International Соmmercial Arbitration Review Renews with Its 10th Anniversary Issue

Int Arb ReviewThe International Commercial Arbitration Review (ICAR) celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2014.

It is the only Russian journal specialised exclusively on problems of international commercial and investment arbitration and mediation. The journal is the successor the International Commercial Arbitration journal, which has been published since 2004 and achieved a high reputation among Russian and foreign specialists.

The journal appears in Russian and English. Publication of the journal was interrupted in 2013 but renewed by the anniversary date.  The new issue of ICAR (1(8)2014) was presented to its audience on 16 October at the conference “Arbitration in Russia: New Solutions for Business” organised by Publishing House “Kommersant” and the Russian Arbitration Association.

Now the journal publisher is Tsifra Zakona with support of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and its International Commercial Arbitration Court and several law firms: Muranov, Chernyakov and Partners, White & Case, Debevoise & Plimpton. CIS Arbitration Forum is an information partner of the journal.

To date this is the only Russian periodical publication specialised on problems of international arbitration. The Editorial board includes leading Russian and foreign specialists in the field of international commercial arbitration.

“The mission of the journal remains unchanged” – notes member of the Editorial board Alexander Muranov – “to be a reliable source of interesting and useful information on international commercial and investment arbitration, a forum for discussion about its urgent problems, to promote the development of international arbitration as an important form of international commercial dispute resolution”.

“Trends in the development of the global economy show that international commercial arbitration not only remains, but becomes a more and more popular and demanded means of dispute resolution in the area of international commerce. In this connection publication of a journal focused on international arbitration issues in Russia is very important” – comments Alexei Zhiltsov, editor in chief of the Review.

Online Version

Now the journal will be more easily available for readers. It is possible to get information about the content of an issue, read the latest arbitration news and announcements about forthcoming events and to subscribe online – on the new website. Articles published in previous issues of the Review are available in the electronic library Nauka prava and can be easily downloaded to computers, tablets and other mobile devices. It is also possible to conduct full-text search of publications, buying only necessary materials.

In honour of the anniversary the journal provides its subscribers with free access to the electronic library, which contains more than 17 thousand digitised legal sources, including Russia’s largest online collection of documents and books on arbitration. All the details are on the website in the “subscription options” section.

Articles of leading Russian and foreign specialists on topical issues of international arbitration are of particular interest. Thus, Anton Asoskov analyses Russian approaches and foreign experience concerning the issue of the necessity to restrict arbitration clauses in so-called “adhesion contracts” (ie contracts with standard “take it or leave it” terms drafted by a party).

Oleg Sadikov covers certain aspects of post-arbitration powers of international commercial arbitral tribunals. Rimma Malinskaya and Darya Sakhno discuss the problem of confidentiality of the arbitration. Articles of Giuditta Cordero Moss, Nils Shmidt-Ahrendts and Alessandro Novi, Lauri Railas are published under the heading “Foreign Experience”.

The Review pays particular attention to new topics such as dealing with private international law and foreign law. It also reviews the case law of the leading Russian arbitral institutions – ICAC and MAC at the RF CCI. In addition, the journal contains selected materials and the most interesting judicial decisions and arbitral awards in English.

The editors aim to inform journal readers abroad about the most important and interesting events in the area of international arbitration in Russia. The journal will also publish Russian translations of the most prominent foreign judicial decisions and arbitral awards, articles of foreign specialists in the field of international commercial dispute resolution.

The journal invites prospective authors to submit their draft papers as specified (in Russian) here.

For more information or comments, please contact: Ekaterina Tkachenko, Muranov, Chernyakov & Partners, +7 929 511 1664; +7 495 783 7450;

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