Region: Russian Federation

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

Russian bankers must face fraud suit as LCIA award looms

Three Russian bankers have failed to knock out conspiracy claims brought against them in a UK court over an alleged US$800 million fraud, as related allegations are weighed by an LCIA tribunal.

23 March 2021

Baker Botts promotes in Moscow

Baker Botts has promoted Izabella Kharlamova, who is advising a telecoms company in an ICSID claim against Turkmenistan, to special counsel in Moscow.

17 March 2021

US-funded media outlet threatens claim against Russia

A US government-funded media outlet has threatened Russia with an investment treaty claim over "clear attempts to shutter and silence it" at a time when its audience in the country is "skyrocketing".

12 February 2021

Russian bank loses Ukrainian appeal over emergency award

Ukraine’s Supreme Court has affirmed that an SCC emergency arbitrator award restraining the forcible sale of assets of a Russian state-owned bank cannot be enforced.

27 January 2021


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20 January 2021

Clifford Chance team launches Moscow boutique

The eight-lawyer disputes team at Clifford Chance in Moscow led by partner Timur Aitkulov has left the firm to launch a new disputes boutique in the Russian capital.

18 January 2021

Ukrainian state entity prepares Crimea claim

Ukraine’s national nuclear energy company has instructed counsel as it prepares to file a US$100 million treaty claim against Russia over the expropriation of a wind farm in Crimea.

06 January 2021

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