Region: Belarus

Belarusian lawyer gets 10-year jail sentence after supporting Ukraine

Lawyers have condemned the decision of a Belarusian court to sentence local arbitration practitioner Aliaksandr Danilevich to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of criminal offences relating to his criticism of Russia’s war against Ukraine.

13 April 2023

Belarusian arbitrator charged over support for Ukraine

Aliaksandr Danilevich, the Belarusian arbitration practitioner arrested for co-signing a petition denouncing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, has been charged with supporting sanctions and extremism and faces up to 12 years in prison if convicted.

11 January 2023

UK eases legal fee rules for sanctioned Russians

UK financial sanctions agency OFSI has simplified the process for lawyers accepting payments from clients on Russian and Belarusian sanctions lists.

01 November 2022

White & Case withdraws as counsel to Belarus in ICSID case

Months after White & Case announced it would cease acting for Russian and Belarusian state clients in response to the invasion of Ukraine, the law firm has withdrawn as counsel to Belarus in one ICSID case but remains on the record in another.

24 October 2022

LCIA gets exemption from Russia and Belarus sanctions

The London Court of International Arbitration has been granted a general licence allowing it to process payments from parties subject to the UK’s recent financial sanctions against Russia and Belarus to cover their arbitration costs.

17 October 2022

Belarus urged to free arbitrator detained over support for Ukraine

Belarusian authorities are facing calls to release arbitrator Aliaksandr Danilevich, who has been detained for the past two months after co-signing a statement calling for an end to Russia’s war in Ukraine.

15 July 2022

Belarus defeats bulk of claim over leisure complex

An ad hoc tribunal has reportedly dismissed the bulk of a Russian construction company’s US$176 million claim against Belarus over a hotel and leisure development in Minsk.

16 August 2021

Lithuanian investor brings claim against Belarus

Lithuania’s Modus Group has lodged an ICSID claim against Belarus over a project to build a luxury hotel next to the country’s main airport.

11 January 2021

Gazprom claims against Eni and warns Belarus

UPDATED: Russia’s Gazprom has revealed it is pursuing an arbitration against Italy’s Eni, as it withdraws a price review claim against Germany’s Uniper and warns of a potential investment treaty dispute with Belarus.

17 June 2020

Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

27 January 2020

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