Region: Russian Federation

Sberbank escapes conspiracy claims in London

The Commercial Court in London has refused to hear conspiracy claims worth US$300 million against Russia’s largest bank – a dispute over an insolvent refinery that has also given rise to an LCIA arbitration.

08 July 2021

Russia can present new evidence in Yukos challenge

A Canadian appeal court has ruled that Russia can submit new evidence in its bid to set aside a jurisdictional award in a US$700 million Energy Charter Treaty case brought by a Yukos investor.

07 July 2021

Sanctioned Russian entity fails to restrain SCC case

The Russian Supreme Court has refused to restrain a Stockholm Chamber of Commerce arbitration on the basis of recent legislation providing for the exclusive jurisdiction of Russia’s courts over disputes involving sanctioned Russian parties.

14 June 2021

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

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