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14May/110

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.

24Nov/100

Final point in RosUkrEnergo v. Naftogaz Ukrainy case

On November 24, 2010 the Supreme Court of Ukraine adopted its final ruling on RosUkrEnergo v. Naftogaz Ukrainy JSC case. The Court supported the position of the court of first instance and the appeal court. As we informed in our previous posts that after the arbitral tribunal had issued its award in favor of RosUkrEnergo, the respective motion on its enforcement was filed to the Ukrainian court. The court of first instance satisfied the motion, however its ruling was appealed.

Now, after the cassation instance ruled about the enforcement, there is a chance to challenge the court ruling on the grounds of new circumstances revealed or on the extraordinary grounds. The chance is rather theoretical.

18Nov/100

RosUkrEnergo investigation commission of the Verkhovna Rada assumes that Naftogaz Ukrainy JSC lost the SCC case because of change of its legal position

On November 17, 2010 RosUkrEnergo investigation commission of the Verkhovna Rada presented draft report regarding the award of the arbitral tribunal under the rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

 The draft is subject to consideration of the core committee, thus it is not the final version yet. However, the draft contains assumptions and conclusions that may be interesting for our readers who follow the RosUkrEnergo case. After the arbitral tribunal had issued its awards of March 3, 2010 and June 8, 2010, they were recognized and permitted to be enforced according to the ruling of August 13, 2010 adopted by the Shevchenko District court of Kyiv. The ruling was then appealed. However, the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal. As we may say the state officials and bodies pay great attention to the outcomes of the case, which already lead to criminal proceedings instituted against former officials of customs authorities.

26Oct/100

If the case was lost in arbitration, let’s win in the Parliament

After the award in Rosukrenergo (we followed the case in our previous posts)  case was issued against the Ukrainian respondent, Ukrainian authorities and state officials announced several options of further actions, including filing an appeal against the award issues by the arbitral tribunal of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

Parliament If the case was lost in arbitration, let’s win in the Parliament

In addition to those measures the members of the Ukrainian Parliament invented another one.

21May/10Off

RosUkrEnergo is demanding the Stockholm Arbitration that Naftohaz Ukrainy compensate some USD 5.4 billion of losses

RosUkrEnergo (Switzerland) is demanding the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce that Naftohaz Ukrainy national joint-stock company compensate some USD 5.4 billion of losses for withdrawal of 11 billion cubic meters of gas stored in the Ukrainian repositories, RosUkrEnergo press secretary Andrii Knutov has informed Ukrainian News.

In his words the arbitration court opened hearings within the framework of consideration the dispute between RosUkrEnergo and the national oil and gas company.

12May/10Off

“Naftohas Ukrajiny” muss “RosUkrEnergo” 197 Mio. Dollar zahlen

Wie dem “Dserkalo Tyshnja“ bekannt wurde, hat das Stockholmer Schiedsgericht in einem Zwischenurteil, bez?glich der Forderungen von “RosUkrEnergo” an “Naftohas Ukrajiny”, “Naftohas” verpflichtet, dem Kl?ger 197 Mio. Dollar zu zahlen.

Die erste Klage von “RosUkrEnergo” an “Naftohas” wurde im April 2008 eingereicht. Im Januar 2009 reichte “RosUkrEnergo” noch weitere drei Klagen gegen “Naftohas” beim Schiedsgericht in Stockholm ein. “Naftohas” reichte seinerseits vier Gegenklagen gegen?ber “RosUkrEnergo” ein.

Alle Klagen seitens “RosUkrEnergo” und von Seiten “Naftohas Ukrajiny” wurden zu einer Sache zusammengefasst, die beim Schiedsinstitut bei der Handelskammer in Stockholm verhandelt wurden.

Quelle: Ukraine Nachrichten

Mehr Informationen finden sich auf Ukrainisch hier und auf Russisch hier.

29Apr/10Off

The future of arbitration in Sweden – challenges and opportunities

Annette Magnusson is the new Secretary General at the Arbitrations Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the SCC. On Monday 17 May she will speak on the topic “The future of arbitration in Sweden – challenges and opportunities” during the seminar to be hosted by Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. So – take the opportunity and ask Annette Magnusson her opinions on how arbitration will develop in Sweden!stockholm arbitration 500x500 The future of arbitration in Sweden – challenges and opportunities

6Apr/10Off

“Naftohas Ukrajiny” muss “RosUkrEnergo” 197 Mio. Dollar zahlen

Wie dem “Dserkalo Tyshnja“ bekannt wurde, hat das Stockholmer Schiedsgericht in einem Zwischenurteil, bez?glich der Forderungen von “RosUkrEnergo” an “Naftohas Ukrajiny”, “Naftohas” verpflichtet, dem Kl?ger 197 Mio. Dollar zu zahlen.

31Dec/09Off

Gazprom setzt Prozess gegen Ukraine vor Stockholmer Schiedsgericht aus

Der russische Gaskonzern Gazprom hat das Verfahren gegen den ukrainischen Versorger Naftogas, der nach dem Gasstreit von Januar 2009 angestrengt worden war, ausgesetzt. Das teilte Gazprom-Sprecher Alexander Kuprijanow am Donnerstag dem Radiosender Echo Moskaus mit. Nach seinen Worten hatten die europ?ischen Gasabnehmer keine Klagen eingereicht und den Ausfall der Lieferungen als h?here Gewalt akzeptiert. Kuprijanow dr?ckte die Hoffnung aus, dass die Pr?sidentenwahl in der Ukraine nicht zu einer Revision der Gasvertr?ge f?hren w?rde, die nach dem Gasstreit im vergangenen Januar geschlossen worden waren. Vor einem Jahr hatte ein Gaskonflikt zwischen Moskau und Kiew zu einem mehr als zwei Wochen langen Lieferstopp f?r Europa gef?hrt. Gazprom drehte am 1. Januar der Ukraine den Gashahn zu, weil Kiew eine Preiserh?hung f?r 2009 abgelehnt hatte. Der Streit konnte am 19. Januar beigelegt werden, als der russische Regierungschef Wladimir Putin und die ukrainische Premierministerin Julia Timoschenko einen neuen Gas- und Transitvertrag aushandelten. Dennoch verklagte Gazprom Naftogas vor dem internationalen Schiedsgericht in Stockholm wegen der Verletzung der Transitverpflichtungen.

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