Commercial Arbitration

Enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards in the CIS region

Enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards in the CIS region

On 25-26 May 2021, CIS Arbitration Forum conducted an online conference CIS-related Disputes: Treaties, Sanctions, Compliance and Enforcement. It brought together over 80 participants, including private practitioners, in-house lawyers and government officials. This is a recording of the third panel of the conference, which examines enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards in the CIS region. […]

Soviet and intra-CIS BITs: an unexplored opportunity

Soviet and intra-CIS BITs: an unexplored opportunity

On 25-26 May 2021, CIS Arbitration Forum conducted an online conference CIS-related Disputes: Treaties, Sanctions, Compliance and Enforcement. It brought together over 80 participants, including private practitioners, in-house lawyers and government officials. This is a recording of the first panel of the conference, which examines the opportunities and challenges for international dispute resolution of Soviet and […]

Recent developments in commercial and investment arbitration in the CIS region (video)

Recent developments in commercial and investment arbitration in the CIS region (video)

On 25-26 May 2021, CIS Arbitration Forum conducted an online conference CIS-related Disputes: Treaties, Sanctions, Compliance and Enforcement. It brought together over 80 participants, including private practitioners, in-house lawyers and government officials. We present a recording of the first panel of the conference, which summarizes the most recent developments related to arbitration in selected jurisdictions. 0:13 […]

Procedural force majeure and hardship in ADR on the example of the COVID pandemic

Procedural force majeure and hardship in ADR on the example of the COVID pandemic

Procedural force majeure and hardship in ADR on the example of the COVID pandemic. Dmitry Davydenko, Ph.D. in law, Russia The concepts of “force majeure” and “hardship” should be applied not only to substantive law but also to procedural legal relations. Unlike in substantive law, the main purpose of the application of these concepts does not consist in avoiding […]

Russian law experts in English courts – practical aspects

Russian law experts in English courts – practical aspects

Those unfamiliar with civil law procedure rules followed by English courts may find it difficult to understand how to argue issues related to foreign law. Should lawyers representing the parties explain their own understanding of foreign law? Are they supposed to invite experts to do that? Do experts need to be admitted to practice in […]

CIS-related Disputes: Treaties, Sanctions, Compliance and Enforcement

CIS-related Disputes: Treaties, Sanctions, Compliance and Enforcement

On 25-26 May 2021, CIS Arbitration Forum will bring together leading practitioners, academics and arbitrators to discuss some of the most challenging problems which lawyers face in disputes related to Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and other countries of the CIS region. Four panels will feature recognised experts presenting their views and answering questions from the audience. […]

Tajik Flag Carrier Beats Enforcement of Arbitral Award in Leasing Dispute
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Tajik Flag Carrier Beats Enforcement of Arbitral Award in Leasing Dispute

The US District Court for the District of Columbia has declined to enforce a $20 million arbitral award and granted Tajik Air’s motion to dismiss the award enforcement action on the jurisdictional grounds. The Court found it lacked personal jurisdiction over Tajik Air, the State-owned entity, pursuant to the Due Process Clause of the Fifth […]

How to Make Remote Arbitration Interpreting Work

How to Make Remote Arbitration Interpreting Work

How hubs need to adapt to support everyone involved I’ve already written in this forum about the technical and procedural issues that legal interpreters currently face during remote hearings. In this article, I use my most recent experiences of remote interpreting from client-provided hubs at CIS-related cases to describe how there are still a few […]

Enka v Chubb 2.0: the Proper Law of an Arbitration Agreement
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Enka v Chubb 2.0: the Proper Law of an Arbitration Agreement

In a landmark decision in Enka Insaat Ve Sanayi AS v OOO “Insurance Company Chubb” & Ors [2020] UKSC 38, the U.K. Supreme Court clarified the applicable principles for determining governing laws of an arbitration agreement in the absence of the parties’ express choice. The court upheld the appeal staying parallel court proceedings in Russia […]

PJSC Tatneft v Bogolyubov and Legal Professional Privilege in English Law
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PJSC Tatneft v Bogolyubov and Legal Professional Privilege in English Law

In the recent case of PJSC Tatneft v Bogolyubov & Ors [2020] EWHC 2437 (Comm) the English Commercial Court held that legal advice privilege applies to communications between clients and their in-house lawyers in foreign jurisdictions regardless of the status of the lawyer in that jurisdiction.  The dispute arose out of a Ukrainian oil refinery’s […]

An online Arbitration and Mediation roundtable on 9 December: call for applications
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An online Arbitration and Mediation roundtable on 9 December: call for applications

On December 9, within the framework of the international conference “New Horizons of Private Law“, a roundtable “Settlement of commercial disputes: what is new in legal regulation and practice” will take place online. The organizer is the Department of Civil and Commercial Procedure of MGIMO (Odintsovo branch). CIS Arbitration Forum is the information partner of […]

Arbitrability of Insolvency Disputes: the Principle of Modified Universalism
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Arbitrability of Insolvency Disputes: the Principle of Modified Universalism

On 23 September 2020, English High Court granted an application for an interim injunction to restrain liquidators for the International Bank of St. Petersburg from pursuing insolvency proceedings in Russia in breach of an LCIA arbitration agreement. Most jurisdictions provide several mechanisms to reverse transactions entered into by a debtor prior to the commencement of […]

Modern arbitration : LIVE News Journal
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Modern arbitration : LIVE News Journal

Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration presents a new project – Modern Arbitration: LIVE News Journal. The first issue of Modern Arbitration: LIVE News Journal offers a comprehensive analysis of Russian and foreign news in the field of alternative dispute resolution for the first half of 2020. Modern Arbitration: LIVE News Journal includes an overview of […]

Обновленный ГК vs. развитие корпоративных норм и практики. О чем рассказали эксперты V-ой конференции “Новеллы ГК и корпоративное право”
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Обновленный ГК vs. развитие корпоративных норм и практики. О чем рассказали эксперты V-ой конференции “Новеллы ГК и корпоративное право”

18 сентября в Москве в рамках V-й ежегодной конференции «Новеллы ГК и корпоративное право» в Москве встретились представители юридического сообщества. О чем говорили и какие злободневные темы затрагивали участники? Обновленный ГК vs. Развитие корпоративных норм и практики Открыл конференцию директор по корпоративному управлению Prosperity Capital Management Денис Спирин, отметив, что реформа ГК дала толчок развитию […]

The Challenges of the “New Normal” Hearings: A Professional Legal Interpreter’s Perspective
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The Challenges of the “New Normal” Hearings: A Professional Legal Interpreter’s Perspective

No-one wants their ability to do their job compromised by faulty or poor-quality equipment. The sudden upscaling of remote working for court and arbitration hearings has highlighted some vital shortcomings in the available infrastructure and technology that present legal interpreters with unique challenges. These must be resolved if remote legal hearings are to continue as […]

The Human Equation of Remote Hearings: The Challenges for Legal Interpreters
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The Human Equation of Remote Hearings: The Challenges for Legal Interpreters

Remote legal hearings are now firmly embedded in our everyday transactions, though many people still struggle with confusing software and substandard hardware. But there is another problem that puts legal interpreters at a particular disadvantage during remote proceedings: the human factor. The new daily routine of communicating via videoconferencing in all aspects of our lives […]

Arbitration.ru, June 2020: Construction Arbitration
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Arbitration.ru, June 2020: Construction Arbitration

Construction is one of the most ardent industries that were one of the last to give up and suffer least closures facing the COVID-19 pandemic, although not the least to be affected by the disease. In construction projects, the stakes are high and disruptions expensive. So are construction-related disputes, expensive – and often extremely complex. […]

Former Yukos Shareholders Seize Russian Vodka Brands in the Netherlands

Former Yukos Shareholders Seize Russian Vodka Brands in the Netherlands

The dispute between Russia and the former majority shareholders of the now-defunct oil and gas company – Yukos has been ongoing since 2014 when the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) tribunal ruled against Russia for illegal expropriation of the company and awarded its former shareholders a record-breaking $50 billion. Since then award creditors continue their […]

Как пандемия повлияет на международный арбитраж?

Как пандемия повлияет на международный арбитраж?

Большинство государств ввели карантинные меры, которые предусматривают ограничение поездок за границу, уменьшение социальных контактов, а иногда полную самоизоляцию. Такие меры уже повлияли на мировую и национальную торговлю, финансовые рынки и экономическое состояние бизнеса. Международный арбитраж в этой довольно нестабильной среде пытается администрировать дела в штатном режиме и обеспечивать их рассмотрение без неоправданных задержек. Арбитраж остается […]

Влияние пандемии на международный арбитраж: взгляд из Украины

Влияние пандемии на международный арбитраж: взгляд из Украины

Тема влияния пандемии на международный арбитраж интересует многих. Можно выделить два аспекта. Первый – влияние ограничений, связанных с пандемией, на общее количество и содержание споров. Второй – непосредственное влияние пандемии на характер ведения арбитража. Что касается первого аспекта, то пока преждевременно говорить о стремительном росте количества дел или об их отличительной черте, связанной, например, с […]

Fresh Unexplained Wealth Orders granted following new Court of Appeal ruling
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Fresh Unexplained Wealth Orders granted following new Court of Appeal ruling

A recent ruling from the Court of Appeal encouraged the National Crime Agency to push forward with its use of Unexplained Wealth Order applications. The Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by Zamira Hajiyeva who must now divulge the source of funds used to purchase properties or risk their seizure. In this, first case, brought […]

Очередной номер «Вестника международного коммерческого арбитража»
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Очередной номер «Вестника международного коммерческого арбитража»

Вышел очередной номер «Вестника международного коммерческого арбитража» с приложением к нему с материалами по спортивному арбитражу.  Скачать можно номер и книгу целиком. Издателем «Вестника международного коммерческого арбитража» было принято решение начать выпуск отдельных специальных изданий в качестве приложений к «Вестнику». Публиковаться они будут в рамках серии «Библиотека журнала „Вестник международного коммерческого арбитража“». Книги в этой […]

Содержание нового выпуска журнала “Коммерческий арбитраж”

Содержание нового выпуска журнала “Коммерческий арбитраж”

Commercial Arbitration. No. 1 for 2020 The new Commercial Arbitration journal is a specialized print publication in the field of law, aimed at the development of arbitration and mediation in Russia. The publication in Russian and English covers the most pressing issues of alternative dispute resolution, publishes materials on the activities of arbitral institutions and […]

International Commercial Arbitration Court and Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry: overview of the rules

International Commercial Arbitration Court and Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry: overview of the rules

Dmitry Davydenko. International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) and Maritime Arbitration Commission (MAC) at the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry // World Arbitration Reporter. Second edition. JurisNet LLC. 2019. Volume 2. National Arbitration Institutions. Download full text (reproduced with permission from JurisNet).

RAA – CEA Conference: Arbitration & Corruption
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RAA – CEA Conference: Arbitration & Corruption

See English text below. 6 февраля 2020 года состоится Совместная конференция РАА и Испанского Арбитражного Клуба (CEA) «Коррупция в арбитраже», которая пройдет в отеле Мариотт Гранд по адресу ул. Тверская, 26/1. На мероприятии будут освещены следующие темы: Вся правда о коррупционных контрактах: контракты, полученные с помощью коррупции и контракты, прикрывающие взятки. Презентация Инструкции для арбитров. […]

The consequences of incorrect or unclear identification of arbitral institution in an arbitration agreement

The consequences of incorrect or unclear identification of arbitral institution in an arbitration agreement

On 10 December 2019, the Plenum of the Russian Supreme Court adopted the Resolution on the fulfillment by Russian courts of the assistance and control functions in respect of internal arbitration and international commercial arbitration. The Supreme Court revised the initial draft due to several recommendations. In particular, this document now contains essential rules with […]

О выполнении судами России функций содействия и контроля в отношении третейского разбирательства
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О выполнении судами России функций содействия и контроля в отношении третейского разбирательства

Resolution of the  Russian Supreme Court Plenum “On the fulfillment by the courts of the Russian Federation of the functions of assistance and control in relation to arbitration, international commercial arbitration” of 10.12.2019 Постановление Пленума Верховного Суда Российской Федерации от 10 декабря 2019 года “О выполнении судами Российской Федерации функций содействия и контроля в отношении […]

Russian law now presumes the validity of the arbitration agreement
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Russian law now presumes the validity of the arbitration agreement

Russia is often blamed for being not sufficiently arbitration-friendly jurisdiction where the risk of non-enforcement of the arbitral award remains high. However, a recent empirical study shows that in various years during the period 2008 to 2017 Russian courts granted the overwhelming majority of all recognition & enforcement applications. Since the start of the ongoing […]

Issue # 12 of Arbitration.ru published
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Issue # 12 of Arbitration.ru published

The 12th, September 2019 issue of Arbitration.ru is dedicated to arbitration in China. With China being the modern world’s industry hub, given its population and the global expansion strategy, one must be well-versed in the arbitration with Chinese parties or assets involved. We hope this issue will be of help. Among the articles in this […]

Четвертый международный форум по разрешению споров стран Восточной Европы EEDRF-2019 состоялся в Минске
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Четвертый международный форум по разрешению споров стран Восточной Европы EEDRF-2019 состоялся в Минске

See English text below. Четвертый международный Форум по разрешению споров стран Восточной Европы (EEDRF – Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum) состоялся 18-21 сентября 2019 года в Минске. Основная цель Форума – представить Беларусь на мировой арбитражной сцене и открыть возможности для обмена опытом между профессионалами этой страны, Восточной Европы и всего мира. CIS Arbitration Forum, как и в […]

International Disputes & Asset Recovery involving Former Soviet Union Parties: London, 28-29 January 2020
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International Disputes & Asset Recovery involving Former Soviet Union Parties: London, 28-29 January 2020

The conference “International Disputes & Asset Recovery involving Former Soviet Union Parties” will take place in London on 28-29 January 2020. It is the London’s leading independent dispute resolution and asset recovery conference covering Russia and other FSU-States and the “GO-TO” event for the leading arbitrators and litigators recognised across the globe as well as […]

Domain disputes resolution in Kazakhstan

Domain disputes resolution in Kazakhstan

In the 21st century, legal disputes relating to information technology (IT) have become a widespread reality. One of the categories of IT disputes concerns domain names and their regulation. The legal protection of domain names is a complex procedure which can be achieved by means of litigation in a state court or institutional arbitration in […]

VIAC becomes the only European arbitral institution with ‘Permanent Arbitration Institution’ status in Russia
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VIAC becomes the only European arbitral institution with ‘Permanent Arbitration Institution’ status in Russia

The recent recognition of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre as a Permanent Arbitral institution expands the choice of eligible arbitral institutions for certain categories of corporate disputes in the Russian Federation. To date, only the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) has been granted this status alongside five Russian-based arbitral institutions. In July 2019, the […]

Лицо арбитража на Санкт-Петербургском форуме 2019
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Лицо арбитража на Санкт-Петербургском форуме 2019

Одной из секций Санкт-Петербургского международного юридического форума закономерно стала секция по вопросам арбитража. «Лицо арбитража – его арбитры: факторы, влияющие на выбор арбитра», так звучно назвали эту секцию ее организаторы – Российский арбитражный центр при Российском институте современного арбитража. Из всех площадок, что удалось посетить автору, данная оказалась наиболее дискуссионной и интерактивной для максимального вовлечения […]

Lehmann timber case revisited: pirates, maritime lien, and legal costs
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Lehmann timber case revisited: pirates, maritime lien, and legal costs

Finnish courts recently examined a case which has a bearing to English, Russian maritime and other laws. According to my information, the case has been known to Russian marine insurance circles for years. The outcome of the case now depends essentially on the Finnish courts. The parties provided jurisdiction to them to determine whether the […]

The VI International Arbitration Readings to Take Place in Kiev in October
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The VI International Arbitration Readings to Take Place in Kiev in October

English below Международный коммерческий арбитражный суд при ТПП Украины при медиа-поддержке CIS Arbitration Forum приглашает принять участие в VI Международных арбитражных чтениях памяти академика И.Г. Побирченко всех, кто интересуется вопросами внешнеэкономической деятельности, международного частного права и международного коммерческого арбитража. Уже 25 лет в Украине действует Закон «О международном коммерческом арбитраже», и бизнес имеет возможность решать […]

Realization of impartiality and independence principles under the rules of Kazakhstani arbitral institutions

Realization of impartiality and independence principles under the rules of Kazakhstani arbitral institutions

The most reputable arbitral institutions throughout the world establish rules which serve as the basis for unbiased consideration of cases and disputing parties obtain guarantees that disputes between them will be resolved in strict compliance with the law. Arbitral institutions of Kazakhstan do not constitute an exception and most of them establish in their arbitration […]

Baltic Arbitration Days – 2019: Notes from the Field
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Baltic Arbitration Days – 2019: Notes from the Field

Baltic Arbitration Days – 2019 focused on arbitration in construction and public procurement disputes, current events regarding Brexit, and on the theme “EU and investment arbitration”. Mrs. Korinna von Trotha (DIS, Berlin) introduced the event, informed the audience about the DIS projects, about new electronic case management system, future of digitalization and new IT tools, […]

The place of the ‘competence-competence’ principle in the CIS countries legislation

The place of the ‘competence-competence’ principle in the CIS countries legislation

The internationally recognized and legally established principle of ‘competence-competence’ (kompentenz-kompetenz) authorizes an arbitral tribunal to decide itself whether it has the competence to resolve a dispute. The arbitration legislation of CIS countries firmly establishes the common requirements for applications of this principle. At the end of 2018 and beginning 2019, arbitration legislation of several CIS […]

The legal novels in Kazakhstani arbitration legislation

The legal novels in Kazakhstani arbitration legislation

At the end of January 2019, the Parliament of Kazakhstan passed a law which introduced substantive changes in various Kazakhstani statutes. The law, among other things, amends the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Arbitration” (the Law on Arbitration). Three matters merit special attention: the competence of the Arbitration Chamber of Kazakhstan, the list […]