Commercial Arbitration

Ukraine’s Supreme Court Confirms the Respondent’s Burden to Prove Lack of Notice

Ukraine’s Supreme Court Confirms the Respondent’s Burden to Prove Lack of Notice

In a recent decision the Supreme Court of Ukraine confirmed that the respondent may not prevent enforcement of an arbitral award simply by claiming that it had not received notice. The decision also confirms that the respondent may not circumvent the general allocation of burden of proof mandated by the New York Convention by reframing […]

Award Enforcement in Russia: Forum Conveniens Rule

Award Enforcement in Russia: Forum Conveniens Rule

A significant number of foreign assets can be found in the territory of the Russian Federation. As such, the country may become a popular venue for the enforcement of arbitral awards against foreign entities. This post looks at Russian law and practice when it comes to enforcement of arbitral awards against parties that are not incorporated in […]

Closer Scrutiny of Arbitral Awards Required If Fraud Is Alleged

Closer Scrutiny of Arbitral Awards Required If Fraud Is Alleged

Parties’ use of arbitration for improper purposes has been a topic of growing concern for the Russian business community, courts and state authorities. While an extensive overhaul of the Russian arbitration law to address these concerns is underway, courts employ available procedural mechanisms to combat abuse. This week the Presidium of the Supreme Commercial Court will […]

Ambiguous Clause Successfully ‘Cured’

Ambiguous Clause Successfully ‘Cured’

Russian courts have traditionally been cautious in dealing with ambiguous and too general arbitration clauses. Where parties agree that their disputes “shall be resolved by arbitration” without more the clause is unlikely to be enforced. However, Russia’s participation in the European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration (the “European Convention”) provides a very useful instrument to […]

When It Is Not Too Late to Request Referral to Arbitration?

When It Is Not Too Late to Request Referral to Arbitration?

Under article II of the New York Convention if a state court is seized of a matter covered by an arbitration agreement it shall refer the parties to arbitration if one of the parties requests such a referral. In a recent decision the Federal Commercial Court for the North-Western Circuit provided important guidance as to the timing […]

Russian Arbitration Day 2014

Russian Arbitration Day 2014

The Russian Arbitration Day conference will take place on 29 May 2014 in the Congress hall of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. CIS Arbitration Forum is an information partner if the event. The conference promotes the development of international arbitration on post-Soviet territory. Both the conference format and a strict reporters’ […]

Supreme Commercial Court to Address Guerilla Tactics and Notice

Supreme Commercial Court to Address Guerilla Tactics and Notice

Earlier this year we covered a case, where the Russian courts refused to enforce an award citing lack of proper notice to the respondent. The courts agreed with the respondent that a person purporting to act on respondent’s behalf lacked the power to do so. The story was not over though as this week a […]

Survey of the CIS Legal Services Market in International Arbitration

Survey of the CIS Legal Services Market in International Arbitration

Legal Insight magazine has published a Survey of the CIS legal services market in International Arbitration prepared jointly with the Russian Arbitration Association and CIS Arbitration Forum. The authors of the survey have indicated the main trends connected with the CIS arbitration market, in particular, the rapidly growing amount of CIS-related disputes and the connection of a […]

Замечания к законопроектам Минюста о третейских судах

Замечания к законопроектам Минюста о третейских судах

В январе 2014 г. Минюст РФ опубликовал для общественного обсуждения проекты федеральных законов о третейских судах и международном коммерческом арбитраже в России. Пока проекты встретили скорее негативную реакцию представителей юридического сообщества и бизнеса. Статьи представляют собой развернутые соображения арбитра МКАС и МАК РФ, доцента МГИМО А.И. Муранова в отношении данных проектов Минюста, а также в отношении […]

By 14 March, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Top-10 International Arbitration Developments in Russia in 2013

Top-10 International Arbitration Developments in Russia in 2013

2013 was an important year for international arbitration in Russia. Numerous important court judgments were rendered by the higher courts. A large-scale and ground-breaking legislative reform is underway. Some new high profile arbitrations were commenced. We have selected and summarised the 10 most important events related to international arbitration last year. 1. Launch of legislative […]

Международная конференция Российской Арбитражной Ассоциации «Будущее арбитража в России»

Международная конференция Российской Арбитражной Ассоциации «Будущее арбитража в России»

24 апреля 2014 года состоится Международная конференция Российской Арбитражной Ассоциации (РАА) «Будущее арбитража в России». Ключевые темы: Реформа законодательства о третейских судах – улучшение качества третейского разбирательства или угроза его существованию? Взгляд со стороны: мнение ведущих арбитражных институтов и опыт иностранных государств.

By 4 March, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By 14 December, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
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 →