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GAR Live Construction today heard Australian arbitrator Doug Jones AO express concern about the “de-lawyering” of Russian parties and what it means for the rule of law – with speakers also calling for the strengthening of human rights protections in construction projects.
31 March 2022
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
A judge in the British Virgin Islands has refused to allow Ogier to cease acting for a Russian state-owned bank in a pending litigation despite the offshore firm’s concerns about reputational damage and the impact of sanctions.
25 March 2022
Tomas Vail of Vail Dispute Resolution considers the potential investor-state arbitrations that may arise from the wave of sanctions imposed on Russia as well as its effects on commercial arbitrations.
23 March 2022
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
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
After announcing it is ceasing all work associated with the Russian state, Herbert Smith Freehills has withdrawn as counsel to a Gazprom subsidiary in an US$8 billion Energy Charter Treaty claim against the European Union over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
18 March 2022
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
UPDATED: Gazprom has lost its Swedish court challenge to a gas price review award said to be worth US$1.5 billion in favour of Polish state utility PGNiG, as Orrick confirms it has ceased to act as counsel to the Russian state-owned company.
10 March 2022
Two US district courts have agreed to suspend discovery proceedings brought by a Russian oil company seeking to collect on a US$173 million treaty award against Ukraine – after both sides requested a stay in light of Russia’s invasion of the country.
09 March 2022
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