Soviet and intra-CIS BITs: an unexplored opportunity

On 25-26 May 2021, CIS Arbitration Forum conducted an online conference CIS-related Disputes: Treaties, Sanctions, Compliance and Enforcement. It brought together over 80 participants, including private practitioners, in-house lawyers and government officials.

This is a recording of the first panel of the conference, which examines the opportunities and challenges for international dispute resolution of Soviet and intra-CIS international investment agreements.


0:00:14 Chair: Prof Kaj Hobér, Uppsala University, Uppsala

0:06:54 CIS-related disputes under the Energy Charter Treaty – Yuriy Pochtovyk, Energy Charter Treaty Secretariat, Brussels

0:22:55 Application of Soviet BITs to former Soviet republics – Evgeniya Rubinina, Enyo Law, London

0:39:00 Definition of “investor” in Soviet BITs – Ekaterina Grivnova, Allen & Overy, Paris

The speakers’ bios and the full programme of the event are available here.

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