By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Russian arbitrazh courts exclusive jurisdiction over disputes with designated parties

The Russian Arbitrazh Procedure Code (APC), was amended on 8 June 2020 – Federal Law No. 171-FZ. The amendment extends the exclusive jurisdiction of the Russian commercial “arbitrazh” to disputes involving sanctioned Russian parties. The amendment means (inter alia) that arbitration agreements with Russian sanctioned parties providing for an arbitral forum or seat of arbitration in a jurisdiction that has …


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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters &...

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