Region: Russian Federation

CAS to hear Russian appeals against sports bans

Russian sports organisations are preparing appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over bans of their athletes and teams from international competitions due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

04 March 2022

Houthoff and Foley Hoag join exodus from Russia work

UPDATED: Houthoff and Foley Hoag are the latest firms to announce they are abandoning Russia as a client following its attack against Ukraine, as they withdraw from the Yukos dispute and a series of Crimea-related investment treaty cases.

03 March 2022

Moot organisers resist calls to exclude Russian teams

As the conflict in the east of Europe intensifies, organisers of international moot competitions have resisted calls to exclude Russian teams because of the invasion of Ukraine, generating angry debate on social media.

02 March 2022

Pellet and Curtis cease counsel work for Russia

Leading public international lawyer Alain Pellet and Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle have withdrawn from Russia’s counsel team in a set of state-to-state disputes with Ukraine.

01 March 2022

Ukraine instructs Covington for ICJ claim against Russia

Ukraine has retained Covington & Burling as it launches a new claim at the International Court of Justice accusing Russia of using false claims of “genocide” to justify its invasion of the country.

28 February 2022

LCIA award surfaces in Russian bank fraud case

Sons of a prominent Russian businessman took part in a “dishonest scheme” with a bank executive to replace US$500 million worth of secured loans with “unmarketable” bonds, according to a now-public LCIA award.

22 February 2022

Russian court rules unlicensed foreign institutions can act as appointing authority

A Moscow court has ruled that foreign arbitral institutions without a licence to administer cases in Russia can nonetheless perform certain functions in relation to ad hoc arbitrations in the country, including appointing arbitrators.

18 February 2022

Gazprom launches new price review over Polish supplies

UPDATED: Gazprom’s exports arm says it has launched another price review claim under a long-term gas sale agreement with Polish state utility PGNiG – while it continues to try to overturn the outcome of a prior arbitration.

17 January 2022

Existence of sanctions justifies anti-arbitration injunctions in Russia

The Russian Supreme Court has ruled for the first time that sanctioned Russian parties need not prove that sanctions have actually impeded their access to justice to obtain an injunction restraining a foreign arbitration. Timur Aitkulov and Galina Valentirova of Aitkulov & Partners in Moscow report.

13 January 2022

Oligarch fails to revive treaty claim against Russia

Former banker Sergei Pugachev has failed to persuade a Spanish court to revive his US$14.5 billion investment treaty claim against Russia.

10 January 2022

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