Region: Ukraine

Ukrainian bank’s billion-dollar award against Russia surfaces

A Ukrainian state-owned bank has applied to a US court to enforce a US$1.1 billion investment treaty award against Russia, putting the award in the public domain.

22 March 2023

Ukraine can defend Russian bond claim in UK trial

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that Ukraine can defend its non-payment of a US$3 billion Eurobond debt to Russia at a full trial, but only on limited grounds of duress.

16 March 2023

Energy disputes and war in Ukraine

A virtual panel hosted by Squire Patton Boggs considered potential energy disputes arising from the war in Ukraine. Olha Martynevych and Kateryna Shokalo, Ukrainian lawyers in the firm’s New York office, report.

24 January 2023

Ex-Naftogaz chief accused of embezzlement over arbitration bonus

Ukrainian authorities have accused the former CEO of Naftogaz Andriy Kobolev of illegally paying himself a US$10 million bonus after the company obtained a positive result in a natural gas arbitration.

20 January 2023

Ukrainian road awards upheld in France

The French Court of Cassation has upheld a pair of ICC awards requiring Ukraine’s state road agency to pay damages to an Italian construction company in a US$66 million dispute over a road repair and construction contract.

19 December 2022

Ukrainian firm promotes counsel duo

Ukrainian firm Ilyashev & Partners has promoted Roman Protsyshyn and Marina Riashchenko, who have both advised Ukrainian state defence entities in disputes, to counsel in Kyiv.

14 December 2022

Ukrainian lawyers share challenges of practising in wartime

AGA partner Iryna Moroz and Olena Perepelynska, head of international arbitration at Integrites, spoke at GAR Live Women in Arbitration in London about the challenges facing Ukrainian arbitration lawyers in the wake of the Russian invasion – leading to a standing ovation from their fellow practitioners.

12 December 2022

CAS hears Russian and Ukrainian football claims

Two panels at the Court of Arbitration for Sport have begun hearing claims brought by Russian and Ukrainian football clubs over FIFA’s decision to allow their foreign players to leave due to the ongoing war between the countries.

05 December 2022

Ukrainian lawyers charged with fraud in Switzerland

Three partners at Ukrainian firm Eterna Law have been charged with fraud in Switzerland after a former arbitration client accused them of forging a legal services agreement.

02 December 2022

Clifford Chance hires Ukrainian lawyer in Frankfurt

Ukrainian disputes lawyer Olga Hamama, co-founder of an NGO that helps refugees from Russia's war in Ukraine, is joining Clifford Chance's Frankfurt office as special counsel.

14 November 2022

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