Region: Russian Federation

Canadian court affirms ruling on new evidence in Yukos challenge

A Canadian appeals court has confirmed that Russia can present new evidence in its challenge to a jurisdictional award in a US$700 million Energy Charter Treaty claim brought by an investor in defunct oil company Yukos.

08 June 2023

LCIA hears claims over aircraft stranded in Russia

An Irish leasing company has filed a US$600 million LCIA claim against Russian airline Aeroflot – one of several arbitrations the flag carrier is facing over planes left stranded in Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.

01 June 2023

More claims filed over halted Gazprom supplies

Poland’s Europol Gaz has filed an SCC arbitration against Gazprom reportedly seeking US$1.47 billion over delayed gas deliveries – as an Indian state entity also lodges a claim against a former unit of the Russian company over halted supplies.

19 May 2023

LIDW discusses claims mechanisms for Ukraine war damage

A panel at London International Disputes Week considered the mechanisms available to parties seeking compensation for damages suffered as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

16 May 2023

Is London still a hub for Russian disputes?

On the opening day of London International Disputes Week, a panel discussed new challenges for London as a centre for Russian disputes – as well as broader issues such as the impact of sanctions, seizing Russian assets and the potential for new investment treaty cases.

15 May 2023

Ukrainian group excludes Russians from arbitrator list

After celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Ukrainian Arbitration Association has updated its arbitrator list to exclude Russian and Belarusian nationals and those whose firms work for Russian or Belarusian state interests or sanctioned parties.

11 May 2023

Historic dispute over New York Harbor explosion inspires Ukraine reflections

A lecture by Paul Friedland on a US-German inter-state arbitration triggered by a massive act of sabotage in New York Harbor ahead of US entry into the First World War leads Dorothy Murray of Proskauer Rose to draw parallels with disputes arising from the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

04 May 2023

Deripaska escapes contempt claim in London

The Commercial Court in London has refused to have Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska committed to prison for contempt of court over allegations that he flouted undertakings he had given in an action to enforce an LCIA award against him.

18 April 2023

Inside an effort to seize Russian state assets in the UK

Politicians in the UK are trying to introduce a law making it easier for the government to confiscate Russian state assets to pay for the damage caused by the country’s war against Ukraine.

18 April 2023

Unpacking Naftogaz’s multibillion win against Russia

More details have emerged about Naftogaz’s multibillion-dollar win against Russia in an investment treaty dispute over seized Crimean assets – including the arbitrators’ disagreement over the effect of a temporal limitation in the treaty and the relevance of sunk costs.

13 April 2023

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