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Russian Law Week to Take Place in London in December 2014

Russian Law Week to Take Place in London in December 2014

The Bar Council is holding the third Russian Law Week in London from 1 to 3 December 2014. Partners of the event include the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation, the Moscow Chamber of Advocates, the St Petersburg Chamber of Advocates, the British Russian Law Association and the Anglo-Russian Law Association. The event follows […]

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Notice of Arbitration to the Parent Company: Proper or Not?

Notice of Arbitration to the Parent Company: Proper or Not?

In a recent decision the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation found that a notice of arbitration proceedings to the parent company’s general counsel was proper in the context of the facts of the case. The decision has also raised discussions about other related issues: first, in which cases could such notice be improper and […]

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Seminar “Current Trends in Russian Arbitration Law” in Hamburg

Seminar “Current Trends in Russian Arbitration Law” in Hamburg

Seminar “Current trends in Russian arbitration law – in light of the recent case law and the pending law reform” took place on 2 September 2014 in Hamburg (Germany). Norton Rose Fulbright hosted this event organized by the German-Russian Lawyers’ Association. Important new developments occurred this summer with regard to pending Russian legislative reform on domestic […]

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Conference “Arbitration in Russia: New Solutions for Business”

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 […]

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Bank of Moscow and Sberbank Leasing v Vladimir Kekhman

Bank of Moscow and Sberbank Leasing v Vladimir Kekhman

UK High Court in Buncruptcy Bank of Moscow and Sberbank Leasing v Vladimir Kekhman and others Judgment April 2014

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 […]

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’ […]

“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 →
Summary Proceedings in Civil Cases: a New Treatise Published in Russia

Summary Proceedings in Civil Cases: a New Treatise Published in Russia

In late autumn 2013 Infotropic Media publishing house released a treatise “Summary proceedings in civil cases” (in Russian language). The author of this book is Zoya Papulova, a young researcher and a practicing lawyer in Yekaterinburg (Southern Urals). The general editor of the book is meritorious jurist of Russia, doctor of law professor Irina Reshetnikova. The author analyses […]

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

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 […]

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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 […]

Ведение дела в международном коммерческом арбитраже в России и Англии

Ведение дела в международном коммерческом арбитраже в России и Англии

1–2 июля в Москве пройдет интенсивный тренинг для практикующих юристов, цель которого – научить наиболее эффективно использовать возможности международного арбитража для разрешения коммерческих споров. Место проведения – зал «Чехов» гостиницы «Метрополь». Цель тренинга – на основании специально разработанного сценария научить наиболее эффективно использовать возможности международного арбитража для разрешения коммерческих споров. Организаторами тренинга выступают CIS Arbitration Forum, факультет права […]

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 […]

Competition of Russian and Foreign Jurisdictions: a Case Study

Competition of Russian and Foreign Jurisdictions: a Case Study

Competition and cooperation between legal systems is the opening theme of the plenary session of the International Legal Forum in Saint Petersburg on 15-18 May 2013. In October 2012 the Presidium of the Russian Supreme Commercial Court (“SCC”) issued a resolution dealing with competition between foreign and Russian jurisdictions which is relevant to this session and of interest to international litigation practitioners. […]

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 […]

TransTeleCom Dispute: When is a Side a Not a Party?

TransTeleCom Dispute: When is a Side a Not a Party?

This article follows up on an earlier publication dealing with the Vega Engineering v TransTeleCom case. In that dispute, TransTeleCom raised various grounds to challenge the arbitral award, which were all considered by the Russian Arbitrazh Court.  One of the grounds – finality of the arbitral award – was discussed in the article mentioned above.  Another […]

Wanted: Bona Fide Arbitrator

Wanted: Bona Fide Arbitrator

The Russian State Duma is considering draft amendments to the Russian Civil Code. Bad faith (недобросовестность) – already impermissible in the exercise of civil rights under article 10 CC RF – is expected to be wiped out right at the stage of “negotiations in view to conclude a contract” under new article 434 CC RF. Russia […]

Russia Included in New Legal Treatise on Mediation

Russia Included in New Legal Treatise on Mediation

At the end of November 2012 Oxford University Press publishing house released the treatise “Mediation. Principles and Regulation in Comparative Perspective”. With its clear and reader-friendly structure, this book gives an insight into the key problems and most recent tendencies of the law and practice of mediation in various countries, including Russia. The book was […]

By 12 December, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Powers of Attorney Regarding Future Disputes in Russia

Powers of Attorney Regarding Future Disputes in Russia

The Presidium of the Russian Supreme Commercial Court has clarified its position on the authority to conclude arbitration agreements. The general counsel of a company branch concluded a contract with an arbitration agreement under a power of attorney authorising him to represent the company at court and in particular to settle disputes or to refer […]

Arbitral Tribunals Can Approve “Post-Award” Amicable Agreement

Arbitral Tribunals Can Approve “Post-Award” Amicable Agreement

A settlement agreement can be concluded even after the arbitral tribunal has rendered an award in the case, and such an agreement can be approved by the same arbitral tribunal as a consent award.  The Russian Supreme Commercial Court (the “SCC”) Presidium reached this conclusion on June 7, 2012. The circumstances of the case were as […]