Tag: Domestic Arbitration

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 […]

Ukraine: How Minor Defects in Wording of Arbitration Clause May Result in a Big Problem

Ukraine: How Minor Defects in Wording of Arbitration Clause May Result in a Big Problem

A Ukrainian court of first instance has recently set aside a ruling on jurisdiction rendered by the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (the “ICAC”) in a highly debated case considered twice by the ICAC and Ukrainian courts. The debate arose in connection with a pathological arbitration clause and a […]

New Legislation on Arbitration in Belarus

New Legislation on Arbitration in Belarus

Last year Belarus made a significant step towards the wider use of domestic arbitration for resolving economic disputes. In July 2011 the Belarusian Parliament passed a law “On Arbitration Courts” (the “New Law”) to promote alternative dispute resolution, the idea being that using domestic arbitration should be less costly and quicker, arbitrators would be more skilled and the awards […]