Author Archive: Olga Hryniuk

Olga Hryniuk, born in Minsk (Belarus). Education: European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania) — LLB (International and European Law), Coventry University (UK) — International Relations. Currently works as a legal consultant for several logistics companies in Minsk.

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The escalation of Iran–Turkmenistan gas dispute:  Will the battle begin?

The escalation of Iran–Turkmenistan gas dispute: Will the battle begin?

On 30 January, Iran announced the intention to file a claim with the ICC International Court of Arbitration over the quality and price of Turkmenistan gas. The gas dispute between Iran and Turkmenistan broke out in January 2017, when Turkmenistan stopped its gas exports to Iran. Turkmengaz, the national gas company of Turkmenistan, claimed that […]

The enduring saga of Tajikistan’s TALCO dispute

The enduring saga of Tajikistan’s TALCO dispute

The Tajik Aluminium Company (or TALCO, also referred as TadAZ) has become the symbol of Central Asian corruption and non-transparency. Tajikistan’s most scandalous industrial asset has undergone through an array of legal challenges – from unresolved offshore mysteries to rapid management switches, from dubious tolling schemes to one of the most expensive litigations in the […]

By 15 January, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Foreign Investment in the Post-2014 Ukraine: Signs of Improvement?

Foreign Investment in the Post-2014 Ukraine: Signs of Improvement?

Foreign direct investment (“FDI“) inflow in Ukraine was drastically reduced after the Euromaidan, the annexation of Crimea and the military unrest in the East of Ukraine. This number fell from $4.5 billion in 2013 to $410 million in 2014. The Ukrainian government faced the difficult task of improving the investment climate in the country. How well has […]

By 22 November, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
The Impact of Western Sanctions on Russian Energy Companies

The Impact of Western Sanctions on Russian Energy Companies

As a response to the Crimean crisis, in March 2014 the United States and the European Union, followed by Albania, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Montenegro and Norway, initiated sanctions on several Russian citizens and businesses. In August 2014 the Russian government responded by ordering an entry ban on several American and Canadian citizens and a total ban on […]

By 1 November, 2017 0 Comments Read More →