New Book: The Law and Practice of International Arbitration in the CIS Region

International Arbitration in the CIS Region

International Arbitration in the CIS Region

CIS Arbitration Forum authors and other experts from the region teamed up to produce the first comprehensive overview of commercial arbitration in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region.

The Law and Practice of International Arbitration in the CIS Region edited by Kaj Hober and Yarik Kryvoi provides a country-by-country analysis of regulation and practice of international arbitration in ten CIS jurisdictions.

CIS Arbitration Forum authors Dmitry Davydenko, Olena PerepelynskaAliaksandr Danilevich co-authored the chapters on Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

This book examines notable developments in the use of arbitration mechanisms contained in bilateral and multilateral investment treaties affecting the region.
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What’s in this book?

In addition to a detailed discussion of the particular features of arbitral practice in each jurisdiction, contributions cover the following issues and topics:

  • arbitrability and arbitral procedure;
  • adherence to the ICSID, New York, and key regional conventions relevant to arbitration, often not widely known in the West;
  • recognition and enforcement of commercial and investor-state arbitration awards;
  • implementation of the UNCITRAL Model Law and other instruments affecting arbitral practice and procedure;
  • statistics from key arbitration institutions;
  • relevant regulations, cases, as well as applicable bilateral investment treaties;
  • law and practice related to investor-state arbitration; and
  • of the Court of the Eurasian Economic Union;

An informative introductory chapter discusses the historical and current trends affecting arbitration practice among the CIS countries, including the role of regional conventions relatively unknown in the West.

How this will help you?

As a comprehensive overview of international arbitration in this burgeoning region, this book has no peers. It provides not only a detailed analysis of the law but also insight from local practitioners into the culture of arbitration and how the law is applied.
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This book serves as a handbook for lawyers, arbitrators, and academics concerned with alternative dispute resolution, as well as for arbitration institutions, companies, states, and individuals, to understand the broad legal framework involved in arbitration in this CIS region.
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The book can be ordered at Wolters Kluwer.

About the Author:

Professor Yarik Kryvoi, is the founder and co-editor of the CIS Arbitration Forum. He is the Senior Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL). He holds law degrees from Harvard, Moscow and St Petersburg. Before moving to academia, he practiced law with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Baker & McKenzie in England, the United States and Russia. See full profile at

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