Topic: Russia-Ukraine conflict

Energy disputes and war in Ukraine

A virtual panel hosted by Squire Patton Boggs considered potential energy disputes arising from the war in Ukraine. Olha Martynevych and Kateryna Shokalo, Ukrainian lawyers in the firm’s New York office, report.

24 January 2023

Gazprom faces second German gas supply claim

RWE has reportedly launched arbitration against Gazprom over halted gas supplies – a week after another German energy company Uniper brought a multibillion-euro claim against the Russian state entity.

05 December 2022

CAS hears Russian and Ukrainian football claims

Two panels at the Court of Arbitration for Sport have begun hearing claims brought by Russian and Ukrainian football clubs over FIFA’s decision to allow their foreign players to leave due to the ongoing war between the countries.

05 December 2022

Gazprom sheds light on dispute with Finnish gas buyer

Gazprom has provided more details about an award issued in an arbitration with a Finnish state-owned gas importer, saying the tribunal ruled the Russian company is owed over €300 million and was entitled to cut off supplies owing to force majeure.

17 November 2022

UN backs call for war claims mechanism against Russia

The United Nations General Assembly has recognised the need for an international mechanism to seek reparations from Russia for its war in Ukraine, while recommending the creation of a register of damage to substantiate future claims.

15 November 2022

Clifford Chance hires Ukrainian lawyer in Frankfurt

Ukrainian disputes lawyer Olga Hamama, co-founder of an NGO that helps refugees from Russia's war in Ukraine, is joining Clifford Chance's Frankfurt office as special counsel.

14 November 2022

Will Exxon bring a claim against Russia?

ExxonMobil says it is reserving its right to pursue arbitration against Russia over the “expropriation” of its interest in a multibillion-dollar oil and gas project.

02 November 2022

UK eases legal fee rules for sanctioned Russians

UK financial sanctions agency OFSI has simplified the process for lawyers accepting payments from clients on Russian and Belarusian sanctions lists.

01 November 2022

White & Case withdraws as counsel to Belarus in ICSID case

Months after White & Case announced it would cease acting for Russian and Belarusian state clients in response to the invasion of Ukraine, the law firm has withdrawn as counsel to Belarus in one ICSID case but remains on the record in another.

24 October 2022

LCIA gets exemption from Russia and Belarus sanctions

The London Court of International Arbitration has been granted a general licence allowing it to process payments from parties subject to the UK’s recent financial sanctions against Russia and Belarus to cover their arbitration costs.

17 October 2022

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