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After the invasion of Crimea and Donbas in 2014, several countries imposed economic sanctions on the Russian Federation and on Russian companies. The sanctions have been tightened after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. An end to the sanctions and to a possible further tightening is not in sight. The sanctions had and continue to have a significant impact on international arbitration: a counsel may no longer be able to represent Russian parties, the appointment of arbitrators…

The Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration is pleased to announce the XII Moscow Pre-Moot for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. The Moscow Pre-Moot will take place online on 12-14 March 2021. The Pre-Moot will welcome 54 teams from Russia, UK, Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Turkey, India, Malaysia, Guatemala, China, Indonesia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and many others. On March 12 there will be a traditional online Moscow Pre-Moot Conference. The event…

On January, 11-16 the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration will hold the Academy on International Arbitration titled “Beyond the Imaginable Borders: Transformation of Arbitration”. The Academy will touch upon the most innovative topics and cover the transformation of the well-known concepts of arbitration in the technological era such as validity of arbitration agreements, choice of law, due process, confidentiality and its cyber risks, etc. Apart from theory, the participants will have an opportunity to get…

An award creditor, Dredging and Maritime Management SA (“DMM”) sought to recognize and enforce an ICC award issued on 15 September 2014 in a Geneva-seated arbitration.[1] In addition to arguments on violation of public policy due to enabling a material breach of the rights of other creditors[2] the Moscow Arbitrazh Court accepted the respondent’s argument that the ICC arbitration court lacked competence to resolve the dispute. The arbitration clause was as follows: “Any dispute that…