Topic: Russia-Ukraine conflict

Arbitrations likely after Gazprom halts supplies

Practitioners have weighed in on Gazprom’s “extraordinary” decision to halt gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria and how it may fare in the arbitrations that are likely to ensue.

27 April 2022

Libyan authority shakes off French attachments

A French court has lifted attachments on assets of the Libyan Investment Authority worth several hundred million euros – following a European Court of Justice ruling that practitioners say is also likely to complicate enforcement against Russian assets.

20 April 2022

US stay on Yukos awards lifted after six years

A US court has ruled that proceedings to enforce the US$57 billion Yukos awards against Russia should resume after a six-year stay, citing concerns that targeting the state’s assets may become more difficult following the war in Ukraine.

14 April 2022

Ukrainian petrol companies seek to enforce against Russia

Petrol companies linked to Ukrainian businessman Igor Kolomoisky have asked a US court to enforce a previously confidential investment treaty award that held Russia liable for the seizure of their assets in Crimea by paramilitary forces eight years ago.

11 April 2022

Nord Stream 2 case stopped in its tracks by sanctions

The tribunal hearing a Gazprom subsidiary’s US$8 billion Energy Charter Treaty claim against the European Union has agreed to suspend the case after the Russian state-owned company said it was unable to proceed due to sanctions.

04 April 2022

“Freezing and seizing”: can Russia be made to pay?

An event at Paris Arbitration Week hosted by Queritius considered the potential for investors affected by the invasion of Ukraine to bring treaty claims against Russia – and how awards might be enforced.

04 April 2022

Jones voices concern over “de-lawyering” of Russian parties

GAR Live Construction today heard Australian arbitrator Doug Jones AO express concern about the “de-lawyering” of Russian parties and what it means for the rule of law – with speakers also calling for the strengthening of human rights protections in construction projects.

31 March 2022

Resigning from Russian work: principled stand or public shaming?

A panel at Paris Arbitration Week considered the wave of counsel resignations from Russia-related work in the wake of the conflict in Ukraine, questioning whether those lawyers withdrawing are really taking a principled stand or have other motives.

29 March 2022

“Even pariahs have rights”: law firm can't drop sanctioned Russian client

A judge in the British Virgin Islands has refused to allow Ogier to cease acting for a Russian state-owned bank in a pending litigation despite the offshore firm’s concerns about reputational damage and the impact of sanctions.

25 March 2022

Nord Stream 2: sanctions against Russia and the potential for arbitration

Tomas Vail of Vail Dispute Resolution considers the potential investor-state arbitrations that may arise from the wave of sanctions imposed on Russia as well as its effects on commercial arbitrations.

23 March 2022

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