Russia’s Supreme Court Demonstrates a Pro-Arbitration Approach

Russia’s Supreme Court demonstrates a pro-arbitration approach

DLA Piper provide an update of the review of Russian court practice relating to international and domestic arbitration, and the enforcement and recognition of awards, issued by the Russian Supreme Court on 26 December 2018. The Review covers a number of interesting points on arbitration and it is notable that the Supreme Court deals with all of them from the standpoint of party autonomy i.e. the basic right of commercial parties to agree on arbitration as an alternative to state courts. Reviews issued by the Russian Supreme Court are designed to serve as the guidelines for the state courts on potentially controversial areas of court practice. They also usually set out the legal test or reasoning to be adopted by the lower courts and legal practitioners on specific legal issues.

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About Phillip Rompotis

Phillip practices as a barrister and arbitrator in Hong Kong. He has over 25 years’ litigation and arbitration experience in commercial disputes relating to construction & engineering, financial services, joint venture & shareholders agreements, technology, trusts, property and landlord & tenant. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of various lists/panels of arbitrators.

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