Author Archive: Olga Putushkina

Olga Putushkina is an attorney qualified in Russia. She holds an LLM degree from the Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University, and has a concentration in the Alternative Dispute Resolution. As a part of the ADR program at Moritz, she mediated cases in courts and successfully resolved conflicts via out-of-court processes. Olga had been interning at CM Partners in Boston, MA, which is a global leader in negotiation, communication and strategic leadership management. She has a long-standing interest in international arbitration and international litigation and takes part in various conferences and discussion in this area.

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The Russian Saga of Lugana: Have the Courts Ignored the Res Judicata Principle?

The Russian Saga of Lugana: Have the Courts Ignored the Res Judicata Principle?

Russian courts have found themselves in a very controversial position regarding the enforcement of international arbitral awards. It turns out that the courts have enforced two arbitral awards in a dispute between the same parties on the same matter, something which called the res judicata principle into question. The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation […]

Arbitration of corporate disputes: novelties and new tools for legal practitioners

Arbitration of corporate disputes: novelties and new tools for legal practitioners

Russia has made significant steps towards developing and harmonising its arbitration institutions and processes with international practice. Experts at the section of the Saint-Petersburg Legal Forum (SPLF) 2017 devoted to arbitration of corporate disputes on 19 May 2017 formed an impressive board of legal practitioners dealing with arbitrations in Russian and foreign arbitral institutions. Speakers from […]

Applicability of Dispute Settlement Procedures to the Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in Russia

Applicability of Dispute Settlement Procedures to the Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in Russia

Throughout the past year, courts in Russia have struggled with the applicability of dispute settlement procedures to the enforcement of arbitral awards. As a result, uncertainty regarding the matter has sometimes produced an inconsistent judicial approach. In a decision on 20 March 2017, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation (the Court) provided clarity to […]