Commercial Arbitration

Every Third LCIA Case Involves a CIS-related Party

Every Third LCIA Case Involves a CIS-related Party

CIS Arbitration Forum continues its series of interviews with representatives of major international arbitration institutions involved in disputes related to Russia and the CIS region. The series proceeds with an interview with Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, Director General of London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). CIS Arbitration Forum: Do you see any trends in the LCIA arbitration workload related to the CIS […]

Tribunal Requests Claimants to Disclose to Turkmenistan who is Paying for Their Lawsuit

Tribunal Requests Claimants to Disclose to Turkmenistan who is Paying for Their Lawsuit

Even though third party funding is increasingly common in international arbitration, the disclosure of funding arrangements is relatively rare and is required only in exceptional circumstances. Earlier this year in Muhammet Çap & Sehil Inşaat Endustri ve Ticaret Ltd. Sti v. Turkmenistan the ICSID tribunal issued an order to compel the parties to disclose third party funding arrangements. Brief […]

Конференция «Россия как место разрешения споров» пройдет в Москве

Конференция «Россия как место разрешения споров» пройдет в Москве

9 декабря 2015 года Российский национальный комитет Международной торговой палаты (ICC Russia) в партнерстве с Арбитражной Ассоциацией (РАА) при активной поддержке Суда ICC проводят ежегодную арбитражную конференцию «Россия как место разрешения споров» (please see brief English text below). Основными целями конференции является содействие развитию третейских судов и международного коммерческого арбитража в России, продвижение в национальных и международных […]

By 27 October, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Switzerland Attracts CIS Parties by Not Applying EU or US Sanctions

Switzerland Attracts CIS Parties by Not Applying EU or US Sanctions

CIS Arbitration Forum continues its series of interviews with representatives of major international arbitration institutions working on disputes related to Russia and the CIS region. The idea is to provide updates from major arbitration institutions and their efforts to improve services rendered to arbitration users from the region. Today we publish an interview with Philipp Habegger, President of the […]

Конференция “Реформа арбитража: что ждет бизнес?”

Конференция “Реформа арбитража: что ждет бизнес?”

ИД «Коммерсантъ» организует  конференцию, посвященную реформе арбитража  в Москве, 27 ноября. CIS Arbitration Forum – информационный партнер мероприятия. Ключевые темы для обсуждения: • Реформа третейского правосудия и будущее третейских судов • Проблемы российского арбитража в разрешении споров с иностранными компаниями • Изменения в ГК РФ в 2015 г. и их влияние на судебную практику • Обзор […]

By 21 October, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Ukraine Courts Rule on the Effect of Assignment of Arbitration Awards

Ukraine Courts Rule on the Effect of Assignment of Arbitration Awards

In its 8 April 2015 decision, the Higher Specialised Court of Ukraine confirmed that an application for recognition and enforcement of an arbitration award can be served only by an original claimant who has taken part in the arbitration proceedings. Euler Hermes Services Schweiz AG v OJSC Odessa Fat and Oil Plant became the first case […]

By 25 September, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Форум о третейской реформе в России состоялся в Санкт-Петербурге

Форум о третейской реформе в России состоялся в Санкт-Петербурге

8 октября 2015 года в Санкт-Петербурге на базе Юридического факультета Санкт-Петербургского государственного университета состоялся Третий Всероссийский форум третейского и делового сообществ «Третейская реформа в России: завершающий этап?». В рамках Форума представлены мировые тенденции реформирования третейского законодательства и подготовлены рекомендации в отношении пакета законопроектов по третейской реформы, которые будут направлены в рабочую группу профильного комитета Государственной Думы РФ. […]

By 17 September, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Kiev Arbitration Days 2015 to Take Place in November

Kiev Arbitration Days 2015 to Take Place in November

Ukrainian Bar Association invites to participate in international conference KIEV ARBITRATION DAYS 2015: Think Big! (KAD 2015). The event is scheduled for 5-6 November 2015 in Radisson Blu Hotel, Kiev, Ukraine. The KAD 2015 will bring together world-class dispute resolution practitioners and prominent arbitration experts to discuss problems and perspectives of international arbitration. The programme coordinator […]

By 19 August, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Annual ICDR Y&I Seminar in Moscow

Annual ICDR Y&I Seminar in Moscow

International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Y&I organizes its annual arbitration event in Moscow. This year’s Seminar “Resolving Small Claims Without Big Problems: Expedited Procedures in International Arbitration and Litigation” will take place on Thursday, 17 September 2015 at the National Research University Higher School of Economics. Registration will open at 16:30, with the Seminar running from […]

By 14 August, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Cyprus International Arbitration Week Scheduled for October

Cyprus International Arbitration Week Scheduled for October

Cyprus International Arbitration Week to be held in Limassol-Nicosia on October 19 – 23, 2015 on the occasion of the celebration for CIArb’s 100th Anniversary. XIV Special CIArb Member Qualification Course will form part of this occasion. Organizers include such entities as  Capital Business Events, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK (CIArb), CIArb Cyprus Branch and the Anglo-Russian Law Association (ARLA). CIS Arbitration […]

By 30 July, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CIS-Related Disputes in Stockholm On the Rise Because of the Economic Crisis

CIS-Related Disputes in Stockholm On the Rise Because of the Economic Crisis

CIS Arbitration Forum is starting a series of interviews with representatives of major international arbitration institutions working on disputes related to Russia and the CIS region. We hope the readers will appreciate updates from major arbitration institutions and their efforts to improve services rendered to arbitration users from the region. The series starts with an […]

Yukos Award – Beginning of a New Enforcement Saga

Yukos Award – Beginning of a New Enforcement Saga

While the recent agreement between Yukos shareholders and Rosneft settles all litigation disputes between them, it does not solve the existing disputes between Yukos and Russia as a state, in particular the $50 billion arbitration award made by the PCA in The Hague in 2014. As Russia refuses to voluntarily comply with the award, Yukos […]

Приведение в исполнение арбитражных решений на согласованных условиях

Приведение в исполнение арбитражных решений на согласованных условиях

Давыденко Д.Л. Международная принудительная исполнимость арбитражных решений на согласованных условиях (International Enforceability of Consent Awards) В статье рассматриваются некоторые особенности применения положений ст. V Конвенции ООН о признании и приведении в исполнение иностранных арбитражных решений 1958 г. («Нью-йоркская конвенция») к арбитражным решениям, вынесенным на согласованных условиях. Проводится анализ того, насколько применимы к такого рода решениям положения п. […]

Minsk to Host IV ICC Lex Mercatoria Moot in November 2015

Minsk to Host IV ICC Lex Mercatoria Moot in November 2015

On 28-30 November 2015, the IV International Arbitration Moot Court ICC Lex Mercatoria will take place in Minsk (Belarus). The International Arbitration Moot Court ICC Lex Mercatoria aims to promote international commercial arbitration as an alternative means of resolution of commercial disputes. The International Arbitration Moot Court will focus on resolution of a mock case by […]

RAA40 Newsletters

RAA40 Newsletters

RAA40 Newsletter No 6 2016 RAA40 Newsletter No 5 2015 RAA40 Newsletter No 4 2014 RAA40 Newsletter No 3 2014 (part 1) RAA40 Newsletter No 3 2014 (part 2) RAA40 Newsletter No 2 2014 RAA40 Newsletter No 1 2013 Acknowledgments RAA40 is a forum for the young arbitration practitioners in Russia to exchange ideas, meet renowned […]

By 1 June, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Review of Russian Court Decisions Related to Arbitration: January-May 2015

Review of Russian Court Decisions Related to Arbitration: January-May 2015

In January-May 2015 the Russian courts rendered several important decisions dealing with: the arbitrability of public procurement disputes; the effect of pre-existing links between an arbitral institution and a party to arbitration; partial annulment of arbitration awards; and anti-enforcement injunctions. Non-Arbitrability of Public Procurement Disputes Does Not Create Constitutional Issues Application of City Clinical Hospital No. […]

New Draft Law Aims to Bring Arbitration in Russia to Order

New Draft Law Aims to Bring Arbitration in Russia to Order

Since 2013 the Russian legislator is reforming arbitration laws of Russia. The reason for the reform was a the lack of consistency in Russian arbitration regulations, existence of so-called “pocket arbitration tribunals” and sham arbitration tribunals. The reform aims to facilitate the stability and transparency of the system. The first draft law on arbitration was introduced by Russian Ministry of […]

Arbitrations against Ukraine and its State Bodies in Post-Revolution Period

Arbitrations against Ukraine and its State Bodies in Post-Revolution Period

2014 was one of the most difficult years in the contemporary history of Ukraine in both political and economic terms. The country lived through the Revolution of Dignity in February, the annexation of Crimea in March, the ongoing military conflict in eastern Ukraine and deep financial and economic crisis. In order to counter these difficulties and to […]

Appellate Court Restores “Lender’s Option to Litigate” Clause

Appellate Court Restores “Lender’s Option to Litigate” Clause

On 12 March 2015 a Russian appellate court overruled the lower court’s decision invalidating the “lender’s option” part of a complex dispute resolution clause and referring parties to arbitration. As discussed earlier on the CIS Arbitration Forum, the lender’s option clause empowers only one of the parties to the facility agreement to institute proceedings before any competent state court in spite of the […]

By 15 April, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Problem of ‘Pocket Arbitration Courts’ in Russia: Finally Resolved?

The Problem of ‘Pocket Arbitration Courts’ in Russia: Finally Resolved?

The recent decision of the Russian Supreme Court in the case of Geotrest LLC v Gazprom Invest Vostok LLC and an earlier decision of the Constitutional Court indicate a significant change in the approach of Russian courts to the so-called “pocket arbitration courts”. These decisions contradict the previous practice and will most likely lead to significant […]