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Arbitration of corporate disputes: novelties and new tools for legal practitioners

Arbitration of corporate disputes: novelties and new tools for legal practitioners

Russia has made significant steps towards developing and harmonising its arbitration institutions and processes with international practice. Experts at the section of the Saint-Petersburg Legal Forum (SPLF) 2017 devoted to arbitration of corporate disputes on 19 May 2017 formed an impressive board of legal practitioners dealing with arbitrations in Russian and foreign arbitral institutions. Speakers from […]

New Russian Law on Arbitration and International Standards
By 7 September, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

New Russian Law on Arbitration and International Standards

The new arbitration laws which came into effect on 1 September 2016 have brought about some long-awaited changes. The Federal Law on Arbitration in the Russian Federation (the “Law on Arbitration”) and its ancillary law address, in particular, “pocket” arbitral institutions (established and controlled by a commercial company), uncertainty in connection with the arbitrability of […]

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 […]

Corporate Disputes’ Arbitrability in Russia: A New Opportunity
By 19 November, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

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’ […]

ABA Conference – Is Russia Becoming More Arbitration-Friendly?
By 5 October, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

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 […]

Arbitrability of “Corporate” Disputes in Ukraine – No News is Good News?
By 23 August, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Arbitrability of “Corporate” Disputes in Ukraine – No News is Good News?

Whether so-called “corporate” disputes are capable of settlement by arbitration under the law of Ukraine appears to have been one of the most controversial issues in arbitration law in Ukraine in recent years, at least when judging by the perceived number of essays in law journals (including this forum). Recently, Ukrainian commercial courts handed down decisions […]

Review of Russian Commercial Cases Involving Foreign Persons

Review of Russian Commercial Cases Involving Foreign Persons

Validity of choice-of-court agreements, possibility of piercing the corporate veil and falling under jurisdiction of Russian court have always been important concerns for international companies doing business in Russia or with Russian legal entities. The Russian Supreme Commercial (Arbitrazh) Court (“SCC”) will soon clarify these issues in an Informational letter with a Review of Certain […]

Ukrainian Courts Review Arbitrability of Corporate Disputes
By 15 January, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

Ukrainian Courts Review Arbitrability of Corporate Disputes

In its recently published judgment the High Specialised Court of Ukraine on Civil and Criminal Cases (the “High Specialised Court”) reviewed the issue of the arbitrability of corporate disputes, as well as the arbitrability of claims that concern the establishment of the facts of a case. However, the findings of the third instance court raise more questions […]