014 only) – Part […]

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Decision on the interpretation of article 11 of the Moscow Convention for the Protection of Investors’ Rights (23 September 2014)

Decision on the interpretation of article 11 of the Moscow Convention for the Protection of Investors’ Rights (23 September 2014)

Decision on the interpretation of article 11 of the Moscow Convention for the Protection of Investors’ Rights (23 September 2014)  

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İçkale İnşaat Limited Şirketi v. Turkmenistan

İçkale İnşaat Limited Şirketi v. Turkmenistan

İçkale İnşaat Limited Şirketi v. Turkmenistan, ICSID Case No. ARB/10/24 – Decision on Claimant’s Proposal to Disqualify Professor Philippe Sands- 11 July  

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Muhammet Çap & Sehil Inşaat Endustri ve Ticaret Ltd. Sti. v. Turkmenistan

Muhammet Çap & Sehil Inşaat Endustri ve Ticaret Ltd. Sti. v. Turkmenistan

Muhammet Çap & Sehil Inşaat Endustri ve Ticaret Ltd. Sti. v. Turkmenistan, ICSID Case No. ARB/12/6 – Decision on Respondent’s Objection to Jurisdiction under Article VII(2) – 13 February 2015  

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OKKV (OKKB) and others v. Kyrgyz Republic

OKKV (OKKB) and others v. Kyrgyz Republic

OKKV (OKKB) and others v. Kyrgyz Republic: Judgment of the Moscow Arbitrazh Court on Application to Set Aside Award (Russian) – 23 June 2014 Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry OKKV (OKKB) and others v Kyrgyz Republic Award (Russian) November 2013  

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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 […]

Approach of Russian Courts to International Forum Shopping

Approach of Russian Courts to International Forum Shopping

Unlike in the United Kingdom or the United States, international forum shopping is rarely at issue in Russian case law or legal doctrine. However, disputes related to forum shopping do arise in Russia: it happens that the same disputes fall within the jurisdiction of national courts of several states, e.g. the national court of the […]

Russian Courts Reject Overly Broad Interpretation of Investment Treaty Arbitration Clause

Russian Courts Reject Overly Broad Interpretation of Investment Treaty Arbitration Clause

Arbitral tribunals in Moscow interpreted surprisingly broadly the dispute resolution provision in an investment treaty, allowing the investors to apply at unlimited number of fora at their choice. However, the Minsk-based CIS Economic Court in its decision on 23 September clarified that such provision establishes only a potential possibility of investor-state dispute resolution by international arbitration provided that the […]

International Соmmercial Arbitration Review Renews with Its 10th Anniversary Issue

International Соmmercial Arbitration Review Renews with Its 10th Anniversary Issue

The International Commercial Arbitration Review (ICAR) celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2014. It is the only Russian journal specialised exclusively on problems of international commercial and investment arbitration and mediation. The journal is the successor the International Commercial Arbitration journal, which has been published since 2004 and achieved a high reputation among Russian and foreign specialists. The journal appears in […]

Bank of Moscow and Sberbank Leasing v. Vladimir Kekhman

Bank of Moscow and Sberbank Leasing v. Vladimir Kekhman

UK High Court in Buncruptcy Bank of Moscow and Sberbank Leasing v Vladimir Kekhman and others Judgment April 2014

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VTB Capital v.  Nutritek International Corporation

VTB Capital v. Nutritek International Corporation

UK Court of Appeal VTB Capital v Nutritek International Corp April 2012

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KT Asia Investment Group B.V. v. Republic of Kazakhstan

KT Asia Investment Group B.V. v. Republic of Kazakhstan

KT Asia Investment Group B.V. v Kazakhstan, ICSID Arbitration, Award dated August 2013

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Garanty Koza v. Turkmenistan

Garanty Koza v. Turkmenistan

Garanty Koza v Turkmenistan, ICSID Arbitration, Award dated 3 July 2013

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Russian Arbitration Day 2014: Arbitration in Russia Undergoing Turbulence

Russian Arbitration Day 2014: Arbitration in Russia Undergoing Turbulence

The international conference Russian Arbitration Day took place on 29 May in Moscow.  The event focused on key issues concerning the development of international commercial arbitration on Post-Soviet territory. It was the second such conference held by the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. A number […]

Kiev Arbitration Days 2014: Think Big!

Kiev Arbitration Days 2014: Think Big!

Kiev Arbitration Days 2014: Think Big! (KAD 2014) will take place on 6-7 November 2014 in Radisson Blu Hotel, Kiev, Ukraine. The conference is conducted under the auspices of the Ukrainian Bar Association. CIS Arbitration Forum is an media partner of the event. The KAD 2014 will bring together world-class dispute resolution practitioners and prominent arbitration experts to discuss problems […]

Russian Arbitration Day 2014

Russian Arbitration Day 2014

The Russian Arbitration Day conference will take place on 29 May 2014 in the Congress hall of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. CIS Arbitration Forum is an information partner if the event. The conference promotes the development of international arbitration on post-Soviet territory. Both the conference format and a strict reporters’ […]

Top-10 International Arbitration Developments in Russia in 2013

Top-10 International Arbitration Developments in Russia in 2013

2013 was an important year for international arbitration in Russia. Numerous important court judgments were rendered by the higher courts. A large-scale and ground-breaking legislative reform is underway. Some new high profile arbitrations were commenced. We have selected and summarised the 10 most important events related to international arbitration last year. 1. Launch of legislative […]

Исследование рынка юридических услуг в сфере международного арбитража в СНГ

Исследование рынка юридических услуг в сфере международного арбитража в СНГ

Журнал Legal Insight cовместно с Российской арбитражной ассоциацией и CIS Arbitration Forum проводят первое исследование рынка юридических услуг в сфере международного коммерческого арбитража в России и СНГ. Оно включает в себя он-лайн опросы юридических департаментов и фирм, а также глубинные интервью с юристами юридических фирм, корпоративными юристами и арбитрами. По результатам исследования в феврале-марте 2014 […]

Summary Proceedings in Civil Cases: a New Treatise Published in Russia

Summary Proceedings in Civil Cases: a New Treatise Published in Russia

In late autumn 2013 Infotropic Media publishing house released a treatise “Summary proceedings in civil cases” (in Russian language). The author of this book is Zoya Papulova, a young researcher and a practicing lawyer in Yekaterinburg (Southern Urals). The general editor of the book is meritorious jurist of Russia, doctor of law professor Irina Reshetnikova. The author analyses […]

Conference on Russia- and CIS-related Dispute Resolution to Take Place in London

Conference on Russia- and CIS-related Dispute Resolution to Take Place in London

A major conference on Russia- and CIS-related Dispute resolution is taking place in London on 27–28 February 2014 in The Sheraton Park Lane 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. […]

Foreign Litigations Involving CIS Parties
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Foreign Litigations Involving CIS Parties

British Virgin Islands Cucurova Finance International Limited v. Alfa Telecom Turkey Ltd. Cucurova Finance International Limited v. Alfa Telecom Turkey Ltd (Privy Council) The United Kingdom Abramovich v. Berezovsky Abramovich v. Berezovsky (Decision) BNP Paribas SA v. OJSC Russian Machines & ors BNP Paribas SA v. OJSC Russian Machines & ors (2011) BNP Paribas SA […]

Conference ‘Kiev Arbitration Days 2013: Think Big!’ Is Scheduled for November

Conference ‘Kiev Arbitration Days 2013: Think Big!’ Is Scheduled for November

The Kiev Arbitration Days 2013: Think Big! will take place on November 14-15, 2013 in the Radisson Blu Hotel. The conference is conducted under the auspices of the Ukrainian Bar Association. CIS Arbitration Forum is a media partner of the conference. The  event will bring together world-class dispute resolution practitioners and prominent arbitration experts to discuss […]