Olga Kokoz for Kluwer Arbitration Blog: New Exclusive Competence of Russian Courts in International Sanctions-Related Disputes: Is It as Bad as It Sounds?

KK&P Senior Associate Olga Kokoz reviews key features of Russia’s recently adopted draft law granting persons and companies affected by the sanctions against Russia a right to transfer their international disputes to Russia and analyses how the new law is going to influence Russia-related disputes. The full text of the article is available here: http://arbitrationblog.kluwerarbitration.com/2020/07/29/new-exclusive-competence-of-russian-courts-in-international-sanctions-related-disputes-is-it-as-bad-as-it-sounds/....
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Russian President signs law on exclusive jurisdiction of Russian commercial courts in disputes involving sanctioned Russian entities

  by Maxim Kulkov (managing partner), Olga Kokoz (senior associate), Anna Chepurnaya (paralegal), KK&P   On 8 June 2020, the Russian President signed a federal law that vests Russian commercial courts with exclusive jurisdiction over disputes involving sanctioned Russian entities. The law also allows commercial courts to issue anti-suit injunctions in relation to proceedings against sanctioned […]...
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Guidelines issued to HKIAC and VIAC on the arbitral administration of corporate disputes in Russia

  by Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Olga Kokoz (Senior Associate), KK&P   The Russian Council for the Improvement of Arbitral Procedure has issued clarifications regarding certain disputed issues of Russian arbitration law in response to a joint written request by HKIAC and VIAC, which was addressed to it in February 2020.   The Russian Council for […]...
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Global Restructuring Review published an article by KK&P on peculiarities of aircraft leasing and airline insolvency under Russian law

The authors – Nikolay Pokryshkin, KK&P partner and head of insolvency practice, Dmitry Vlasov, senior associate, and Anastasiya Shkvarova, associate, – consider specifics of aircraft leasing and airline insolvency in Russia (a case-study based on the Transaero bankruptcy case), the issues covered range from a characterisation and complex assessment of claims arising out of lease […]...
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General authority to conclude contract includes authority to sign arbitration agreement (Supreme Court of the Russian Federation)

  by Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Sergey Lysov (Senior Associate), KK&P   In Case No. А40-154780/2019, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation held that a representative’s general authority to conclude a contract is sufficient to include authority to sign an arbitration agreement.   The Russian Supreme Court has confirmed that general authority granted to […]...
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Russian arbitration institutions arrangements due to COVID-19

  by Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Olga Kokoz (Senior Associate), KK&P   Russian arbitration institutions have responded to the restrictive measures due to the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).   The 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is affecting arbitral institutions around the world and the Russian arbitral institutions have responded with amended regimes. The Russian […]...
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Olga Kokoz for Kluwer Arbitration Blog: Is There Room for Sanctions in Public Policy? Opposite Approaches in The Recent Case Law of the Ukrainian Supreme Court

KK&P Senior Associate Olga Kokoz analyses how, within the space of one month, the Ukrainian Supreme Court rendered contrasting judgments on whether or not sanctions may serve as a ground to deny enforcement of an international commercial arbitration award. The media pressure on the relevant judgements is taken into account. The full text of the […]...
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Russian Supreme Court denies enforcement of domestic award rendered under guise of foreign arbitration center

by Maxim Kulkov (Managing Partner), Anna Chepurnaya (Paralegal), KK&P   In case A27-5147/2019, the Russian Supreme Court refused enforcement of an arbitral award rendered as an ad hoc award and administered by a foreign institution because it found evidence that the arbitration was domestic and that the institution was purporting to be a foreign institution. […]...
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