Work Area: State-to-state

Azerbaijan launches landmark biodiversity case against Armenia

Azerbaijan has started the first known inter-state arbitration under the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats, accusing Armenia of destroying the environment and biodiversity during nearly 30 years of "illegal occupation" of its territories.

19 January 2023

Ukraine pushes for war claims commission

Ukraine is petitioning the United Nations to create a commission to resolve claims against Russia for financial damages arising out of the war – amid speculation that some US$300 billion in frozen Russian central bank assets could be targeted for enforcement.

10 October 2022

Ukraine’s claim against Russia over detained vessels clears hurdle

UPDATED: A United Nations tribunal says it will hear Ukraine’s claim against Russia over three Ukrainian naval vessels and their servicemen that were detained in waters adjacent to Crimea four years ago.

30 June 2022

Naftogaz signals new claim against Gazprom over transit fees

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

Polish utility brings fresh claim against Gazprom

Polish state gas company PGNiG says it has launched a fresh arbitration against Gazprom concerning interest on overpayments for gas supplied over a six-year period.

19 May 2022

Gazprom faces first arbitration over roubles demand

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

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

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

Pellet and Curtis cease counsel work for Russia

Leading public international lawyer Alain Pellet and Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle have withdrawn from Russia’s counsel team in a set of state-to-state disputes with Ukraine.

01 March 2022

Ukraine instructs Covington for ICJ claim against Russia

Ukraine has retained Covington & Burling as it launches a new claim at the International Court of Justice accusing Russia of using false claims of “genocide” to justify its invasion of the country.

28 February 2022

Unlock unlimited access to all Global Arbitration Review content