Tag: Arbitration

III International Student Contest in International Commercial Arbitration Took Place in Minsk
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III International Student Contest in International Commercial Arbitration Took Place in Minsk

On 29 November—1 December 2014, ICC Lex Mercatoria — the III International Students’ Contest in International Trade Law and International Commercial Arbitration hosted by the Law Faculty of the Belarusian State University — took place in Minsk. The Aims of the Competition ICC Lex Mercatoria, the annual international students contest in Belarus, every year attracts more participants, […]

International Соmmercial Arbitration Review Renews with Its 10th Anniversary Issue

International Соmmercial Arbitration Review Renews with Its 10th Anniversary Issue

The International Commercial Arbitration Review (ICAR) celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2014. It is the only Russian journal specialised exclusively on problems of international commercial and investment arbitration and mediation. The journal is the successor the International Commercial Arbitration journal, which has been published since 2004 and achieved a high reputation among Russian and foreign specialists. The journal appears in […]

Seminar “Current Trends in Russian Arbitration Law” in Hamburg
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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 […]

Lee John Beck and Central Asian Development Corporation v. Kyrgyz Republic
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Lee John Beck and Central Asian Development Corporation v. Kyrgyz Republic

Russia Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry Lee John Beck and Central Asian Development Corporation v Kyrgyz Republic Award (in Russian) September 2013 Moscow Commercial Court Lee John Beck and Central Asian Development Corporation v Kyrgyz Republic Award (in Russian) June 2014 Moscow District Commercial Court John Beck and Central Asian Development Corporation v Kyrgyz […]

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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

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Yukos Capital v. Tomskneft
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Yukos Capital v. Tomskneft

UK High Court Yukos Capital v Tomskneft Judgment March 2014

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VTB Capital v.  Nutritek International Corporation

VTB Capital v. Nutritek International Corporation

UK Court of Appeal VTB Capital v Nutritek International Corp April 2012

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KT Asia Investment Group B.V. v. Republic of Kazakhstan

KT Asia Investment Group B.V. v. Republic of Kazakhstan

KT Asia Investment Group B.V. v Kazakhstan, ICSID Arbitration, Award dated August 2013

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Garanty Koza v. Turkmenistan

Garanty Koza v. Turkmenistan

Garanty Koza v Turkmenistan, ICSID Arbitration, Award dated 3 July 2013

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ICDR Y&I Seminar in Moscow: Modern Challenges of International ADR in Russia

ICDR Y&I Seminar in Moscow: Modern Challenges of International ADR in Russia

ICDR Y&I invites to its annual seminar in Moscow. This year’s Seminar “Moscow Calling: Interactive Debate with Lawyers, Scholars, and Entrepreneurs will take place on Thursday, September 18, 2014. The Seminar is held on the occasion of the ABA’s Sixth Annual Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes, which will take place in Moscow on […]

How Russian Courts Approach Ambiguous Arbitration Clauses

How Russian Courts Approach Ambiguous Arbitration Clauses

The decision in Iceland Pelagic EHF v CJSC Atlant-Pacific rendered by an appellate court on 19 June 2014 highlighted the lack of unanimity in the approach of the Russian courts to arbitration agreements which refer the dispute either to the incorrect or unclearly-stated arbitral body. The court adopted a very formalistic approach refusing to enforce the arbitration clause on the mere […]

“Arbitration in Sweden” Released in Russian

“Arbitration in Sweden” Released in Russian

The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA) have finished a year-long project and released a Russian translated version of the book “Arbitration in Sweden”. “Arbitration in Sweden”, a book covering international commercial arbitration in Sweden, has been translated into Russian by SCC legal counsel Natalia Petrik. Free […]

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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 […]

Kiev Arbitration Days 2014: Think Big!

Kiev Arbitration Days 2014: Think Big!

Kiev Arbitration Days 2014: Think Big! (KAD 2014) will take place on 6-7 November 2014 in Radisson Blu Hotel, Kiev, Ukraine. The conference is conducted under the auspices of the Ukrainian Bar Association. CIS Arbitration Forum is an media partner of the event. The KAD 2014 will bring together world-class dispute resolution practitioners and prominent arbitration experts to discuss problems […]

4th Forum on International Dispute Resolution – 25-26 February, 2015

4th Forum on International Dispute Resolution – 25-26 February, 2015

Russian and CIS businesses continue to use foreign law, predominantly English, to govern their contracts and for subsequent litigation and arbitration of commercial dispute abroad— whether it’s conditioned by the requirements of their foreign business partners or a strategic part of the businesses’ corporate structure. Mandatory norms, the complexity of laws in different jurisdictions and […]

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Конкурс ICC Lex Mercatoria снова пройдет в Минске

Конкурс ICC Lex Mercatoria снова пройдет в Минске

Минск в третий раз станет площадкой для международного диалога по вопросам развития арбитража и международного торгового права.  Организационный комитет ICC Lex Mercatoria  объявляет об официальном старте III Международного студенческого конкурса по международному торговому праву и международному коммерческому арбитражу. ICC Lex Mercatoria – это международное соревнование студенческих команд юридической специальности по разрешению подготовленного Международным арбитражным судом ICC учебного дела, […]

When It Is Not Too Late to Request Referral to Arbitration?

When It Is Not Too Late to Request Referral to Arbitration?

Under article II of the New York Convention if a state court is seized of a matter covered by an arbitration agreement it shall refer the parties to arbitration if one of the parties requests such a referral. In a recent decision the Federal Commercial Court for the North-Western Circuit provided important guidance as to the timing […]

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’ […]

Supreme Commercial Court to Address Guerilla Tactics and Notice

Supreme Commercial Court to Address Guerilla Tactics and Notice

Earlier this year we covered a case, where the Russian courts refused to enforce an award citing lack of proper notice to the respondent. The courts agreed with the respondent that a person purporting to act on respondent’s behalf lacked the power to do so. The story was not over though as this week a […]

Survey of the CIS Legal Services Market in International Arbitration

Survey of the CIS Legal Services Market in International Arbitration

Legal Insight magazine has published a Survey of the CIS legal services market in International Arbitration prepared jointly with the Russian Arbitration Association and CIS Arbitration Forum. The authors of the survey have indicated the main trends connected with the CIS arbitration market, in particular, the rapidly growing amount of CIS-related disputes and the connection of a […]

Top-10 International Arbitration Developments in Russia in 2013

Top-10 International Arbitration Developments in Russia in 2013

2013 was an important year for international arbitration in Russia. Numerous important court judgments were rendered by the higher courts. A large-scale and ground-breaking legislative reform is underway. Some new high profile arbitrations were commenced. We have selected and summarised the 10 most important events related to international arbitration last year. 1. Launch of legislative […]

Международная конференция Российской Арбитражной Ассоциации «Будущее арбитража в России»

Международная конференция Российской Арбитражной Ассоциации «Будущее арбитража в России»

24 апреля 2014 года состоится Международная конференция Российской Арбитражной Ассоциации (РАА) «Будущее арбитража в России». Ключевые темы: Реформа законодательства о третейских судах – улучшение качества третейского разбирательства или угроза его существованию? Взгляд со стороны: мнение ведущих арбитражных институтов и опыт иностранных государств.

Disputes Arising Out of Government Contracts Not Arbitrable?

Disputes Arising Out of Government Contracts Not Arbitrable?

Russia’s highest commercial court has ruled that arbitral tribunals cannot resolve disputes arising out of government contracts. The court quashed the decisions of lower courts granting enforcement of a domestic arbitral award in a dispute between a government agency and a company. The dispute arose out of a government contract by which the company agreed to […]

Арбитраж в Узбекистане
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Арбитраж в Узбекистане

Нормативно-правовые акты Узбекистана о третейских судах Третейский суд в Узбекистане Организационно-правовые меры по развитию МКА в Узбекистане

Исследование рынка юридических услуг в сфере международного арбитража в СНГ

Исследование рынка юридических услуг в сфере международного арбитража в СНГ

Журнал Legal Insight cовместно с Российской арбитражной ассоциацией и CIS Arbitration Forum проводят первое исследование рынка юридических услуг в сфере международного коммерческого арбитража в России и СНГ. Оно включает в себя он-лайн опросы юридических департаментов и фирм, а также глубинные интервью с юристами юридических фирм, корпоративными юристами и арбитрами. По результатам исследования в феврале-марте 2014 […]

Arbitration in Sweden: Law and Practice by Roman Zykov
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Arbitration in Sweden: Law and Practice by Roman Zykov

This is the first book which provides for a fully comprehensive Russian-language commentary and analysis on arbitration available in Sweden. Authored by Roman Zykov, the Russian language book “Arbitration in Sweden: law and practice” was published in December 2013. Sweden is a major player in the field of arbitration when it comes to commercial and investment […]

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A Stranger in an Arbitration – Why Proper Notice and Powers are Important
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A Stranger in an Arbitration – Why Proper Notice and Powers are Important

During the last session of this December’s ICC conference in Moscow panelists discussed “guerrilla tactics” in arbitration. Means to avoid being served with a proper notice and sending an unauthorised agent to represent a party to arbitration featured prominently among the guerrilla techniques. A recent decision of the Federal Commercial Court for the Povolz’e Circuit […]

Conference “The New Vienna Rules – Quality Arbitration at Your Doorstep” took place in Kyiv
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Conference “The New Vienna Rules – Quality Arbitration at Your Doorstep” took place in Kyiv

On 13 November the Vienna International Arbitral Centre held a conference “The New Vienna Rules – Quality Arbitration at Your Doorstep” on the premises of Opera Hotel in Kyiv. The conference highlighted the provisions and main changes in the Vienna Rules 2013. The new Vienna Rules became effective on 1 July 2013. The rules give […]

Arbitration November in Kyiv
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Arbitration November in Kyiv

13 November 2013 was a day full of arbitration events for young arbitration practitioners in Kyiv, Ukraine. They included a workshop “Strategy Considerations in International Arbitration”, a conference “The New Vienna Rules – Quality Arbitration at Your Doorstep”, a programme “Building a Career in International Arbitration” and a Young Arbitrators Forum event  “’Third Parties’ in […]

II Международный юридический форум и студенческий конкурс по международному коммерческому арбитражу состоялись в Минске
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II Международный юридический форум и студенческий конкурс по международному коммерческому арбитражу состоялись в Минске

  29 ноября – 2 декабря 2013 г. в Минске состоялся II Международный студенческий конкурс по международному торговому праву и международному коммерческому арбитражу ICC Lex Mercatoria. ICC Lex Mercatoria – ежегодный международный студенческий конкурс по международному торговому праву и международному коммерческому арбитражу, участниками которого являются команды, представляющие высшие учебные заведения. Конкурс, проводимый в Беларуси, привлекает все больше участников, причем не […]

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Corporate Disputes’ Arbitrability in Russia: A New Opportunity
By 19 November, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Corporate Disputes’ Arbitrability in Russia: A New Opportunity

In a case currently pending before the commercial courts of the North-Western Circuit, the Russian courts will get an opportunity to confirm that disputes arising out of share purchase agreements are arbitrable. Over the past few years several courts have ruled that they are not. With arbitration remaining the preferred means for Russian M&A disputes’ […]

Conference on Russia- and CIS-related Dispute Resolution to Take Place in London

Conference on Russia- and CIS-related Dispute Resolution to Take Place in London

A major conference on Russia- and CIS-related Dispute resolution is taking place in London on 27–28 February 2014 in The Sheraton Park Lane Hotel. Disputes with Russian and CIS parties – whether decided by arbitral tribunals or state courts – are notorious not only for the vast sizes of the claims but also for their complexity. […]

Russian SCC to Rule on Tribunal’s Powers to Apply Public Law Rules
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Russian SCC to Rule on Tribunal’s Powers to Apply Public Law Rules

The case deals with the tribunal’s ability to void on the basis of an alleged breach of a public law requirement.  A panel of Supreme Commercial Court judges decided this week to refer the matter to the Presidium. The panel relied on a number of grounds justifying setting aside an award applying such rules. In particular, […]

Сonference: Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution: Anticipating the Changes
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Сonference: Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution: Anticipating the Changes

ICC Russia in co-operation with ICC International Court of Arbitration will host an annual international arbitration conference “Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution: Anticipating the Changes” on  10  December 2013 in Moscow. At present the Russian Federation is on the verge of important reforms to the local arbitration regulation and the system of arbitration courts in general. […]

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RAA 40 Seminar in Moscow on Waiver of the Right to Set Aside an Award
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RAA 40 Seminar in Moscow on Waiver of the Right to Set Aside an Award

RAA40 invites you to its inaugural RAA40 meeting, which will take place on 17 October 2013 from 9 am to 10:30 am at 22 Tverskaya Street, Summit Business Centre, 9th Floor. Hogan Lovells (CIS) has agreed to host the meeting and CIS Arbitration Forum will act as information sponsor of the event. The organisers invite discussion of the following topic that […]

ABA Conference – Is Russia Becoming More Arbitration-Friendly?
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ABA Conference – Is Russia Becoming More Arbitration-Friendly?

The ABA’s Fifth Annual Conference on the Resolution of the CIS-Related Business Dispute took place on 27 September 2013 in Moscow. More than 140 delegates from around the globe attended the conference, which featured six panels and a set of mock hearings in a complex cross-border dispute. The conference’s panels covered a broad spectrum of […]

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 […]

В Минске состоится II Международный юридический форум ICC LEX MERCATORIA
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В Минске состоится II Международный юридический форум ICC LEX MERCATORIA

Международный арбитражный суд ICC (Париж), Международный арбитражный суд при БелТПП, ОО «Белорусский республиканский союз юристов», Российский национальный комитет ICC (ICC Russia, Москва), юридический факультет БГУ при поддержке ООО «ЮрСпектр» (производитель справочных правовых систем «КонсультантПлюс»), информационной поддержке журнала «Промышленно-торговое ПРАВО» и CIS Arbitration Forum 29 ноября 2013 г. в Минске проводят II Международный юридический форум ICC LEX […]

Necessary Joinder in Arbitration as a Way to Get an Enforceable Award
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Necessary Joinder in Arbitration as a Way to Get an Enforceable Award

On 19 August the Federal Commercial Court for the Moscow Circuit rendered a decision showing how strong the chain of privity is. The Russian courts may quash an arbitral award if the tribunal has denied the claim of one of the joint creditors and the other one did not participate in the proceedings. Common privity […]

Reading between the Lines of the Lemmi Vertriebsgesellschaft Case

Reading between the Lines of the Lemmi Vertriebsgesellschaft Case

In June 2013, the Federal Commercial Court of the Moscow Circuit rendered a decision allowing the enforcement of an Order for Termination of Arbitral Proceedings issued by a Swiss arbitral tribunal (with B. Berger (chairman), R. Favre Schnyder and V. Heiskanen as arbitrators). The CIS Arbitration Forum has already covered this story.  Presently, the appeal to the Supreme Commercial […]