Tag: Russian law

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 […]

Значение новых законов об арбитраже в России для иностранных арбитражных центров
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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 […]

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

New Rules on Jurisdictional Immunities of States in Russian Courts
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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 […]

О новых нормах ГК РФ в свете сложившейся практики английского права
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О новых нормах ГК РФ в свете сложившейся практики английского права

С 1 июня 2015 г. в России действуют новые нормы Гражданского кодекса. В частности, появились правила о преддоговорной ответственности, об «обусловленном исполнении обязательств», заверениях об обстоятельствах, праве на возмещение потерь, ковенантах, корпоративном договоре, опционах и других институтах. Этим правовым новеллам посвящен семинар, проведенный 21 сентября в Москве специалисты юридических фирм «Муранов, Черняков и партнеры» (Россия) и EdwinCoe (Великобритания) совместно […]

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Russian Law Week to Take Place in London in December 2014
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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?
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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 […]

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 […]

Conference “Arbitration in Russia: New Solutions for Business”
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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 […]

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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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
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“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 […]

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
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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 […]

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
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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 […]

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 […]

Berezovsky v Abramovich: It’s All About Trustworthiness

Berezovsky v Abramovich: It’s All About Trustworthiness

On the last day of summer in 2012 the High Court of Justice in England closed the last chapter on the Berezovsky v Abramovich case. It dismissed both claims of the former Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky. Berezovsky had claimed a sum of in excess of 5.6 billion USD as compensation for unprofitable transactions. He alleged that at […]

Will Exercise of Jurisdiction by a Foreign Court Be Accepted in Russia?

Will Exercise of Jurisdiction by a Foreign Court Be Accepted in Russia?

The Presidium of the Russian Supreme Commercial Court is set to hear the first case in a while directly dealing with the enforcement of a foreign court judgment. The central issue is the following: can a Russian court assess the reasonableness of a foreign court’s decision to exercise jurisdiction in ruling on whether to recognise […]

Arbitration in Russia Needs Even More Quality and Integrity

Arbitration in Russia Needs Even More Quality and Integrity

As we reported back in May 2011 the Russian Constitutional Court has confirmed that disputes relating to the transfer of title to immovable property are arbitrable, as well as other disputes of an essentially private law nature. The decree rendered by the Constitutional Court resulted from a July 2010 request of the Presidium of the Russian Supreme Commercial Court […]

Recognition of Foreign Judgments in Russia: How to Reconcile Conflicting Judgments

Recognition of Foreign Judgments in Russia: How to Reconcile Conflicting Judgments

The CIS Arbitration Forum recently reported on a decision of the Moscow Circuit Commercial Court to enforce a judgment of the English High Court on the basis of reciprocity. We noted then that there was a growing trend of recognition of foreign court judgments on the basis of reciprocity (i.e. in the absence of a bilateral treaty). […]

Government Procurement Disputes Still Arbitrable in Russia

Government Procurement Disputes Still Arbitrable in Russia

The Russian courts have sent a state establishment and several state agencies to arbitration to have their claim for termination of a contract with a German contractor resolved pursuant to the agreed dispute resolution procedure (case reference No. А40-106514/2011). The claimants argued in both the Moscow Commercial Court and the Ninth Appellate Commercial Court that […]

Russian Supreme Commercial Court on the “Lack of Authority” To Conclude Arbitration Agreement

Russian Supreme Commercial Court on the “Lack of Authority” To Conclude Arbitration Agreement

A recent case handed down by the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation (the “SCC”) marks a further step by it towards the favouring of arbitration in Russia.  The SCC confirmed that notifying a branch of the opposing party in arbitral proceedings is sufficient for the purposes of satisfying the due notice requirement. Also, […]

Russian Constitutional Court on the Period for Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards
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Russian Constitutional Court on the Period for Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

The Russian Constitutional Court (“RCC”) recently had to review Russian legislation on the procedure governing the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. On 2 November 2011 the court ruled that the application for enforcement of foreign arbitral awards had to be made within the period of three years of the effective date of the arbitral award unless […]

Arbitration and Litigation: Same or Basic Guarantees?

Arbitration and Litigation: Same or Basic Guarantees?

An interesting case is due to be considered by the Russian Supreme Commercial Court within the next few months. Two issues before the court are: (1) whether an arbitral tribunal may fine a party to the arbitration for failure to comply with the tribunal’s order and (2) whether the procedural guarantees that are accorded to […]

In the Long Run: a Story of One Award in Russia
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In the Long Run: a Story of One Award in Russia

Today, it seems, an epic story of enforcement of an SCC award in Russia came to an end. After almost three years of litigation in Russia and Sweden, the Presidium of Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation ruled that the award should be enforced. During the same session Presidium dismissed action seeking to invalidate […]

Amendments to the Russian Law “On International Commercial Arbitration” introduced in the Duma
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Amendments to the Russian Law “On International Commercial Arbitration” introduced in the Duma

Major amendments will be introduced to the Federal Law “On International Commercial Arbitration” in the immediate future. A bill proposed before the lower chamber of the Russian Parliament is intended to make Russian legislation on international commercial arbitration conform with the Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, as amended by the U.N. Commission on International […]

Impartiality of Arbitrators and Arbitrability of Corporate Disputes – Russian Courts’ View

Impartiality of Arbitrators and Arbitrability of Corporate Disputes – Russian Courts’ View

On June 21, 2011, the City of Moscow Commercial Court (the “City Court”) annulled an award of the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (the “ICAC”) rendered on March 31, 2011. According to that award, Novolipetsk Steel JSC (“NLMK”) was ordered to pay 9.5 billion roubles (approximately 237 million […]

Failure to Seek Annulment of the Award: Any Consequences for the Enforcement in Russia?

Failure to Seek Annulment of the Award: Any Consequences for the Enforcement in Russia?

Russian courts are frequently criticized for being arbitration-unfriendly. Practitioners however acknowledge that most awards are recognized and enforced. In fact, the Russian courts are increasingly adopting pro-arbitration stance, which in some instances goes further than that adopted by the jurisdiction traditionally considered arbitration-friendly. In three recent cases Russian courts took the view, that the respondent […]

Supreme Commercial Court Takes a Closer Look at Domestic Arbitration Institutions Established by Commercial Entities

Supreme Commercial Court Takes a Closer Look at Domestic Arbitration Institutions Established by Commercial Entities

Domestic arbitration institutions established by various commercial entities have become widespread in the Russian Federation. Their existence and perceived lack of impartiality have long been criticized by many. They were also presented as an example of why arbitration should not be used to resolve private disputes.  The situation is particularly problematic where the rules of […]

Russian Stock Exchange Disputes Found an Exception to Non-enforceability of Abitration by Contracts of Adhesion

Russian Stock Exchange Disputes Found an Exception to Non-enforceability of Abitration by Contracts of Adhesion

The case illustrates a pro-arbitration approach of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation (hereinafter referred to as “SCC”) in their interpretation of arbitration clauses. OJSC “Kuznetskbusinessbank” (hereinafter referred to as “the Bank”) applied to the Arbitrazh Court of Saint-Petersburg and Leningradskaya Region for a writ of execution to enforce an award to recover […]

Arbitral Tribunals in Russia: Civil Society Institutions or State Actors?

Arbitral Tribunals in Russia: Civil Society Institutions or State Actors?

The Russian Constitutional Court emphasised the role of arbitration in resolution of private-law disputes. Having referred to the arbitral tribunals as “civil society institutions”, it however found that proceedings before them should comply with the requirements of Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights. On 26 May 2011 the Constitutional Court of the […]