Region: Ukraine

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

A Peace Palace hearing shaken by war

GAR has heard how a hearing in a US$10 billion case brought by Ukraine’s national oil and gas company against Russia became a “surreal” experience when war broke out during the proceedings in the Peace Palace in The Hague, as Ukrainian participants were forced to walk and hitchhike into a warzone to protect their families.

21 March 2022

ICJ orders Russia to suspend military operations in Ukraine

The International Court of Justice has ordered Russia to immediately suspend military operations against Ukraine while it considers allegations they are in breach of a convention against genocide – with the Russian and Chinese judges on the court dissenting.

16 March 2022

Moot organisers resist calls to exclude Russian teams

As the conflict in the east of Europe intensifies, organisers of international moot competitions have resisted calls to exclude Russian teams because of the invasion of Ukraine, generating angry debate on social media.

02 March 2022

Pellet and Curtis cease counsel work for Russia

Leading public international lawyer Alain Pellet and Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle have withdrawn from Russia’s counsel team in a set of state-to-state disputes with Ukraine.

01 March 2022

Ukraine instructs Covington for ICJ claim against Russia

Ukraine has retained Covington & Burling as it launches a new claim at the International Court of Justice accusing Russia of using false claims of “genocide” to justify its invasion of the country.

28 February 2022

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