Region: Russian Federation

Turkish gas buyer loses challenge to Gazprom price review award

A Turkish state-owned energy company has failed to set aside an award favouring Gazprom’s exports arm in a gas price review arbitration at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce – as challenges to awards in similar cases continue in the Swedish courts.

10 June 2021

Russian state lawyer returns to Moscow firm

Olga Tsvetkova has left the Russian Ministry of Justice to rejoin Moscow-based firm Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners as counsel and co-head of its international arbitration group.

02 June 2021

Ukrainian state entity puts Russia on notice of Crimea claim

Ukraine’s national nuclear energy company has notified Russia of its intention to file a US$100 million treaty claim over the expropriation of a wind farm in Crimea.

28 May 2021

The "uncomfortable squeeze" of sanctions

In a keynote for GAR Connect Moscow, LCIA director general Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof discussed the pressure sanctions and the heightened regulatory framework put on arbitrators, as they strive to maintain their independence and impartiality and deliver justice.

21 May 2021

ICC and SIAC secure Russian licences

UPDATED: The ICC International Court of Arbitration and Singapore International Arbitration Centre have been awarded coveted licences to administer Russia-seated arbitrations.

19 May 2021

Dutch court adviser says Yukos awards should stand

An adviser to the Dutch Supreme Court has recommended that Russia’s bid to overturn the US$50 billion awards won by the former majority shareholders in Yukos should be dismissed.

23 April 2021

Feud over fishing venture heads to LCIA

The High Court in London has ruled that part of a Swedish businessman’s claims against a Russian billionaire over the sale of a US$200 million stake in a fishing business should be heard in LCIA arbitration.

23 April 2021

Russian media dispute heads to human rights court

A US government-funded media group has taken its dispute with Russia over new requirements for foreign-funded outlets to the European Court of Human Rights – months after threatening the state with a treaty claim over the same measures.

16 April 2021

Stay of Yukos awards upheld in London

A London court has rejected an application by the former majority shareholders in Yukos to lift a stay of enforcement over their US$50 billion awards against Russia, ruling they must wait until the Dutch Supreme Court rules on the state’s set aside bid.

14 April 2021

Russia overturns billion-dollar Crimea award

In a major victory for Russia, a French court has annulled a US$1.1 billion award that compensated a Ukrainian state-owned bank for the expropriation of its assets in Crimea, finding that the underlying treaty did not protect investments made before 1992.

30 March 2021

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