Topic: Russia-Ukraine conflict

Ukraine warned of BIT claim over bank takeover

UPDATED WITH COUNSEL: A Luxembourg company linked to Russian-Israeli billionaire Mikhail Fridman says it has notified Ukraine of a potential investment treaty claim over the “illegal expropriation” of one of the country’s biggest banks – while accusing the state of aggravating the dispute by bringing criminal charges against the businessman.

08 September 2023

Russian institution says it is not target of US sanctions

CORRECTION: One of Russia’s longest-running arbitral institutions has said it is not affected by recent US sanctions imposed on a separate entity that shares the same name as its parent organisation.

24 August 2023

Rosneft prepares investment claim against Germany

A law firm advising Rosneft has confirmed the Russian state-controlled energy company is preparing an investment arbitration against Germany over the seizure of oil refinery assets.

17 August 2023

Russian chemicals group threatens claim against Poland

A sanctioned Russian chemicals group says it will pursue international arbitration after Polish authorities seized control of its stake in a local fertiliser producer.

14 July 2023

Finnish energy company threatens Russia with multibillion-euro claim

Finland’s majority state-owned energy company has threatened Russia with an investment treaty claim worth several billion euros after its operations in the country were seized under a presidential decree.

13 July 2023

Asters co-head to run Ukrainian damage register

The co-head of international arbitration at Kyiv firm Asters, Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi, has left the firm to oversee a register of damages caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

04 July 2023

Russia faces enforcement of US$5 billion award in DC

Ukrainian state oil and gas Naftogaz has asked a court in Washington, DC, to enforce its US$5 billion investment treaty award against Russia over assets seized during the annexation of Crimea – putting the award in the public domain.

23 June 2023

Artificial intelligence or stupidity: the future of arbitration?

An event at the Baltic Arbitration Days examined the potential use of artificial intelligence and automated decision-making in dispute resolution – asking whether it would herald a new era of digital arbitration or prove nothing more than a useful assistant.

22 June 2023

Airbus takes Russian state-owned entity to ICC

Airbus is pursuing an ICC claim against a Russian state-owned leasing company over aircraft supply contracts disrupted by international sanctions.

20 June 2023

DIS event considers disruption to global supply chains

The spring conference of the German Arbitration Institute (DIS) addressed disruption and change in global supply chains, including related to the covid-19 pandemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and inflation. Yashan Huang, associate at CMS Hasche Sigle in Hong Kong, reports.

16 June 2023

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