Sergey Lysov speaks at an RAA webinar

On 19 January, KK&P Trial Lawyers Senior Associate Sergey Lysov took part in a webinar entitled The Impact of Sanctions on Commercial Arbitration. The webinar was held online and in English.

One of the topics of discussion were the consequences of the Supreme Court’s ruling in JSC “Uraltransmash” (a Russian company) vs Pesa (a Polish company) (Case No. A60-36897/2020), which established the position that Russian courts have exclusive jurisdiction in disputes involving Russian entities subject to sanctions.

Speaking on “Amicus curiae in the Uraltransmash case”, Sergey addressed the following issues:

– the history of the RAA Amicus Curiae working group;

– anti-suit injunctions in Russian laws;

– the approach taken by the Supreme Court in Uraltransmash vs Pesa; and

– the implications of the case for case law;

The other participants were Konstantin Kroll (Dentons) and Vladimir Melnikov (Linklaters).

You can watch the webinar at

The webinar was organised by the Russian Arbitration Association, the aims of which are: cooperation in the development of arbitration in the Russian Federation and the CIS countries; promotion of Russia as a venue for arbitration; promotion of Russian arbitrators at national and international levels; as well as promotion of foreign arbitrators interested in arbitral proceedings directly or indirectly related to Russia or other CIS countries.