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McGill Journal of Dispute Resolution. Call for papers!

The McGill Journal of Dispute Resolution (MJDR) invites submissions of articles. The editorial board accepts submissions in both English and French. The next deadline is 15 February 2016. Please submit your articles or contact the editor if you have any questions at:

McGill Journal of Dispute Resolution MJDR McGill Journal of Dispute Resolution. Call for papers!


Ukrainian Billionaire Suing Russia Over Crimea Airport Contract

Hague arbitration court to consider case brought by oligarch Igor Kolomoisky against Russia -

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague has said it will consider a case against Russia by Ukrainian businessman and sometime politician Igor Kolomoisky who claims he was deprived of his right to operate a passenger terminal at a Crimean airport after Russia annexed the peninsula.


Misen Energy AB submits investment dispute notice to the Government of Ukraine

Misen Energy AB (publ) (“Misen”) has submitted an investment dispute notice to the Government of Ukraine under the Ukrainian Swedish Bilateral Investment Treaty (“BIT”).  Misen notified Ukraine that a dispute has arisen between it and Ukraine concerning Misen’s investment in Ukraine, and invited Ukraine to resolve the dispute by consultation and negotiation.


Energy Charter Treaty Arbitration against Ukrainian Government


Eastern Europe-focused junior energy firm JKX Oil & Gas announced Monday that it has launched arbitration proceedings against the Ukrainian government under the Energy Charter Treaty – a bilateral investment treaty between the UK and Ukraine. JKX is looking to recover more than $180 million in rental fees that its Ukrainian subsidiary has paid on production of oil and gas in Ukraine since 2011. JKX said it is seeking compensation for "losses it has suffered from Ukraine's treaty violations", including "Ukraine's failure to treat JKX's investments in a 'fair and equitable' manner and failing to comply with commitments made by Ukraine in respect of JKX's investments."


New LCIA Arbitration Rules, effective 1 October 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) is pleased to announce that the new LCIA Arbitration Rules have been formally adopted by the LCIA Court and the LCIA Board of Directors. The Rules will come into effect on 1 October 2014.

The new Rules ensure an effective, efficient and fair process. Notable changes in the Rules include provisions on consolidation and on conduct of legal representatives and parties, as well as expanded provisions on emergency relief.



July 08, 2013 - The ad hoc Committee issues its decision on annulment of the arbitral award in Joseph C. Lemire v. Ukraine (ICSID Case No. ARB/06/18)

The decision will be published in few days


The Fulbright 2012 International Arbitration Report, Issue 2 is available

Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. issued 2012 International Arbitration Report, Issue 2.

Topics in this issue include:

  • How to Optimize Your Expert Evidence
  • The Law Governing the Arbitration Agreement
  • Damages for Breach of an Agreement to Arbitrate
  • Section 1782 Held Applicable to Private Arbitrations

The International Arbitration Report is available for download here.


Swiss Rules revised and updated

Based on more than seven years of experience in administering close to six hundred cases, the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration have been revised and updated and thereby rendered even more useful for parties seeking to settle a dispute. The revised Swiss Rules take effect on 1 June 2012.


Indian Journal on Arbitration. Call for Papers

The Indian Journal on Arbitration is pleased to announce its inaugural edition, which is to be published in July this year.

The theme for the inaugural edition would be: India's tryst with Arbitration: Are we heading in the right direction?”


Arbitration of Disputes Relating to Outer Space Activities

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) has adopted the Optional Rules for Arbitration of Disputes Relating to Outer Space Activities. The Rules are based on the 2010 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules with some changes. The International Bureau of the Permanent Court of Arbitration will serve as registry for the proceedings and provide secretariat services.

The final text in English is available here. The Rules are now also available on the PCA website at


Costs of International Arbitration

“We invite all legal representatives, in-house counsel and arbitral tribunal members

to contribute to this major survey into costs in international arbitration. The survey

report and conference will provide an invaluable contribution to the debate on costs,

helping to generate proposals to restore speed and cost-effectiveness to the arbitration process.

This is essential if international arbitration is to maintain its position

as the commercial dispute resolution method of choice."

 “To make the survey effective, we need corporate counsel, party representatives, arbitrators and tribunal members to give us as much data as possible on arbitrations in which they have been involved.”

Doug Jones SC FCIArb, Vice President of CIArb


The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) has launched a major survey into the costs of international arbitration. The ‘Costs of Arbitration’ survey gathers data to inform parties, legal representatives and arbitrators about the overall costs of international commercial arbitration and how these are incurred at each stage.

CIArb 500x500 Costs of International Arbitration 


Energy Charter Treaty: Remington Worldwide Limited vs Ukraine

On 28 April 2011 the Arbitral Tribunal of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce rejected most of the claims filed by Remington Worldwide Limited against Ukraine. The company accused Ukraine in violating the Energy Charter Treaty ratified by the Ukrainian Parliament, Verkhovna Rada in 1998.


New rules of the protection of Ukraine’s state interests in international jurisdictional bodies

On March 15, 2011 the new version of the Order of protecting the rights and interests of Ukraine during the disputes, before the foreign jurisdictional authorities in cases involving a foreign entity and Ukraine came in force. The Order was approved by the Decree of the President of Ukraine.


Piece! Ukraine is oriented to amicable settlement of arbitration cases

The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine that is authorized to defend state interests in foreign courts and arbitration tribunals, currently is in the negotiation process for a peaceful settlement of 7 disputes with foreign investors, stated the Minister of Justice Oleksandr Lavrynovych in an interview to "Investgazeta" (Monday, March 14, 2011).

The Minister explained that in the process of developing strategies of protection of Ukraine's interests in every case of a dispute with a foreign investor Ministry comes primarily from the possibility of a peaceful settlement.


Securities industry arbitration: diametrically opposite approaches

Securities industry arbitration is rather young ADR instrument in Ukraine. Though the security industry is one of the spheres that particularly needs its own mechanism of resolution of specific disputes, arbitration in this market is still at the beginning of its development process. Apart from arbitration courts established by several banking associations there are specialized securities market arbitration courts created by self-regulatory organizations and business associations. Since there are no unified practice or resolving particular legal problems, participation of the specialist from the industry as arbitrators is usually highly recommended. The main reason of the involvement of industry arbitrators is that they know the rules and customs of the industry.

 new york stock exchange Securities industry arbitration: diametrically opposite approaches