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Moscow Arbitrazh Court recognised and enforced Belgian state court decision.

With a judgement of 14.12.2020 (court case number A40-111764/20) the Arbitrazh Court of Moscow recognised and declared enforceable a decision of an Antwerp court. The Moscow Arbitrazh Court referred to Art. 15 para 4 of the Russian Constitution according to which the recognised principles and norms of international law are an integral part of the […]

German Supreme Court has its own „Enka v. Chubb“: How Germany and the UK determine the law governing the arbitration agreement

In most cases, the question which law applies to the arbitration agreement is rather academic, but in some rare cases, this question can decide about the validity of the arbitration clause or even the extension to non-signatories. After the UK Supreme Court decided on the famous „Enka v. Chubb“ matter, the German Supreme Court now […]

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 […]

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