Topic: Russia-Ukraine conflict

Ukraine’s richest man brings treaty claim against Russia

Ukrainian billionaire Rinat Akhmetov has launched an investment treaty claim against Russia over the seizure of assets in Russian-occupied areas of eastern Ukraine.

11 April 2023

Russia liable over Crimean real estate

A group of Ukrainian companies have won damages in a treaty claim against Russia over the expropriation of Crimean real estate properties allegedly linked to businessman Igor Kolomoisky.

06 April 2023

Uniper withdraws ECT claim

Uniper has withdrawn its controversial Energy Charter Treaty claim against the Netherlands over climate change legislation as a condition of a €34.5 billion bailout from the German government.

21 March 2023

Ukraine can defend Russian bond claim in UK trial

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that Ukraine can defend its non-payment of a US$3 billion Eurobond debt to Russia at a full trial, but only on limited grounds of duress.

16 March 2023

Russian court rules against Siemens in rail dispute

A Russian court has ruled that a Siemens entity must fulfil a billion-euro contract for high-speed trains after disapplying an Austrian arbitration agreement – as another German multinational fails to lift a freeze on its Russian assets.

01 March 2023

Russian court restrains SCC case against Rosneft entity

A Russian court has ordered a Texas oil company to refrain from pursuing a Stockholm Chamber of Commerce arbitration against a Rosneft subsidiary or face a US$148 million penalty – as a final award in the dispute comes to light.

22 February 2023

French utility pursues Gazprom over supply shortage

French utility Engie says it is pursuing arbitration against Gazprom’s export arm, accusing the Russian state entity of gas delivery shortages following a payment dispute.

21 February 2023

Czech energy group brings ICC claim against Gazprom

CEZ, the majority state-owned Czech energy group, says it has launched a US$45 million ICC arbitration against Gazprom – the latest in a wave of claims over undelivered Russian gas supplies.

10 February 2023

Czech Republic threatens claim over exit from Soviet-era banks

The Czech Republic has threatened arbitration against two Moscow-led development banks created during the Soviet era, as the state looks to recover its investments after it withdrew its membership following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

06 February 2023

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

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