Author Archive: Rinat Gareev

Rinat Gareev holds common law and civil law degrees, and he is currently seeking admittance to the New York Bar. He obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Trade and Dispute Resolution from the University of Illinois College of Law, and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.
He worked as a research assistant at the Higher School of Economics and later joint the UK-based legal-tech firm, where in his role as a junior associate he assisted the legal team in representing the interests of air-passengers before the EU State courts and in ADR proceedings.
His professional and academic interests include international commercial arbitration, consumer arbitration, and cross-border litigation.

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Tatneft v Ukraine: U.S. District Court explains impartiality and public policy

Tatneft v Ukraine: U.S. District Court explains impartiality and public policy

By a decision handed down on 24 August 2020 in PAO Tatneft v Ukraine, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia rejected an application by Ukraine to set aside an award enforcement order. Tatneft, the fifth largest oil company in Russia, brought the action to enforce a UNCITRAL arbitral award entered against […]

Kazakhstan Defeats Enforcement of Investment Arbitration Award Against National Bank Assets

Kazakhstan Defeats Enforcement of Investment Arbitration Award Against National Bank Assets

The Svea Court of Appeal, on June 17th 2020, handed down its decision in the Republic of Kazakhstan v Stati et al annulling orders of attachment against assets of the National Bank of Kazakhstan. The court ruling is the latest development in the protracted process of enforcement of an SCC investor-state award granted against Kazakhstan […]

English Court Rejects Contempt Application Calling It Personal Vengeance

English Court Rejects Contempt Application Calling It Personal Vengeance

In Navigator Equities Ltd & Anor v Deripaska [2020] EWHC 1798 (Comm), the High Court of England and Wales, on 17th July 2020, held that the claimant’s contempt application was an abuse of process as being primarily motivated by personal animosity against the counterparty.  In this large-value dispute emerging from Russia, the judge emphasized that […]

Russian Court Thwarts Asset Shifting Manoeuvre in Support of the LCIA Arbitration

Russian Court Thwarts Asset Shifting Manoeuvre in Support of the LCIA Arbitration

On 4 June 2020, the Commercial Court for the city of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region granted provisional relief in order to prevent dissipation of assets and thus to avoid the frustration of enforcement of an LCIA award in Russia. The court articulated ”reasonable suspicion“ standard for preliminary relief and provided further guidance and […]

Russian Response to Western Sanctions: Exclusive Jurisdiction of State Commercial Courts

Russian Response to Western Sanctions: Exclusive Jurisdiction of State Commercial Courts

On 8 June 2020, the Russian legislator has implemented changes to the Russian Commercial Procedure Code. The amendment grants Russian commercial courts exclusive jurisdiction over certain types of disputes whose subject matter relates to foreign sanctions or disputes involving sanctioned individuals and legal entities. At the request by sanctioned parties, Russian commercial courts now have […]

Former Yukos Shareholders Seize Russian Vodka Brands in the Netherlands

Former Yukos Shareholders Seize Russian Vodka Brands in the Netherlands

The dispute between Russia and the former majority shareholders of the now-defunct oil and gas company – Yukos has been ongoing since 2014 when the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) tribunal ruled against Russia for illegal expropriation of the company and awarded its former shareholders a record-breaking $50 billion. Since then award creditors continue their […]

Enka v Chubb Russia: Role of the Seat of Arbitration

Enka v Chubb Russia: Role of the Seat of Arbitration

The English Court of Appeal has recently confirmed in Enka v Chubb that English courts are competent to grant anti-suit injunctions in support of arbitrations seated in England and has provided further clarifications on how to properly determine the governing law of the arbitration agreement. A massive fire broke out in 2016 during the reconstruction […]