Tag: LCIA

The Current and Future State of Arbitral Institutions: From Competition to Cooperation?

The Current and Future State of Arbitral Institutions: From Competition to Cooperation?

On 15 May 2019, at the Saint-Petersburg International Legal Forum, a multinational panel of experts from various arbitral institutions and state courts presented their views on future developments in arbitration proceedings. Representatives of distinguished arbitral institutions advocated for the type of cooperation that facilitates creating unified standards for arbitration proceedings, making a strong pool of […]

SCM Financial Overseas v. Raga Establishment: the Arbitration Fairness Test
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SCM Financial Overseas v. Raga Establishment: the Arbitration Fairness Test

On 3 May 2018, the English High Court of Justice heard a challenge to the arbitral award rendered by an LCIA tribunal on 26 June 2017. The challenge was based on a serious irregularity in the principle of fair conduct of arbitral proceedings embodied in sections 68 and 33 of the English Arbitration Act 1996. More specifically, […]

Conference overview: International Arbitration in the Spotlight: from Tokyo to New York
By 30 March, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Conference overview: International Arbitration in the Spotlight: from Tokyo to New York

On 20 March 2017 Moscow hosted International Arbitration in the Spotlight: from Tokyo to New York, a conference organized by the LF Academy and Arbitration Centre at the Autonomous Non-profit Organisation ”Institute of Modern Arbitration” (Russia). CIS Arbitration Forum was its media partner. The first part of the event was devoted to the most recent […]

Обзор конференции «Международный арбитраж в центре внимания: от Токио до Нью-Йорка»
By 22 March, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Обзор конференции «Международный арбитраж в центре внимания: от Токио до Нью-Йорка»

20 марта 2017 г. в Москве прошла конференция «Международный арбитраж в центре внимания: от Токио до Нью-Йорка», организованная LF Академией и Арбитражным центром при АНО «Институт современного арбитража».  CIS Arbitration Forum выступил одним из ее информационных партнеров. Конференция была очень познавательной как для новичков, так и для тех, кто имеет большой опыт в сфере арбитража. […]

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Every Third LCIA Case Involves a CIS-related Party

Every Third LCIA Case Involves a CIS-related Party

CIS Arbitration Forum continues its series of interviews with representatives of major international arbitration institutions involved in disputes related to Russia and the CIS region. The series proceeds with an interview with Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, Director General of London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). Dmitry Davydenko: Do you see any trends in the LCIA arbitration workload related to the CIS region? […]

Appellate Court Restores “Lender’s Option to Litigate” Clause
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Appellate Court Restores “Lender’s Option to Litigate” Clause

On 12 March 2015 a Russian appellate court overruled the lower court’s decision invalidating the “lender’s option” part of a complex dispute resolution clause and referring parties to arbitration. As discussed earlier on the CIS Arbitration Forum, the lender’s option clause empowers only one of the parties to the facility agreement to institute proceedings before any competent state court in spite of the […]

Russian Court (Yet Again) Finds an Optional Dispute Resolution Clause Partially Void
By 23 December, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Russian Court (Yet Again) Finds an Optional Dispute Resolution Clause Partially Void

In a decision rendered on 27 November 2014 the Rostov Region Commercial Court voided an optional dispute resolution clause (“lender’s option”) in a facility agreement. The said provision empowered only one of the parties to institute proceedings before any competent state courts despite the arbitration clause and an alternative provision providing for the exclusive jurisdiction of English courts. […]

Notice of Arbitration to the Parent Company: Proper or Not?
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Notice of Arbitration to the Parent Company: Proper or Not?

In a recent decision the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation found that a notice of arbitration proceedings to the parent company’s general counsel was proper in the context of the facts of the case. The decision has also raised discussions about other related issues: first, in which cases could such notice be improper and […]

Supreme Commercial Court to Address Guerilla Tactics and Notice

Supreme Commercial Court to Address Guerilla Tactics and Notice

Earlier this year we covered a case, where the Russian courts refused to enforce an award citing lack of proper notice to the respondent. The courts agreed with the respondent that a person purporting to act on respondent’s behalf lacked the power to do so. The story was not over though as this week a […]

Survey of the CIS Legal Services Market in International Arbitration

Survey of the CIS Legal Services Market in International Arbitration

Legal Insight magazine has published a Survey of the CIS legal services market in International Arbitration prepared jointly with the Russian Arbitration Association and CIS Arbitration Forum. The authors of the survey have indicated the main trends connected with the CIS arbitration market, in particular, the rapidly growing amount of CIS-related disputes and the connection of a […]

A Stranger in an Arbitration – Why Proper Notice and Powers are Important
By 26 December, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

A Stranger in an Arbitration – Why Proper Notice and Powers are Important

During the last session of this December’s ICC conference in Moscow panelists discussed “guerrilla tactics” in arbitration. Means to avoid being served with a proper notice and sending an unauthorised agent to represent a party to arbitration featured prominently among the guerrilla techniques. A recent decision of the Federal Commercial Court for the Povolz’e Circuit […]

Armenia Prevails in an Investment Arbitration

Armenia Prevails in an Investment Arbitration

It is reported that in TS Investment Corp v. Republic of Armenia, LCIA tribunal found in favor of the Respondent rejecting investor’s claims. TS Investment Corp asserted claims based on breach of a contract between the parties as well as US-Armenia BIT. The arbitration centered around TS’s investment into a tire plant in Yerevan, Armenia, […]

LCIA Symposium on International Commercial Arbitration in Moscow

LCIA Symposium on International Commercial Arbitration in Moscow

LCIA will be hosting a symposium on International Commercial Arbitration on 26 to 27 May 2011 in Moscow. International arbitration practitioners will give brief presentations on some of the most important problems, critical to establishing and maintaining an arbitration-friendly environment, in which the international business community may have confidence. The symposium participants include: Professor Boris […]

Religion and Arbitrators under English Law

Religion and Arbitrators under English Law

Many Russian and CIS businessmen incorporate clauses in commercial contracts providing for LCIA arbitration in London. Often such contracts also include requirements for nationality and other qualifications of arbitrators of their choice. But how far is it possible to go under English law in specifying their requirements? The UK Supreme Court ruling in Hashwani v […]

Conference in London: Arbitrating CIS Disputes through the LCIA
By 24 February, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Conference in London: Arbitrating CIS Disputes through the LCIA

The LCIA in conjunction with the British-Russian Law Association is organizing a conference on practical issues of CIS dispute resolution in London. On 17 March 2011, the participants will discuss commencing and progressing LCIA proceedings, multiparty arbitrations, as well as on issues of costs and enforcement. Keynote participants include: James Clanchy (Registrar and Deputy Director […]

Russian Arbitration Users in Europe: Growth and Misunderstandings
By 20 January, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Russian Arbitration Users in Europe: Growth and Misunderstandings

Until very recently, the word “arbitration” was unfamiliar to many lawyers in Russia. The word still carries two meanings there: one referring to the system of Russian state commercial courts and the other, the more generally-recognized contract-based private dispute resolution procedure. Although many in Russia understand the western concept of “international arbitration” in general terms, a number […]