Region: Ukraine

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

Ukraine’s claim against Russia over detained vessels clears hurdle

UPDATED: A United Nations tribunal says it will hear Ukraine’s claim against Russia over three Ukrainian naval vessels and their servicemen that were detained in waters adjacent to Crimea four years ago.

30 June 2022

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

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