Tag: CIS Disputes

Round-Up of Investment Arbitrations Against CIS States: Recent Developments

Round-Up of Investment Arbitrations Against CIS States: Recent Developments

In the December 2016 – March 2017 period, some major procedural developments occurred in several pending and concluded investment arbitrations against CIS states. In some of these pending disputes, arbitral tribunals have asserted jurisdiction over the investors’ claims, addressing noteworthy issues such as: provisional application of the Energy Charter Treaty, application of BITs to investments in Crimea and corruption […]

Moscow Convention on Protection of the Rights of the Investor

Moscow Convention on Protection of the Rights of the Investor

Moscow Convention on Protection of the Rights of the Investor was signed on 28 March 1997 and is in force as between the following CIS member states: Armenia, Belarus, The Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The Convention provides main types of obligations of host states towards foreign investors, eg, fair and equitable treatment, […]

By 3 February, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
CIS Regional Conventions on Cross-Border Litigation and Its Application by Russian Courts

CIS Regional Conventions on Cross-Border Litigation and Its Application by Russian Courts

Recognition and enforcement of foreign court judgments in Russia generally require the existence of a treaty between the issuing state and the recognising state; otherwise, the principle of reciprocity applies. On the CIS level this procedure is relatively facilitated by a number of conventions. This post looks at the main features of these CIS regional […]

By 9 December, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Recent Investment Arbitration Disputes involving CIS States

Recent Investment Arbitration Disputes involving CIS States

The period of July–October 2016 has seen several developments in the field of Investor-State Dispute Settlement in the CIS region. The arbitral tribunals in these cases will further address issues such as: the succession of the former Soviet republics to USSR investment treaty obligations, the mandatory nature of local courts’ litigation provision in the Turkmenistan–Turkey […]

By 17 October, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Is the Door to England Still That Wide Open for CIS Disputes?

Is the Door to England Still That Wide Open for CIS Disputes?

6 February marked lawyers’ calendars with an important message from the UK Supreme Court: English courts will not accept jurisdiction over a dispute in which the “centre of gravity” is in another country. In particular, the Court found that in a tort claim, where the key issues in the litigation would on the face of […]

By 11 March, 2013 0 Comments Read More →