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Russian Courts Reject Overly Broad Interpretation of Investment Treaty Arbitration Clause

Russian Courts Reject Overly Broad Interpretation of Investment Treaty Arbitration Clause

Arbitral tribunals in Moscow interpreted surprisingly broadly the dispute resolution provision in an investment treaty, allowing the investors to apply at unlimited number of fora at their choice. However, the Minsk-based CIS Economic Court in its decision on 23 September clarified that such provision establishes only a potential possibility of investor-state dispute resolution by international arbitration provided that the […]

Conference “Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution: Sanctions and Their Impact on Contractual Obligations”
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Conference “Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution: Sanctions and Their Impact on Contractual Obligations”

On 10 December 2014 in the Hotel Nikolskaya Moscow (12 Nikolskaya street) ICC Russia in partnership with the Russian Arbitration Association (RAA) is holding the annual conference “Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution: Sanctions and Their Impact on Contractual Obligations”. Nowadays sanctions have turned into a tool of political and, especially, economic pressure on certain countries, […]

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Conference “Arbitration in Russia: New Solutions for Business”
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Conference “Arbitration in Russia: New Solutions for Business”

Russian publishing House Kommersant and Russian Arbitration Association will hold a conference on 16 October 2014 in Moscow on resolution of commercial disputes through online arbitration platforms: Arbitration in Russia New Solutions for Business. Online dispute resolution is getting increasingly popular. With the rise of the Internet, other intelligent  bits of technology, lawyers would be […]

Russian Arbitration Day 2014: Arbitration in Russia Undergoing Turbulence

Russian Arbitration Day 2014: Arbitration in Russia Undergoing Turbulence

The international conference Russian Arbitration Day took place on 29 May in Moscow.  The event focused on key issues concerning the development of international commercial arbitration on Post-Soviet territory. It was the second such conference held by the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. A number […]

Особенности рассмотрения в российских судах споров по международным контрактам // Вебинар на Закон.ру
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Особенности рассмотрения в российских судах споров по международным контрактам // Вебинар на Закон.ру

21 октября 2013 г. с 11:00 до 12:30 по московскому времени будет проводиться вебинар, посвященный особенностям рассмотрения в российских государственных судах споров по международным контрактам: необходимость учета национального права, новые тенденции в связи с присоединением к ВТО, «подводные камни» и типичные проблемы. Вебинар проводится в партнерстве с коллегией адвокатов «Муранов, Черняков и партнеры». CIS Arbitration Forum […]

Russia’s Supreme Commercial Court Questions Impartiality of Party-Affiliated Arbitral Institutions
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Russia’s Supreme Commercial Court Questions Impartiality of Party-Affiliated Arbitral Institutions

The Supreme Commercial Court is set to rule in two cases, which revolve around the fundamental principle of nemo iudex in causa sua. The cases arise out two arbitral awards. First case: the Arbitration Court of Gazprom rendered an award in favour of a Gazprom-affiliated entity. Second case: the tribunal administered by the Center of Dispute […]

ABA Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes in Moscow

ABA Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes in Moscow

The American Bar Association Section of International Law is organising the 5th Annual Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes in Moscow on 27 September 2013. The Organisation Partner of the Conference is ICC Russia www.iccwbo.ru and the CIS Arbitration Forum will act as a media sponsor of the event. The event promises to be a memorable opportunity to network […]

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Moscow Seminar “Damages in International Arbitration: Is It All About the Money?”

Moscow Seminar “Damages in International Arbitration: Is It All About the Money?”

International Centre for Dispute Resolution Young & International (ICDR Y&I) invites to its annual Seminar in Moscow on Thursday, September 26, 2013. The Seminar will be hosted by the Independent Arbitration Chamber. The program will take place at 33 Arbat Street, in the historic center of Moscow. Registration will open at 4:30 p.m., with the program running […]

Russian Arbitration Association Launched in Moscow

Russian Arbitration Association Launched in Moscow

At the end of 2012 a group of Russian arbitration practitioners announced their initiative to establish in Russia an arbitration association. Lawyers from more than 50 Russian and international law firms backed the initiative. In May 2013 the founders officially registered the Russian Arbitration Association at the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation. Approximately 70 members […]

Participants of the Russian Arbitration Day 2013 Look at Quality of International Arbitration

Participants of the Russian Arbitration Day 2013 Look at Quality of International Arbitration

On 20 June 2013, for the first time Moscow hosted the international conference Russian Arbitration Day, aimed at the development of international commercial arbitration in the post-Soviet region. The International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) and Maritime Arbitration Commission (MAC) at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation organised the conference with support of law firms […]

What’s in the Name? Imprecise Designation of the Arbitral Tribunal in the Arbitration Clause

What’s in the Name? Imprecise Designation of the Arbitral Tribunal in the Arbitration Clause

When faced with an almost identical issue in the course of arbitration proceedings, Swiss and Russian arbitrators or courts seem to reach different conclusions. A common issue in arbitration is an imprecise designation of the arbitral tribunal in an arbitration clause.  This article considers the effect of such flawed arbitration clauses in the light of […]

The First Study of the Russian & CIS Legal Services Market in International Arbitration

The First Study of the Russian & CIS Legal Services Market in International Arbitration

Legal Success magazine, CIS Arbitration Forum and Arbitrations.ru are pleased to commence the first study of the Russian & CIS  legal services market in International Arbitration. Depth, complexity and focus on Russia/CIS are the main distinctive features of the study.  It will consist of three parts: law firms’ survey, legal departments’ survey and arbitrators’ survey. In […]

Conference in Moscow Will Mark 80th Anniversary of the ICAC

Conference in Moscow Will Mark 80th Anniversary of the ICAC

On 30 November 2012 the Congress Center of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host an international conference “International Commercial Arbitration in Russia and Worldwide: Trends of Development and Modern Practice”. The conference is dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (the “ICAC“). CIS […]

International Conference “Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution” – Moscow, December 2012

International Conference “Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution” – Moscow, December 2012

On 7 December 2012 the Russian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce – the World Business Organization (ICC Russia) in cooperation with the ICC International Court of Arbitration will organise an annual arbitration conference  “Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution”.  CIS Arbitration Forum is the event’s information sponsor and is an information partner of […]

Experts Encouraged to Take Advantage of Russia’s Accession to the WTO

Experts Encouraged to Take Advantage of Russia’s Accession to the WTO

An international conference “Russia in the World Trade Organization: New Tools to Protect Business” took place at the World Trade Centre in Moscow on October 24, 2012. The conference was held by ICC Russia  and law firm Muranov Chernyakov & Partners. Russia acceded to the WTO on August 22, 2012. The accession was preceded by the relevant decree of the […]

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ICDR Y&I Seminar on International Arbitration and Mediation – 20 September 2012

ICDR Y&I Seminar on International Arbitration and Mediation – 20 September 2012

ICDR Young and International announced its fourth annual event in Russia:  ICDR Y&I Seminar for Young Practitioners – “Two Rapid-Fire Discussions on International Arbitration and Mediation”. CIS Arbitration Forum is a media sponsor of the event. The event is organized in cooperation with the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of […]

Arbitration in Russia Needs Even More Quality and Integrity

Arbitration in Russia Needs Even More Quality and Integrity

As we reported back in May 2011 the Russian Constitutional Court has confirmed that disputes relating to the transfer of title to immovable property are arbitrable, as well as other disputes of an essentially private law nature. The decree rendered by the Constitutional Court resulted from a July 2010 request of the Presidium of the Russian Supreme Commercial Court […]

The 4th Annual Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes in Moscow

The 4th Annual Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes in Moscow

The American Bar Association Section of International Law is organising the 4th Annual Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes in Moscow on 21 September 2012. The CIS Arbitration Forum will act as a media sponsor of the event. The event promises to be a memorable opportunity to network with new friends and old. The Conference will bring […]

Moscow as International Financial Centre: Final Report of UK-Russia Liaison Group

Moscow as International Financial Centre: Final Report of UK-Russia Liaison Group

The Moscow International Financial Centre (the “MIFC”) initiative has selected Alternative Dispute Resolution in Russia as one of its key themes. In June 2012 the ADR Workstream of the UK-Russia Liaison Group on Moscow as an International Financial Centre prepared its Final Report (the “Report”) concerning ways in which to improve ADR mechanisms in Russia. The […]

Enforcement of Foreign Court Judgments in Russia: Reciprocity as a Separate Basis

Enforcement of Foreign Court Judgments in Russia: Reciprocity as a Separate Basis

Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in Russia remains a grey area, because according to the Arbitrazh Procedure Code foreign judgments may be enforced on the basis of a federal law or an international treaty. There is no generally applicable law providing for the enforcement of foreign judgments and there are few international treaties (particularly […]

Careful Drafting of the Arbitration Clause Remains Critical

Careful Drafting of the Arbitration Clause Remains Critical

Arbitration clauses are usually treated as one of the boilerplate terms of commercial contracts. They are frequently formulated off the top of one’s head and though major arbitration centres recommend standard clauses they are not always used. In a decision rendered on 13 March 2012 the Moscow Circuit Commercial Court confirmed the lower court’s decision […]

New Developments at the Russian Maritime Arbitration Commission

New Developments at the Russian Maritime Arbitration Commission

At the end of December 2011 a number of aspects concerning the functioning of the Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (MAC) changed. In particular, a new list of MAC arbitrators was approved and the MAC Rules were amended. In addition, the procedure for the election of […]

Impartiality of Arbitrators and Arbitrability of Corporate Disputes – Russian Courts’ View

Impartiality of Arbitrators and Arbitrability of Corporate Disputes – Russian Courts’ View

On June 21, 2011, the City of Moscow Commercial Court (the “City Court”) annulled an award of the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (the “ICAC”) rendered on March 31, 2011. According to that award, Novolipetsk Steel JSC (“NLMK”) was ordered to pay 9.5 billion roubles (approximately 237 million […]

English Law Week 2011 in Moscow

English Law Week 2011 in Moscow

Russian parties often chose English law to govern their transactions and disputes and the number of Russia-related arbitrations has been growing at the London-based LCIA. Between 27-29 June UK lawyers will have an opportunity to promote themselves on the Russian market. The Bar Council and the Law Society of England and Wales in partnership with […]

LCIA Symposium on International Commercial Arbitration in Moscow

LCIA Symposium on International Commercial Arbitration in Moscow

LCIA will be hosting a symposium on International Commercial Arbitration on 26 to 27 May 2011 in Moscow. International arbitration practitioners will give brief presentations on some of the most important problems, critical to establishing and maintaining an arbitration-friendly environment, in which the international business community may have confidence. The symposium participants include: Professor Boris […]