Tag: Yukos

Baltic Arbitration Days-2017: issues discussed

Baltic Arbitration Days-2017: issues discussed

Riga hosted the 6th DIS Baltic Arbitration Days which discussed arbitration of disputes involving states or state-owned entities, corporate disputes and reflected on the lessons taught by annulment or  unenforceability of major arbitral awards in recent past. The conference was organised by BNT attorneys-at-law – one of leading international law firms in Central and Eastern […]

By 9 June, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Russian Constitutional court denies enforcement of ECHR decision on Yukos

Russian Constitutional court denies enforcement of ECHR decision on Yukos

On 19 January 2017 Russian Constitutional Court came to the conclusion that the decision of the European Court of Human Rights (the ECHR) on compensation payment of more than €1.866 bln on Yukos case violates the Russian Constitution and cannot be enforced. This is the first case in which the Court has followed its 14 […]

ICC Russia провела конференцию «Россия как место разрешения споров»

ICC Russia провела конференцию «Россия как место разрешения споров»

7 декабря 2016 года в Москве состоялась ежегодная Международная арбитражная конференция «Россия как место разрешения споров». Мероприятие посетили более ста человек, среди участников были представители Министерства юстиции РФ, РСПП, Третейского суда «Газпрома», МКАС при ТПП РФ, посольства Бразилии в РФ, Всероссийской академии внешней торговли, крупных юридических фирм и бизнеса. Позитивные изменения и нерешенные проблемы Конференцию […]

By 15 December, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Eжегодная конференция ICC «Россия как место разрешения споров» в Москве

Eжегодная конференция ICC «Россия как место разрешения споров» в Москве

Российский национальный комитет Международной торговой палаты (ICC Russia) проводит ежегодную международную арбитражную конференцию «Россия как место разрешения споров», которая состоится 7 декабря в гостинице Royal Radisson Moscow. CIS Arbitration Forum является одним из информационных партнеров этого события. Конференция проводится уже девятый год подряд. Она традиционно ставит своей целью представить мировой опыт и передовые тенденции международного арбитража и, тем самым, содействовать развитию третейских […]

By 1 November, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Russia losing battles but winning wars with foreign investors: cases overview

Russia losing battles but winning wars with foreign investors: cases overview

More often than not, foreign investors reach some success in arbitration cases against Russia. However, obtaining ultimate remuneration for their efforts usually becomes a long and evasive target, because the award either gets annulled or faces insurmountable enforcement difficulties. Many international treaties of the Russian Federation including those concluded by the USSR as its legal predecessor include a “narrow” […]

New Rules on Jurisdictional Immunities of States in Russian Courts

New Rules on Jurisdictional Immunities of States in Russian Courts

The new law on Jurisdictional Immunities of Foreign States was signed by the Russian President on 3 November 2015. The law aims at discouraging foreign states from diminishing the immunity of Russian property abroad. The State Duma has drafted it in response to the arrests and freezing of Russian property in France, Belgium and Austria. After the […]

By 13 November, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Yukos Award – Beginning of a New Enforcement Saga

Yukos Award – Beginning of a New Enforcement Saga

While the recent agreement between Yukos shareholders and Rosneft settles all litigation disputes between them, it does not solve the existing disputes between Yukos and Russia as a state, in particular the $50 billion arbitration award made by the PCA in The Hague in 2014. As Russia refuses to voluntarily comply with the award, Yukos […]

Yukos Universal Limited (Isle of Man) v. Russian Federation

Yukos Universal Limited (Isle of Man) v. Russian Federation

Yukos Universal Limited (Isle of Man) v. The Russian Federation, UNCITRAL, PCA Case No. AA 227 – Final Award – 18 July 2014 – Part 1 Yukos Universal Limited (Isle of Man) v. The Russian Federation, UNCITRAL, PCA Case No. AA 227 – Final Award – 18 July 2014 – Part 2 Pleading notes for […]

Yukos Award – Is There a Chance for a Successful Challenge?

Yukos Award – Is There a Chance for a Successful Challenge?

Is an appeal really possible in this case? And, if not, what other options are available for the Russian Federation? Russia’s leading newspaper Kommersant has leaked Russia’s intentions and the grounds it can use to resist the award. This article aims to find out which legal recourse can be used by the Russian Federation and whether it has […]

By 6 August, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Yukos v. Russian Federation

Yukos v. Russian Federation

Yukos v Russian Federation Interim, PCA Arbitration (No AA 227) Award dated 30 Nov 2009

Newly Released Arbitration Award Says Yukos Was Expropriated

Newly Released Arbitration Award Says Yukos Was Expropriated

An arbitral tribunal in Stockholm concluded in an award released yesterday that tax assessment measures taken against Yukos were arbitrary and discriminatory. The proceedings were instituted by a group of Spanish investors in 2007. The award also confirmed that the claimant’s expenses in the arbitration were entirely funded by the Menatep Group (Yukos’ majority shareholder) which […]

Yukos v Rosneft: Russian Courts are not Independent

Yukos v Rosneft: Russian Courts are not Independent

The Yukos saga continued in English courts this month. In Yukos vs. Rosneft English High Court found an issue estoppel based on a Dutch court determination that Russian judgments annulling Yukos arbitral awards resulted from a partial and dependent judicial process The facts of the case were as follows. Yukos Capital SARL (“Yukos”) claimed interest […]

The Yukos Legal Insurgency

The Yukos Legal Insurgency

When former Yukos shareholders promised a “life-long litigation” for their assets, very few took it seriously. After all, until recently there have been no precedents of successful enforcement of arbitration awards against the Russian Federation. But this perception has been changing over the last last few months, with Yukos shareholders advancing on at least three […]

By 7 December, 2010 1 Comments Read More →