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No Treaty but Reciprocity: Dutch State Court Decision recognized in Russia

The Moscow Arbitrazh Court recognised a Dutch court decision based on the principle of reciprocity, although no treaty on recognition and enforcement of state-court judgements is in place between the Netherlands and Russia (Moscow Arbitrazh Court, Judgement of 19.06.2019, A40-68312/2018). Background to the case Stichting Administratiekantoor Nems trust foundation (Netherlands) obtained a judgement against a […]

Russian Cassation Court of North-Western Region orders first instance court to undertake a révision au fond

Just a few days ago, we published a post with an optimistic outlook on Russian court practice in respect of recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Russia. I called this the light at the end of the tunnel out of Russian court’s rather hostile attitude towards arbitration. Now the Arbitrage Court of the […]

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 […]

Révision au fond: Anerkennung und Vollstreckung ausländischer Schiedssprüche in Russland

Die Frage der Anerkennung und Vollstreckbarerklärung ausländischer Schiedssprüche im Rechtsverkehr mit Russland ist von erheblicher Bedeutung. Die Durchsetzung von Schiedssprüchen entscheidet im Streitfall darüber, ob eine obsiegende Entscheidung auch wirtschaftlich mit einer Befriedigung des Gläubigers endet. Russische Gerichte sind in der Vergangenheit immer wieder mit überraschenden Entscheidungen im Bereich der Anerkennung und Vollstreckbarerklärung ausländischer Schiedssprüche […]

Russia: New law protects sanctioned citizens from foreign proceedings

In June 2020, the federal law No. 171-FZ came into force. The main rational of this law is to grant exclusive jurisdiction to the Russian state commercial courts (arbitrazh courts) over disputes involving a Russian party (or its foreign subsidiary) who has been sanctioned by a foreign state regardless of existing arbitration or jurisdiction agreement. […]

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