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Russian investors turning more frequently to investment arbitration

Published on: 24 November 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
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Article summary

Arbitration analysis: Elena Burova at the CIS Arbitration Forum highlights recent investor state disputes commenced by Russia-related investors in 2016. In 2016, the Russian Federation has most commonly appeared as a state party to investor state disputes, facing numerous arbitration claims brought in relation to Crimea events. However, quite recently Russia has also become more involved as home state, with Russian investors becoming more active in investor-state disputes. Some proceedings remain at the stage where an investor has notified the host state of its contentions and triggered the cooling-off period established in the relevant treaty, while some others have already moved to the stage when arbitral proceedings are initiated. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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