Region: Ukraine

Ukraine’s richest man warns of claim against Russia over Mariupol siege

Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov says he plans to bring a claim against Russia potentially worth US$20 billion over the destruction of his steel plants during the siege of Mariupol.

27 May 2022

Naftogaz signals new claim against Gazprom over transit fees

Ukraine’s state-owned oil and gas company Naftogaz has launched a pre-arbitration procedure against Gazprom for underpayment of gas transit fees, also suggesting it may seek to revive a US$12.2 billion claim that was settled more than three years ago.

27 May 2022

Oligarchs plan another treaty claim against the US

Entities controlled by Ukrainian oligarchs Igor Kolomoisky and Gennadiy Bogolyubov have revealed that they plan to file a third treaty claim against the United States related to assets that have been targeted by authorities over alleged money laundering.

24 May 2022

Russian state banks warn of claims against Ukraine

Two Russian state-owned banks have said they will pursue international arbitration against Ukraine after its parliament approved measures allowing for the seizure of their assets.

12 May 2022

Firtash claim against Ukraine comes to light

A company owned by Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash launched an Energy Charter Treaty claim against Ukraine earlier this year over the refusal of its courts to enforce a US$260 million award against a state entity of “strategic importance”, GAR has learned.

09 May 2022

Ukraine fails to dislodge Alexandrov over ties to expert firm

Ukraine has failed to disqualify Stanimir Alexandrov from an ICSID tribunal based on his “incomplete and piecemeal” disclosure, including about his relationship with expert witness firm Compass Lexecon.

19 April 2022

Ukrainian petrol companies seek to enforce against Russia

Petrol companies linked to Ukrainian businessman Igor Kolomoisky have asked a US court to enforce a previously confidential investment treaty award that held Russia liable for the seizure of their assets in Crimea by paramilitary forces eight years ago.

11 April 2022

“Freezing and seizing”: can Russia be made to pay?

An event at Paris Arbitration Week hosted by Queritius considered the potential for investors affected by the invasion of Ukraine to bring treaty claims against Russia – and how awards might be enforced.

04 April 2022

Resigning from Russian work: principled stand or public shaming?

A panel at Paris Arbitration Week considered the wave of counsel resignations from Russia-related work in the wake of the conflict in Ukraine, questioning whether those lawyers withdrawing are really taking a principled stand or have other motives.

29 March 2022

Quinn Emanuel advising Ukraine on human rights claim against Russia

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is advising Ukraine on a European Court of Human Rights claim against Russia over its “unprovoked, unjustified and unlawful acts of aggression”.

22 March 2022

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