Arbitration and Cross-Border Disputes

Arbitration and Cross-Border Disputes


With many years of experience and unique expertise, ALRUD provides a full range of integrated services on resolving the cross-border disputes and representing our Clients in international arbitration.

We have a remarkable track record in cross-border disputes and arbitration. The increasing development of integration processes in the world compels to create the most effective and beneficial ways of resolving possible problems arising in international transactions involving multiple jurisdictions. Beyond that, the escalating international political situation including imposing mutual restrictions by the states also challenges to look for new forcible ways allowing to ensure interests of the clients.

Over the recent years, more and more companies doing business in Russia choose to transfer their disputes for arbitration as the most clear and timesaving way to cope with their dissensions in commercial relations. At the same time, we take a note of remarkable amount of Russia-related disputes pending in front of foreign state courts all over the world, sometimes in multiple jurisdictions.

We have gathered essential experience in supporting different kinds of cross-border disputes and arbitrations, as well as regularly advice on their local implications. Members of ALRUD team not only represent and advice the Clients in such disputes, but also serve as trusted expert witnesses on the complex issues of Russian law arising in high profile litigations and arbitrations.

ALRUD team members have versatile expertise, as well as narrow focus on one or another type of disputes. The size of the team allows us to provide a wide scope of services, and also makes it possible to take into account individual requests of our clients and form a team of lawyers with the necessary knowledge and experience. All associates of the Practice speak English and can advise foreign clients on the professional level.

Our Services

We provide a full scope of services on representing and advising our Clients in cross-border disputes and arbitrations, which usually includes the following:

  • Advising and representing clients in multi-jurisdictional litigations and arbitrations, starting from the choice of applicable law and jurisdiction to elaboration of the case strategy and assessment of enforcement perspectives (including asset tracing).

  • Advising on complex arbitration-related matters, taking into account provisions of Russian law on arbitrability of certain disputes, requirements to the choice of forum, exclusive jurisdiction of Russian courts, etc.

  • Advising on recognition and enforcement of judgements and arbitral awards abroad, advising on mitigation of the non-recognition risks, including compliance with Russian public policy requirements and service procedure.

  • Preparing legal opinions and acting as expert witnesses on complex issues of Russian law arising in cross-border disputes and arbitrations.

Highlights of recent domestic and international work

One of the largest agribusiness trading companies in the world

on Russian law issues in a complex multi-million ICC arbitration against its Russian JV partner relating to a substantial delay in construction of a 15 MT / year grain terminal in the south of Russia.

One of the largest companies in the CIS automotive industry

in a series of multi-million arbitration disputes in the ICAC and arbitration-related litigations against the Russian banks.

One of the biggest Russian copper producers

in the high-profile LCIA arbitration worth over USD 700 million concerning application of Russian Strategic Investment Law and frustration of contract under English law.

A Baltic country

in an international investment arbitration under the UNCITRAL rules in the PCA in a USD 150 million dispute with an investor regarding rights to several land plots and harbour infrastructure facilities.

An oil trading subsidiary of the 2nd largest bank in Russia

on a variety of Russian law issues arising in the complex multi-million LCIA arbitration against one of the largest privately owned oil refineries. The arbitration was running in parallel with the bankruptcy petition filed against the defendant in Russia.

The Polish manufacturer of turnkey car body welding lines

in the precedent-setting dispute against one of the leading consumer and commercial vehicles producers in Russia on recognition and enforcement of the LCIA award.

A former major shareholder and his English counsel

in the landmark “Norebo Case”, one of the largest Russia-related corporate disputes ever considered by the English High Court with cross-border implications in at least 4 jurisdictions. The case involved advise on a variety of specific aspects, including conflict of laws and choice of proper remedies, interpretation of Russian contract and corporate law, analysis of regulatory requirements in the fishing industry at different times, etc.

A major international trader

in one of key corporate disputes in Russia related to the Norilsk Nickel company. Devised a strategy accounting for several co-defendants in Russia and abroad. The dispute was complicated by parallel proceedings in LCIA and courts of USA, Saint Kitts and Nevis.

A minority shareholder of one of the largest Russian coal enterprises

in a complex corporate multi-jurisdictional dispute with a majority shareholder related to asset stripping.

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