Topic: Russia-Ukraine conflict

Russian and Ukrainian football clubs take FIFA to CAS

Football clubs in Russia and Ukraine are united in anger at FIFA’s decision to allow their foreign players to suspend their contracts and leave in light of the war between the two countries, with teams from each filing claims at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

21 July 2022

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

CAS upholds Russian football bans

Russian football’s governing body and four clubs have lost appeals at the Court of Arbitration for Sport over their exclusion from international competitions including the forthcoming World Cup as a result of the war in Ukraine.

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

Ex-Ivanyan lawyer heads to Omnia

James Dingley has joined the partnership at Omnia Strategy, the London disputes boutique founded by Cherie Blair QC, following his departure from Ivanyan and Partners in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

16 June 2022

Russia will represent itself in Canadian Yukos action

Russia has said it intends to represent itself in a Canadian set-aside proceeding relating to a US$700 million Energy Charter Treaty dispute over the collapse of Yukos following the withdrawal of its local counsel – as GAR confirms the law firm defending the state in the arbitration has also withdrawn.

06 June 2022

Amirfar on ordering a disordered world

Debevoise & Plimpton partner Catherine Amirfar used a keynote address at GAR Live Vienna to defend international law’s role in "ordering a disordered world” – arguing that while it is no panacea as the war in Ukraine illustrates, we shouldn’t lose sight of its importance in maintaining peace and security.

01 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

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