Region: Ukraine

Philip Morris prepares to file Ukraine claim

US cigarette company Philip Morris is set to file an ICSID claim against Ukraine over a €44 million fine imposed for allegedly conspiring to monopolise the country’s cigarette market.

09 December 2020

Ukraine faces multibillion claim over blocked aerospace deal

Chinese investors have made good on their threat to file a US$3.5 billion treaty claim against Ukraine over the blocked takeover of an aerospace company at the centre of a US-China diplomatic power struggle.

07 December 2020


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03 December 2020

UK court enforces award against Ukraine despite “illegality”

Ukraine has failed to overturn the enforcement of a US$112 million investment treaty award won by Russian oil and gas producer Tatneft – despite a finding by the Commercial Court in London that the majority of the damages awarded related to an illegal purchase of shares.

24 November 2020

Crimea creditors jostle over Russian assets

An entity linked to Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky has failed in an unusual attempt to halt the enforcement of a US$1.1 billion award against Russia – as it races to collect on its own treaty award compensating it for expropriated assets in Crimea.

20 November 2020

Dutch judge disqualified from suit over Crimean treasures

A Dutch judge has been disqualified from hearing a lawsuit over the fate of Crimean gold artefacts for giving inaccurate information about his past work with a party's counsel in a Yukos-related matter.

10 November 2020

Ukrainian space agency loses satellite claim

A subsidiary of Ukraine’s State Space Agency has failed in a US$227 million claim against a Canadian contractor over a satellite launch project disrupted by the Russian annexation of Crimea and a scandal over missing funds.

01 October 2020

Ammonia pipeline award upheld in Ukraine

The Supreme Court of Ukraine has dismissed a Russian chemicals group’s challenge to an award won by the Ukrainian state-owned operator of the world’s longest ammonia pipeline in a US$190 million dispute over transit tariffs.

24 September 2020

Russian bank’s emergency award rebuffed in Ukraine

The Kiev Court of Appeal has refused to enforce an SCC emergency arbitrator award that restrained Ukraine from forcibly selling the assets of a Russian state-owned development bank.

17 September 2020

Ukrainian state entity reports win in arms dispute

A Ukrainian state-owned defence contractor says it has won almost US$9 million in an SCC claim against a US company whose management it accused of embezzling funds relating to a production line for projectile shells.

28 July 2020

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