Arbitration—Russia—Q&A guide

The following Arbitration practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Arbitration—Russia—Q&A guide
  • 1. Is your jurisdiction a contracting state to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards? Since when has the Convention been in force? Were any declarations or notifications made under articles I, X and XI of the Convention? What other multilateral conventions relating to international commercial and investment arbitration is your country a party to?
  • 2. Do bilateral investment treaties exist with other countries?
  • 3. What are the primary domestic sources of law relating to domestic and foreign arbitral proceedings, and recognition and enforcement of awards?
  • 4. Is your domestic arbitration law based on the UNCITRAL Model Law? What are the major differences between your domestic arbitration law and the UNCITRAL Model Law?
  • 5. What are the mandatory domestic arbitration law provisions on procedure from which parties may not deviate?
  • 6. Is there any rule in your domestic arbitration law that provides the arbitral tribunal with guidance as to which substantive law to apply to the merits of the dispute?
  • 7. What are the most prominent arbitral institutions situated in your jurisdiction?
  • 8. Are there any types of disputes that are not arbitrable?
  • 9. What formal and other requirements exist for an arbitration agreement?
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Arbitration—Russia—Q&A guide

This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to arbitration in Russia published as part of the Lexology Getting the Deal Through series by Law Business Research (published: November 2020).

Authors: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP—Dmitry Ivanov; Grigory Marinichev; Jonathan H. Hines

1. Is your jurisdiction a contracting state to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards? Since when has the Convention been in force? Were any declarations or notifications made under articles I, X and XI of the Convention? What other multilateral conventions relating to international commercial and investment arbitration is your country a party to?

Russia is a contracting state to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the Convention) as a successor to the USSR (which joined on 22 November 1960). The USSR made a single declaration that in respect of the decisions rendered on the territories of non-contracting states the Convention would be applied on a reciprocal basis only.

Russia is also a party to a number of multilateral conventions on international commercial and investment arbitration, including:

  1. European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration of 1961 (ratified on 7 January 1964);

  2. Moscow Convention on the Settlement by Arbitration of Civil Law Disputes Resulting from Relations of Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation of 1972 (ratified on 20 April 1973);

  3. Kiev Convention on Settling Disputes

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