Topic: Russia-Ukraine conflict

Queritius launches office in war-torn Ukraine

European arbitration boutique Queritius has moved to capitalise on the expected wave of cases that will arise out of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by opening an office in Kyiv, led by former Redcliffe Partners disputes head Sergiy Gryshko.

23 May 2022

Gazprom faces first arbitration over roubles demand

Finland’s state-owned gas company has said it is bringing an arbitration against Gazprom’s export arm – the first reported case arising from Russia’s demand that gas supplies be paid for in roubles.

18 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

Gas payment issues in Europe: what are the next steps?

Squire Patton Boggs partners Michelle Bock, Max Rockall, Stephen Anway and George von Mehren consider the options available to European importers of Russian gas in the wake of President Putin’s decree that supplies should be paid for in Russian roubles.

11 May 2022

“All you need is a laptop” – arbitrating during wartime

As London International Disputes Week kicked off today, a panel considered the impact of the war in Ukraine on international arbitration – including how to manage apparent bias, logistical issues and whether London can remain a hub for disputes in the region.

09 May 2022

Will US face treaty claims over oligarch measures?

US President Joe Biden’s proposals to make it easier to sell off assets of Russian oligarchs in response to the war in Ukraine could lead to investment arbitrations against the United States, but practitioners are doubtful that such claims would succeed.

29 April 2022

Arbitrations likely after Gazprom halts supplies

Practitioners have weighed in on Gazprom’s “extraordinary” decision to halt gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria and how it may fare in the arbitrations that are likely to ensue.

27 April 2022

Libyan authority shakes off French attachments

A French court has lifted attachments on assets of the Libyan Investment Authority worth several hundred million euros – following a European Court of Justice ruling that practitioners say is also likely to complicate enforcement against Russian assets.

20 April 2022

US stay on Yukos awards lifted after six years

A US court has ruled that proceedings to enforce the US$57 billion Yukos awards against Russia should resume after a six-year stay, citing concerns that targeting the state’s assets may become more difficult following the war in Ukraine.

14 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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