Arbitration in CIS Countries
Edited by: Association for International Arbitration
The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is a loose association of States whose participating countries are former Soviet republics. Although the CIS has few supranational powers, it is aimed at being more than a purely symbolic organization, nominally possessing coordinating powers in the realm of trade, finance, lawmaking, and security. Some of the members of the CIS have established the Eurasian Economic Community with the aim of creating a full-fledged common market. This book analyzes and discusses the current trend of arbitral practice in CIS countries and deals in detail with various facets which promote and inhibit arbitration. The text has been authored by highly proficient arbitration professionals who address the intricacies associated with arbitration practice in CIS countries. It considers the general policy of CIS countries towards arbitration by providing recommendations to non-CIS parties choosing arbitration in CIS countries and paying special attention to the general policy towards arbitration in Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. Further, the book focuses on specific issues in arbitration in CIS countries, namely arbitrability of corporate and real estate disputes, bribery, and arbitration in Russia; interim measures at the stage of recognition and enforcement of international arbitral awards in Ukraine; and recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards annulled in the forum state (with reference to Russia). Finally, it elaborates on sector-specific arbitration, namely investment disputes at the SCC involving parties from CIS countries, arbitration in the energy sector involving parties from CIS countries, and CIS experience in the WTO dispute settlement. It will be regarded as a unique guide to arbitration in CIS countries and is a real must for everyone working with CIS countries.
Publication Date: 12/1/2012