Topic: Russia-Ukraine conflict

Quinn Emanuel advising Ukraine on human rights claim against Russia

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is advising Ukraine on a European Court of Human Rights claim against Russia over its “unprovoked, unjustified and unlawful acts of aggression”.

22 March 2022

A Peace Palace hearing shaken by war

GAR has heard how a hearing in a US$10 billion case brought by Ukraine’s national oil and gas company against Russia became a “surreal” experience when war broke out during the proceedings in the Peace Palace in The Hague, as Ukrainian participants were forced to walk and hitchhike into a warzone to protect their families.

21 March 2022

Herbert Smith Freehills withdraws from Nord Stream 2 case

After announcing it is ceasing all work associated with the Russian state, Herbert Smith Freehills has withdrawn as counsel to a Gazprom subsidiary in an US$8 billion Energy Charter Treaty claim against the European Union over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

18 March 2022

ICJ orders Russia to suspend military operations in Ukraine

The International Court of Justice has ordered Russia to immediately suspend military operations against Ukraine while it considers allegations they are in breach of a convention against genocide – with the Russian and Chinese judges on the court dissenting.

16 March 2022

Polish utility beats Gazprom set-aside bid

UPDATED: Gazprom has lost its Swedish court challenge to a gas price review award said to be worth US$1.5 billion in favour of Polish state utility PGNiG, as Orrick confirms it has ceased to act as counsel to the Russian state-owned company.

10 March 2022

US courts halt discovery against Ukraine

Two US district courts have agreed to suspend discovery proceedings brought by a Russian oil company seeking to collect on a US$173 million treaty award against Ukraine – after both sides requested a stay in light of Russia’s invasion of the country.

09 March 2022

Schellenberg to drop work for Russia

Swiss firm Schellenberg Wittmer has confirmed it will cease to act in cases for Russia and its state entities, following similar announcements by other counsel in the past week.

04 March 2022

CAS to hear Russian appeals against sports bans

Russian sports organisations are preparing appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over bans of their athletes and teams from international competitions due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

04 March 2022

Houthoff and Foley Hoag join exodus from Russia work

UPDATED: Houthoff and Foley Hoag are the latest firms to announce they are abandoning Russia as a client following its attack against Ukraine, as they withdraw from the Yukos dispute and a series of Crimea-related investment treaty cases.

03 March 2022

Mannheimer and Egorov close offices

Swedish firm Mannheimer Swartling has announced it is closing down its operations in Russia in response to the situation in Ukraine, while Russian firm Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners appears to have shuttered its London office.

03 March 2022

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