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      UK court enforced Tatneft’s award despite illegality defense
      Jan26

      UK court enforced Tatneft’s award despite illegality defense

      Ukraine has failed to overturn the enforcement of the investment treaty award won by Tatneft despite a finding by the Commercial Court in London (the „Court”) that a significant portion of the damages awarded related to an illegal purchase of shares. The Court found that under Ukrainian corporate law Tatneft illegally obtained the investments,...

      Crimean Legal Saga Continues: Investor Clamors for a Bigger Piece of the Pie
      Dec14

      Crimean Legal Saga Continues: Investor Clamors for a Bigger Piece of the Pie

      It comes as no surprise that winning a case does not always imply that a party will automatically get paid, which is a recurring challenge in the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) context. On November 10, the Supreme Court of Ukraine dismissed a case filed by IKB-Invest seeking to hamper enforcement of an arbitral award in […] …read...

      PJSC Tatneft v Bogolyubov and Legal Professional Privilege in English Law
      Nov19

      PJSC Tatneft v Bogolyubov and Legal Professional Privilege in English Law

      In the recent case of PJSC Tatneft v Bogolyubov & Ors [2020] EWHC 2437 (Comm) the English Commercial Court held that legal advice privilege applies to communications between clients and their in-house lawyers in foreign jurisdictions regardless of the status of the lawyer in that jurisdiction. The dispute arose out of a Ukrainian oil...

      The VII International Arbitration Readings in Memory of Academician Igor Pobirchenko
      Oct28

      The VII International Arbitration Readings in Memory of Academician Igor Pobirchenko

      The VII International Arbitration Readings in Memory of Academician Igor Pobirchenko will take place on 17 November 2020 from 11 AM to 2 PM in a hybrid format. This year Readings are dedicated to the open dialogue of public authorities, business and the legal community on the development of international arbitration in Ukraine: Arbitration for...

       Applicability of the Estoppel Principle by Ukrainian Courts
      Oct15

       Applicability of the Estoppel Principle by Ukrainian Courts

      In 2020 Ukrainian civil and commercial courts, especially the Supreme Court considerably increased invoking and applying the principle of estoppel to protect legitimate expectations and prevent procedural abuse. This is remarkable because Ukrainian law does not expressly regulate this principle. Estoppel is a legal concept that prevents someone...

      Tatneft v Ukraine: U.S. District Court explains impartiality and public policy
      Aug31

      Tatneft v Ukraine: U.S. District Court explains impartiality and public policy

      By a decision handed down on 24 August 2020 in PAO Tatneft v Ukraine, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia rejected an application by Ukraine to set aside an award enforcement order. Tatneft, the fifth largest oil company in Russia, brought the action to enforce a UNCITRAL arbitral award entered against […] …read...

      Attend the English Law and Arbitration Conference in Baku
      Sep05

      Attend the English Law and Arbitration Conference in Baku

      Leading English lawyers, Pinsent Masons LLP (solicitors), Lamb Chambers (barristers), Smith & Williamson (forensic accountants) and CSI Group (investigators) are organising an international conference on International Arbitration and English Law. The Conference will take place on 1 October 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. It will cover important...

      Internships with CIS Arbitration Forum
      Sep05

      Internships with CIS Arbitration Forum

      CIS Arbitration Forum is looking for part-time interns to help with preparing materials offering cutting-edge insights into developments in international arbitration and cross-border dispute resolution. Interns will work (usually remotely) in close cooperation with editors in London and Moscow to produce posts for the Forum, do legal research as...

      Лицо арбитража на Санкт-Петербургском форуме 2019
      Sep05

      Лицо арбитража на Санкт-Петербургском форуме 2019

      Одной из секций Санкт-Петербургского международного юридического форума закономерно стала секция по вопросам арбитража. “Лицо арбитража – его арбитры: факторы, влияющие на выбор арбитра», так звучно назвали эту секцию ее организаторы – Российский арбитражный центр при Российском институте современного арбитража. Из всех площадок, что...

      Lehmann timber case revisited: pirates, maritime lien, and legal costs
      Sep05

      Lehmann timber case revisited: pirates, maritime lien, and legal costs

      Finnish courts recently examined a case which has a bearing to English, Russian maritime and other laws. According to my information, the case has been known to Russian marine insurance circles for years. The outcome of the case now depends essentially on the Finnish courts. The parties provided jurisdiction to them to determine whether the […]...

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