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ICAC’s new “kompetenz-kompetenz” dilemma in domestic arbitration
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ICAC’s new “kompetenz-kompetenz” dilemma in domestic arbitration

Since 27 January 2017, due to the profound Russian arbitration law reform effective from 1 September 2016, the ICAC at the Russian CCI (the “ICAC”) may also deal with domestic (non-international) arbitration. The question arises as to whether the ICAC may now resolve internal disputes under pre-reform arbitration clauses: at the time of their conclusion […]

New rules of the ICAC at the Russian Chamber of Commerce: what has changed for international disputes?

New rules of the ICAC at the Russian Chamber of Commerce: what has changed for international disputes?

Russian arbitration legislation reform has triggered a large-scale revision of regulations of arbitral institutions. One of the oldest arbitral institutions in Russia, the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (the “ICAC”), has adopted new regulations and rules, including new rules on resolving international commercial disputes. Previous rules came into […]

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 […]

English Court of Appeal upholds arbitration award in a complex Moscow mall dispute

English Court of Appeal upholds arbitration award in a complex Moscow mall dispute

In its recent judgment, the English Court of Appeal (the “Court“) decided to uphold the arbitration award in a dispute between a former Russian MP Ashot Yegiazaryan and his business partner Vitaly Smagin. The case was rather complex as the arbitration proceedings involved two arbitration agreements based on two separate contracts, one of which was not […]

Ukraine: 2016 international arbitration year in review
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Ukraine: 2016 international arbitration year in review

2016 turned out to be extremely eventful yet quite exhausting for the international arbitration community in Ukraine. The rapidly changing arbitration environment and recent developments in the international arbitration arena leave no other option than to adapt oneself and break through. But would the inner powers of international arbitration in Ukraine suffice? In changes we […]

ICC Russia провела конференцию «Россия как место разрешения споров»
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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 […]

CIS Regional Conventions on Cross-Border Litigation and Its Application by Russian Courts
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CIS Regional Conventions on Cross-Border Litigation and Its Application by Russian Courts

Recognition and enforcement of foreign court judgments in Russia generally require the existence of a treaty between the issuing state and the recognising state; otherwise, the principle of reciprocity applies. On the CIS level this procedure is relatively facilitated by a number of conventions. This post looks at the main features of these CIS regional […]

Paris court confirms state companies’ use of investment arbitration under Russia-Ukraine BIT (Ukraine v Tatneft)

Paris court confirms state companies’ use of investment arbitration under Russia-Ukraine BIT (Ukraine v Tatneft)

On 29 November 2016 the Paris Court of Appeal (the Court) decided to uphold the arbitration award in the long-lasting dispute between Russian oil firm PJSC Tatneft (the Tatneft) and Ukraine. In this case, Ukraine unsuccessfully tried to set aside the $112m investment treaty awards in favour of Tatneft. The main issue in the case was […]

Russian Investors Turning More Frequently to Investment Arbitration
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Russian Investors Turning More Frequently to Investment Arbitration

In 2016 the Russian Federation has most commonly appeared on the host state’s end of investor-state disputes, facing numerous arbitration claims brought in relation to the events in Crimea. However, quite recently Russia has also become more involved as a home state, with Russian investors becoming more active in investor-state disputes. This post highlights the […]

No education – no representation. Russian Constitutional Court decides on legal education requirement for administrative proceedings

No education – no representation. Russian Constitutional Court decides on legal education requirement for administrative proceedings

Until quite recently Russian procedural law has had no particular requirements as to parties’ representatives in non-criminal legal proceedings. This situation started to change in 2015 when the Russian Parliament approved the new Code of Administrative Procedure (the “Code“). These changes, which quickly turned out to be controversial, became part of the larger dispute on the so-called […]

В Москве пройдет форум «Арбитраж в России 2016: что будет дальше?»

В Москве пройдет форум «Арбитраж в России 2016: что будет дальше?»

Издательский дом “Коммерсантъ” проводит 11 ноября 2016 года в Москве ежегодный форум “Арбитраж в России 2016: что будет дальше?”. CIS Arbitration Forum выступает информационным партнером мероприятия. Реформа судов России, начатая в 2014 году с объединения ВС РФ и ВАС РФ,  безусловно, взволновала бизнес-сообщество, все мы внимательно следили за переменами, ждали, обсуждали, как новые правила по арбитражным […]

Russia fights Ukraine over “Yanukovych debt”
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Russia fights Ukraine over “Yanukovych debt”

The slowly developing Russia-Ukraine $3 billion sovereign debt dispute got a sudden new development when, at the end of July 2016, Russia requested the London High Court make an expedited ruling on the dispute. Following that, on 8 September 2016, the High Court scheduled the hearings for the dispute for 17-20 January 2017. The debt The history of this […]

Russian Law Week 2016: Establishing Bridges in Challenging Times

Russian Law Week 2016: Establishing Bridges in Challenging Times

Following the success of Russian Law Week 2014 in London and English Law Week 2015 in Moscow, the Law Society and the Bar Council of England and Wales, in partnership with the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation, the Moscow Chamber of Advocates, the St Petersburg Chamber of Advocates, the British Russian Law […]

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Russian court rules on foreign currency use in real estate transactions

Russian court rules on foreign currency use in real estate transactions

On 18 July 2016 the Commercial Court of Moscow region refused to confirm the settlement agreement between PAO Vimpel-Communications and PAO Tizpribor in the year-long dispute between the two companies. The outcome of this case may have significant consequences both for Russian real estate, says The Property Sourcing Company, in particular for the use of […]

Recent Investment Arbitration Cases involving CIS States

Recent Investment Arbitration Cases involving CIS States

While the spotlight of the CIS arbitration community is currently focused on investment disputes between Ukrainian claimants and the Russian Federation, moving to jurisdictional phase in mid-July 2016, other CIS states have also provided some noteworthy developments. This post highlights general trends identified in CIS-related Investor-State Dispute Settlement (“ISDS“) since 2015, and addresses certain cases that […]

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” […]

Семинар ICDR Y&I о международном арбитраже пройдет в Санкт-Петербурге
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Семинар ICDR Y&I о международном арбитраже пройдет в Санкт-Петербурге

(Please English text see below) 17 мая 2016 г. в Санкт-Петербурге состоится семинар ICDR Y&I  “Международный арбитраж в России: открытость и возможности выбора”. Тема открытости и разнообразия в международном арбитраже на протяжении последних лет привлекает все больше внимания со стороны практикующих юристов во всем мире. Является ли практика международного арбитража в равной степени открытой и перспективной для представителей […]

Не стало Сергея Николаевича Лебедева

Не стало Сергея Николаевича Лебедева

Мы с прискорбием сообщаем о кончине выдающегося деятеля  международного коммерческого арбитража, международного частного права и права международной торговли Сергея Николаевича Лебедева (1934 г. – 2016 г.).   С.Н. Лебедев являлся одним из немногих российских специалистов в области международного коммерческого арбитража, имеющих известность и авторитет на мировом уровне. С.Н. Лебедев более тридцати лет возглавлял кафедру международного частного и гражданского права Московского государственного института международных […]

RAA annual conference to take place in Moscow in April
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RAA annual conference to take place in Moscow in April

English text see below. Арбитражная Ассоциация (РАА) в третий раз подряд проводит свою Ежегодную конференцию в Москве. Конференция пройдет 20 апреля 2016 г. с 09:30 до 18:00 в гостинице Свиссотель Красные Холмы, Космодамианская наб., 52, стр.6, Москва. Конференция полностью посвящена принятию нового российского закона “Об арбитраже”. Цель конференции – дать возможность представителям российских и зарубежных […]

Открыт свободный доступ к материалам «Вестника международного коммерческого арбитража»
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Открыт свободный доступ к материалам «Вестника международного коммерческого арбитража»

«Вестник международного коммерческого арбитража» – единственный российский журнал, специально посвященный проблемам международного коммерческого и инвестиционного арбитража. Журнал выпускается с 2010 г. и является прямым преемником журнала «Международный коммерческий арбитраж», издававшегося в период с 2004 по 2008 гг. и завоевавшего заслуженный авторитет среди специалистов как в России, так и за рубежом. Чтобы привлечь внимание к вопросам международного […]

Arbitration Claims by Ukrainian Investors under the Russia-Ukraine BIT: between Crimea and a Hard Place?
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Arbitration Claims by Ukrainian Investors under the Russia-Ukraine BIT: between Crimea and a Hard Place?

In the last two years, multiple investment arbitration claims have been registered against Russia in regards to the consequences of its actions in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (“Crimea”). The following cases are of particular interest: Stabil LLC and others v The Russian Federation LLC Lugzor and others v The […]

Значение новых законов об арбитраже в России для иностранных арбитражных центров
By 24 January, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Значение новых законов об арбитраже в России для иностранных арбитражных центров

Муранов А.И. Значение новых законов об арбитраже в России для иностранных арбитражных центров и иностранных арбитров: вопросы территориального и экстерриториального  действия законов, пределов вводимого ими разрешительного режима, его соответствия праву ВТО. Alexander Muranov. Implications of the new Russian arbitration laws for foreign arbitration centers and foreign arbitrators: issues of territorial and extraterritorial effect of the laws, limits of […]

More Parties include ICC Arbitration Clauses, the Number of CIS Disputes Rising
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More Parties include ICC Arbitration Clauses, the Number of CIS Disputes Rising

CIS Arbitration Forum continues its series of interviews with representatives of major international arbitration institutions working on disputes related to Russia and the CIS region. This month we interviewed Andrea Carlevaris who serves as Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Director of Dispute Resolution Services of the ICC. Mr Carlevaris spoke […]

Constitutional Court to Decide on Enforceability of ECtHR Judgments in Russia
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Constitutional Court to Decide on Enforceability of ECtHR Judgments in Russia

On 14 December 2015, the Russian President signed a federal law endowing the Russian Constitutional Court with new authorities. According to the new law, the Russian Constitutional Court will have jurisdiction to deny enforcement of international human rights judgments incompatible with the Constitution of the Russian Federation. Upon the request of certain authorised governmental bodies, the Constitutional Court will decide […]

Международное частное право и международный коммерческий арбитраж как приложения в юридической реальности

Международное частное право и международный коммерческий арбитраж как приложения в юридической реальности

“Международное частное право и международный коммерческий арбитраж как приложения в юридической реальности”: видеозапись  лекции Александра Муранова, управляющего партнера Коллегии адвокатов «Муранов, Черняков и партнеры» на Юридическом факультете МГУ имени М.В. Ломоносова. 

Видеозапись Всероссийского форума третейского и делового сообществ 8 октября 2015 г.
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Видеозапись Всероссийского форума третейского и делового сообществ 8 октября 2015 г.

Видеозапись Третьего Всероссийского форума третейского и делового сообществ «Третейская реформа в России: завершающий этап?», который состоялся в СПбГУ 8 октября 2015 года (3 части):   Часть 1 Часть 2 Часть 3

Hulley  Enterprises Limited (Cyprus) v. Russian Federation

Hulley Enterprises Limited (Cyprus) v. Russian Federation

Respondent filed the motion to dismiss petition to confirm arbitration awards for lack of subject matter jurisdiction under the U.S. Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (“FSIA”). The motion was granted by the United States District Court, District of Columbia. Hulley Enterprises Limited v Russian Federation, PCA Arbitration (No. AA 226), Award dated 18 July 2014 Hulley Enterprises […]

Mr Pugachev’s Multi-Billion Dollar Claim and One Insurmountable Hurdle
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Mr Pugachev’s Multi-Billion Dollar Claim and One Insurmountable Hurdle

High-net-worth individuals tend to acquire multiple passports not only as a matter of convenience (for travel or residence purposes) but also as a form of an insurance policy, in case relationships with high-ranking official(s) deteriorate past the point of no return.  For example, an acquired nationality has been used recently to bring compensation claims under a […]

Конференция «Россия как место разрешения споров» пройдет в Москве
By 27 October, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Конференция «Россия как место разрешения споров» пройдет в Москве

9 декабря 2015 года Российский национальный комитет Международной торговой палаты (ICC Russia) в партнерстве с Арбитражной Ассоциацией (РАА) при активной поддержке Суда ICC проводят ежегодную арбитражную конференцию «Россия как место разрешения споров» (please see brief English text below). Основными целями конференции является содействие развитию третейских судов и международного коммерческого арбитража в России, продвижение в национальных и международных […]

Конференция “Реформа арбитража: что ждет бизнес?”
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Конференция “Реформа арбитража: что ждет бизнес?”

ИД «Коммерсантъ» организует  конференцию, посвященную реформе арбитража  в Москве, 27 ноября. CIS Arbitration Forum – информационный партнер мероприятия. Ключевые темы для обсуждения: • Реформа третейского правосудия и будущее третейских судов • Проблемы российского арбитража в разрешении споров с иностранными компаниями • Изменения в ГК РФ в 2015 г. и их влияние на судебную практику • Обзор […]

Форум о третейской реформе в России состоялся в Санкт-Петербурге
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Форум о третейской реформе в России состоялся в Санкт-Петербурге

8 октября 2015 года в Санкт-Петербурге на базе Юридического факультета Санкт-Петербургского государственного университета состоялся Третий Всероссийский форум третейского и делового сообществ «Третейская реформа в России: завершающий этап?». В рамках Форума представлены мировые тенденции реформирования третейского законодательства и подготовлены рекомендации в отношении пакета законопроектов по третейской реформы, которые будут направлены в рабочую группу профильного комитета Государственной Думы РФ. […]

Russia in WTO – 3 years together
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Russia in WTO – 3 years together

This year marks 20 years of World Trade Organization (WTO). 22 August 2015 is a 3 years anniversary of Russia’s membership in WTO. This overview prepared by Muranov Chernyakov & Partners law firm in Russian language features the most interesting events which took place within such period and covers the relevant legal issues. Russia in WTO – […]

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Annual ICDR Y&I Seminar in Moscow
By 14 August, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Annual ICDR Y&I Seminar in Moscow

International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Y&I organizes its annual arbitration event in Moscow. This year’s Seminar “Resolving Small Claims Without Big Problems: Expedited Procedures in International Arbitration and Litigation” will take place on Thursday, 17 September 2015 at the National Research University Higher School of Economics. Registration will open at 16:30, with the Seminar running from […]

The Yukos Arbitration Decision in a Nutshell

The Yukos Arbitration Decision in a Nutshell

Here is a short summary of the most important points of the Yukos arbitration award which former shareholders are now trying to enforce in Belgium, France and other European countries. Diana Bentley of Lexis Nexis interviewed Yaraslau Kryvoi. What was the dispute about? The tribunal, the Permanent Court for Arbitration, constituted under UNCITRAL Rules and based in […]

Serving Proceedings in Russia: Service Valid Despite Being Returned “Not Served”

Serving Proceedings in Russia: Service Valid Despite Being Returned “Not Served”

In disputes involving international parties, the challenges of serving judicial documents in other countries can be central to an effective overall strategy. In some countries, it is all too easy for defendants to refuse to accept documents served through official channels and for the documents to be returned to the court of origin.  We have […]

Arbitrability of Sanctions – Presentation at Kuala Lumpur International Arbitration Week 2015

Arbitrability of Sanctions – Presentation at Kuala Lumpur International Arbitration Week 2015

Yaraslau Kryvoi speaks about arbitrability of sanctions, touching upon the effect of the Belarus, Ukraine and Russian sanctions regimes on arbitration at a conference organised by Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration Centre in May 2015.

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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 […]

Review of Russian Court Decisions Related to Arbitration: January-May 2015

Review of Russian Court Decisions Related to Arbitration: January-May 2015

In January-May 2015 the Russian courts rendered several important decisions dealing with: the arbitrability of public procurement disputes; the effect of pre-existing links between an arbitral institution and a party to arbitration; partial annulment of arbitration awards; and anti-enforcement injunctions. Non-Arbitrability of Public Procurement Disputes Does Not Create Constitutional Issues Application of City Clinical Hospital No. […]

New Draft Law Aims to Bring Arbitration in Russia to Order

New Draft Law Aims to Bring Arbitration in Russia to Order

Since 2013 the Russian legislator is reforming arbitration laws of Russia. The reason for the reform was a the lack of consistency in Russian arbitration regulations, existence of so-called “pocket arbitration tribunals” and sham arbitration tribunals. The reform aims to facilitate the stability and transparency of the system. The first draft law on arbitration was introduced by Russian Ministry of […]

The Problem of ‘Pocket Arbitration Courts’ in Russia: Finally Resolved?

The Problem of ‘Pocket Arbitration Courts’ in Russia: Finally Resolved?

The recent decision of the Russian Supreme Court in the case of Geotrest LLC v Gazprom Invest Vostok LLC and an earlier decision of the Constitutional Court indicate a significant change in the approach of Russian courts to the so-called “pocket arbitration courts”. These decisions contradict the previous practice and will most likely lead to significant […]