Author Archive: Andrey Kalimanov

Andrey Kalimanov is an intern with CIS Arbitration Forum. He is an associate at law firm Muranov, Chernyakov & Partners, Moscow, Russia. His practice focuses on international arbitration, domestic litigation, enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign court judgments, advising clients on different Russian law aspects in foreign litigations and arbitrations. Andrey is a co-founder and member of the Russian Arbitration Association (RAA). Andrey graduated with honours from the Law Faculty of the State University of Management (GUU).

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Unreliable Warranty as a Basis for Invalidity of a Transaction

Unreliable Warranty as a Basis for Invalidity of a Transaction

Foreign and Russian legal practitioners quite often note the absence of legal enforceability of “warranties” as a shortcoming of the Russian legal system. Meanwhile, the situation is changing as, on 10 July 2014, the Ninth Commercial Appellate Court confirmed the judgment of the Moscow Commercial Court acknowledging the legal force of “contractual warranties” and the duty of parties to […]

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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 […]

Enforcement of Russian Judgment in England: JSC VTB Bank v Skurikhin

Enforcement of Russian Judgment in England: JSC VTB Bank v Skurikhin

A recently-published judgment of the High Court in the case JSC VTB Bank v Skurikhin has confirmed that Russian judgments can be enforced in England and Wales. The English court recovered from the defendant all amounts claimed under the Russian judgments (622 million rubles) with exclusion of penalties because the judge decided “that they are punitive in […]

Baltic Arbitration Days Will Take Place in Riga this June

Baltic Arbitration Days Will Take Place in Riga this June

Baltic Arbitration Days will take place on 26–27 June 2014 at Riga Graduate School of Law, Latvia. DIS Baltikum (Baltic Regional Group of the German Institution of Arbitration) is the main host of the conference and CIS Arbitration Forum is its information sponsor. The main conference topics are the international enforcement of arbitral awards and arbitration […]

Disputes Arising Out of Government Contracts Not Arbitrable?

Disputes Arising Out of Government Contracts Not Arbitrable?

Russia’s highest 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 arbitral award in a dispute between a government agency and a company. The dispute arose out of a government contract by which the company agreed to […]

Russian Court Recognises Northern Ireland Judgment in the Absence of Special Treaty

Russian Court Recognises Northern Ireland Judgment in the Absence of Special Treaty

On 8 October 2013 the Supreme Commercial Court recognised a judgment of the High Court of Northern Ireland (the “Judgment”). This is the first time a Russian court has recognised a judgment from this jurisdiction. The Court recognised the Judgment without enforcement because the Judgment does not require monetary recovery. Recognition without enforcement means that the Russian court acknowledged […]

Russia’s Supreme Commercial Court Questions Impartiality of Party-Affiliated Arbitral Institutions

Russia’s Supreme Commercial Court Questions Impartiality of Party-Affiliated Arbitral Institutions

The Supreme Commercial Court is set to rule in two cases, which revolve around the fundamental principle of nemo iudex in causa sua. The cases arise out two arbitral awards. First case: the Arbitration Court of Gazprom rendered an award in favour of a Gazprom-affiliated entity. Second case: the tribunal administered by the Center of Dispute […]

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