Region: Ukraine

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

Ukraine pushes for war claims commission

Ukraine is petitioning the United Nations to create a commission to resolve claims against Russia for financial damages arising out of the war – amid speculation that some US$300 billion in frozen Russian central bank assets could be targeted for enforcement.

10 October 2022

Ukraine war will fuel energy disputes, hears GAR Live

A panel at GAR Live Energy Disputes in Edinburgh considered the increasingly volatile global energy market resulting from the war in Ukraine, including the resurgence of fossil fuel and potential investment treaty claims.

29 September 2022

Gazprom tells Naftogaz to drop ICC claim or risk sanctions

Gazprom has warned Ukraine’s Naftogaz that it must drop an ICC claim over gas transportation fees or risk sanctions that could result in the closure of a critical Russian pipeline supplying Europe.

28 September 2022

Naftogaz brings ICC claim against Gazprom

Ukraine’s state-owned oil and gas company Naftogaz says it has launched an ICC claim against Gazprom over its failure to pay for gas transportation following the Russian invasion of the country.

12 September 2022

Ukraine denies benefits of ECT to Russian investors

UPDATED: Ukraine has invoked the Energy Charter Treaty’s denial of benefits provision to refuse protection to Russian-owned investments, as the state is threatened with a potential claim over the seizure of assets belonging to a chain of petrol stations.

22 August 2022

Russia loses challenge over lack of “reputable” counsel

Russia has failed to disqualify a tribunal hearing a Crimea-related treaty claim that refused to grant a six-month stay after the state’s counsel resigned, despite its argument that no new “reputable or experienced” representatives were immediately available.

22 July 2022

Russian and Ukrainian football clubs take FIFA to CAS

Football clubs in Russia and Ukraine are united in anger at FIFA’s decision to allow their foreign players to suspend their contracts and leave in light of the war between the two countries, with teams from each filing claims at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

21 July 2022

Russia fails to quash jurisdictional awards in Crimea cases

UPDATED: A Dutch court has affirmed the jurisdiction of four UNCITRAL tribunals to hear Ukrainian investors’ treaty claims against Russia over assets in Crimea, including a US$10 billion claim by Naftogaz and others linked to oligarch Igor Kolomoisky.

19 July 2022

Belarus urged to free arbitrator detained over support for Ukraine

Belarusian authorities are facing calls to release arbitrator Aliaksandr Danilevich, who has been detained for the past two months after co-signing a statement calling for an end to Russia’s war in Ukraine.

15 July 2022

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