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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the withdrawal of its local counsel – as GAR confirms the law firm defending the state in the arbitration has also withdrawn.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
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
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
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
European arbitration boutique Queritius has moved to capitalise on the expected wave of cases that will arise out of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by opening an office in Kyiv, led by former Redcliffe Partners disputes head Sergiy Gryshko.
23 May 2022
Finland’s state-owned gas company has said it is bringing an arbitration against Gazprom’s export arm – the first reported case arising from Russia’s demand that gas supplies be paid for in roubles.
18 May 2022
Two Russian state-owned banks have said they will pursue international arbitration against Ukraine after its parliament approved measures allowing for the seizure of their assets.
12 May 2022
Squire Patton Boggs partners Michelle Bock, Max Rockall, Stephen Anway and George von Mehren consider the options available to European importers of Russian gas in the wake of President Putin’s decree that supplies should be paid for in Russian roubles.
11 May 2022
As London International Disputes Week kicked off today, a panel considered the impact of the war in Ukraine on international arbitration – including how to manage apparent bias, logistical issues and whether London can remain a hub for disputes in the region.
09 May 2022
US President Joe Biden’s proposals to make it easier to sell off assets of Russian oligarchs in response to the war in Ukraine could lead to investment arbitrations against the United States, but practitioners are doubtful that such claims would succeed.
29 April 2022
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