Category: Arbitration

Russian courts become Arbitration friendly: SCAI Award enforced with encouraging reasoning

The jurisprudence of Russian courts on recognition and enforceability of foreign arbitral awards in 2020 is still not homogeneous and the risk of surprising decisions remains. However, the number of decisions in which recognition and enfocement are refused on the grounds of ordre public violations is declining. One of the reasons for this positive development is the […]

Russia: Courts Uphold ICC Arbitration Clause

Arbitrazh Court of Moscow seizes opportunity to apply arbitration-friendly approach to an ICC-arbitration clause Background of the case (Case No. А40-156056/2019) Codest Engineering S.R.L. (Codest) is an Italian construction company with substantial operations in Russia. It played a part in the construction of the VTB-Arena-Central Stadium “Dinamo” in Moscow. In 2016, Codest as a primary […]

Whether a shipper can be dragged into arbitration by another shipper on the same vessel

OLG Hamburg (6th Civil Senate), Order of 12 August 2019 - 6 Sch 2/19

The Higher Regional Court of Hamburg (OLG Hamburg) ruled whether a shipper is a “protected party” under the arbitration agreement concluded between the carrier and another shipper. Other than in the order of the same court of 23 May 2019 (6 Sch 1/19 – see here: https://kdb.legal/en/a-third-party-may-rely-on-an-arbitration-clause-contained-in-a-contract-with-protective-effect-for-that-third-party/ the OLG ruled that the packaging obligations in […]

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