Commercial Arbitration

Арбитраж в Узбекистане

Арбитраж в Узбекистане

Нормативно-правовые акты Узбекистана о третейских судах Третейский суд в Узбекистане Организационно-правовые меры по развитию МКА в Узбекистане

By 14 February, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
“Pierced in Russia”: Russian Courts Pierce the Corporate Veil

“Pierced in Russia”: Russian Courts Pierce the Corporate Veil

The Russian courts have made their first steps on the path of unmasking the “evil” hidden behind the corporate form. Moreover the Russian legislator is not rushing into shaping the corporate veil more thoroughly. Hence, the Russian courts have to decide how and when the foreign legal concept of piercing the corporate veil should be […]

By 11 February, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Arbitrability of Corporate Disputes in Russia: To Be or Not to Be

Arbitrability of Corporate Disputes in Russia: To Be or Not to Be

CIS Arbitration Forum is launching a Working Papers Series. The papers will feature research papers to encourage the exchange of ideas about arbitration and dispute resolution in the former Soviet Union countries. E-copies of the Working Papers will be available in the Social Sciences Research Network electronic library. Sergey Strembelev and Yaraslau Kryvoi authored the […]

A Stranger in an Arbitration – Why Proper Notice and Powers are Important

A Stranger in an Arbitration – Why Proper Notice and Powers are Important

During the last session of this December’s ICC conference in Moscow panelists discussed “guerrilla tactics” in arbitration. Means to avoid being served with a proper notice and sending an unauthorised agent to represent a party to arbitration featured prominently among the guerrilla techniques. A recent decision of the Federal Commercial Court for the Povolz’e Circuit […]

By 26 December, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Conference “The New Vienna Rules – Quality Arbitration at Your Doorstep” took place in Kyiv

Conference “The New Vienna Rules – Quality Arbitration at Your Doorstep” took place in Kyiv

On 13 November the Vienna International Arbitral Centre held a conference “The New Vienna Rules – Quality Arbitration at Your Doorstep” on the premises of Opera Hotel in Kyiv. The conference highlighted the provisions and main changes in the Vienna Rules 2013. The new Vienna Rules became effective on 1 July 2013. The rules give […]

By 23 December, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Metal-Tech v Uzbekistan: No Jurisdiction Because of Corruption

Metal-Tech v Uzbekistan: No Jurisdiction Because of Corruption

The tribunal in the recently released award in Metal-Tech Ltd. v Republic of Uzbekistan (ICSID Case No. ARB/10/3) decided not to establish its jurisdiction over an investor claim because of corruption. The dispute erupted after the termination of a raw material supply contract and cancellation of an exclusive right to export of refined molybdenum oxide. Uzbekistan won a favourable […]

By 16 December, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Arbitration November in Kyiv

Arbitration November in Kyiv

13 November 2013 was a day full of arbitration events for young arbitration practitioners in Kyiv, Ukraine. They included a workshop “Strategy Considerations in International Arbitration”, a conference “The New Vienna Rules – Quality Arbitration at Your Doorstep”, a programme “Building a Career in International Arbitration” and a Young Arbitrators Forum event  “’Third Parties’ in […]

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Corporate Disputes’ Arbitrability in Russia: A New Opportunity

Corporate Disputes’ Arbitrability in Russia: A New Opportunity

In a case currently pending before the commercial courts of the North-Western Circuit, the Russian courts will get an opportunity to confirm that disputes arising out of share purchase agreements are arbitrable. Over the past few years several courts have ruled that they are not. With arbitration remaining the preferred means for Russian M&A disputes’ […]

By 19 November, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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. […]

Russian SCC to Rule on Tribunal’s Powers to Apply Public Law Rules

Russian SCC to Rule on Tribunal’s Powers to Apply Public Law Rules

The case deals with the tribunal’s ability to void on the basis of an alleged breach of a public law requirement.  A panel of Supreme Commercial Court judges decided this week to refer the matter to the Presidium. The panel relied on a number of grounds justifying setting aside an award applying such rules. In particular, […]

By 14 November, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Bankruptcy Cases Not Arbitrable In Kyrgyzstan

Bankruptcy Cases Not Arbitrable In Kyrgyzstan

A decision of the Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan of 20 August 2013 confirms that bankruptcy issues are not capable of settlement by arbitration under the laws of Kyrgyzstan. The decision may be seen as a clarification that the relevant restriction applies both to domestic and international arbitration. Facts of the Case In a contract concluded […]

More on Asymmetrical Arbitration Clauses from the Russian Courts

More on Asymmetrical Arbitration Clauses from the Russian Courts

In 2012 the Supreme Commercial Courts famously voided a dispute resolution clause, which entitled only one of the parties to choose between arbitration and litigation. Now the Russian courts have to decide whether to enforce a clause, which provides that the buyer should submit all its claims to arbitration, while the supplier should litigate any […]

A Landmark Decision on Validity and Enforcement of Arbitration Clauses in Russia

A Landmark Decision on Validity and Enforcement of Arbitration Clauses in Russia

Earlier this week, the Presidium of the Supreme Commercial Court released the full text of its resolution in Bosch v. Avtosped (a case we covered earlier). Unsurprisingly, the court dismissed Bosch’s claims and referred them to arbitration. However, the Supreme Commercial Court used the case to go over some basic rules that the Russian courts […]

RAA 40 Seminar in Moscow on Waiver of the Right to Set Aside an Award

RAA 40 Seminar in Moscow on Waiver of the Right to Set Aside an Award

RAA40 invites you to its inaugural RAA40 meeting, which will take place on 17 October 2013 from 9 am to 10:30 am at 22 Tverskaya Street, Summit Business Centre, 9th Floor. Hogan Lovells (CIS) has agreed to host the meeting and CIS Arbitration Forum will act as information sponsor of the event. The organisers invite discussion of the following topic that […]

By 8 October, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
ABA Conference – Is Russia Becoming More Arbitration-Friendly?

ABA Conference – Is Russia Becoming More Arbitration-Friendly?

The ABA’s Fifth Annual Conference on the Resolution of the CIS-Related Business Dispute took place on 27 September 2013 in Moscow. More than 140 delegates from around the globe attended the conference, which featured six panels and a set of mock hearings in a complex cross-border dispute. The conference’s panels covered a broad spectrum of […]

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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 […]

By 30 September, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
В Минске состоится II Международный юридический форум ICC LEX MERCATORIA

В Минске состоится II Международный юридический форум ICC LEX MERCATORIA

Международный арбитражный суд ICC (Париж), Международный арбитражный суд при БелТПП, ОО «Белорусский республиканский союз юристов», Российский национальный комитет ICC (ICC Russia, Москва), юридический факультет БГУ при поддержке ООО «ЮрСпектр» (производитель справочных правовых систем «КонсультантПлюс»), информационной поддержке журнала «Промышленно-торговое ПРАВО» и CIS Arbitration Forum 29 ноября 2013 г. в Минске проводят II Международный юридический форум ICC LEX […]

By 30 September, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Value of Expropriated Oil Assets Arbitrated at ICDR Y&I Seminar in Moscow

The Value of Expropriated Oil Assets Arbitrated at ICDR Y&I Seminar in Moscow

On 26 September the International Centre for Dispute Resolution Young & International (ICDR Y&I) held a seminar on damages in international arbitration on the premises of the Independent Arbitration Chamber, Moscow. The discussion focused on two issues: (i) valuation date and (ii) pre-award interest. Ms Noradèle Radjai (member of the Executive Board of ICDR Young […]

By 29 September, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Foreign Litigations Involving CIS Parties

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 […]

By 13 September, 2013 0 Comments Read More →