Region: Russian Federation

Armenian boutique merges with Moscow firm

Armenian practitioner Sargis Grigoryan has merged his disputes boutique with Rybalkin Gortsunyan Dyakin & Partners, becoming the first international office for the Moscow-based firm.

04 August 2022

Rosatom faces disputes over Finnish and Turkish projects

Rosatom is bringing several ICC cases and potentially also a treaty claim over the termination of its contract for a Finnish nuclear power plant, GAR has learned, as the Russian state entity is threatened with arbitration by a Turkish contractor over another politically sensitive project.

03 August 2022

Mansors recruits former Baker disputes head in Moscow

Months after Baker McKenzie announced its Russian operations would be spun off in response to the war in Ukraine, the firm’s head of CIS disputes Vladimir Khvalei has left to join Mansors in Moscow.

02 August 2022

Russia loses challenge over lack of “reputable” counsel

Russia has failed to disqualify a tribunal hearing a Crimea-related treaty claim that refused to grant a six-month stay after the state’s counsel resigned, despite its argument that no new “reputable or experienced” representatives were immediately available.

22 July 2022

Russian state entity plans claim over Finnish nuclear project

Russian state entity Rosatom is preparing to launch an arbitration against a Finnish company that cited the war in Ukraine when it terminated a contract for work on a €7 billion nuclear power plant project.

22 July 2022

Russian and Ukrainian football clubs take FIFA to CAS

Football clubs in Russia and Ukraine are united in anger at FIFA’s decision to allow their foreign players to suspend their contracts and leave in light of the war between the two countries, with teams from each filing claims at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

21 July 2022

Russia fails to quash jurisdictional awards in Crimea cases

UPDATED: A Dutch court has affirmed the jurisdiction of four UNCITRAL tribunals to hear Ukrainian investors’ treaty claims against Russia over assets in Crimea, including a US$10 billion claim by Naftogaz and others linked to oligarch Igor Kolomoisky.

19 July 2022

Kyrgyzstan ordered to pay Russian state hydro company

A Hong Kong-seated tribunal has ordered Kyrgyzstan to pay damages to a Russian state-owned hydroelectric company in a treaty claim over a frustrated project to build four power plants.

19 July 2022

CAS upholds Russian football bans

Russian football’s governing body and four clubs have lost appeals at the Court of Arbitration for Sport over their exclusion from international competitions including the forthcoming World Cup as a result of the war in Ukraine.

19 July 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

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