The ALRUD team has extensive experience in supporting various arbitration proceedings under the rules of leading arbitration centres, including the ICC, LCIA, ICAC and at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and has top-ranked expertise in this area. In particular, ALRUD is one of the few Russian law firms included in the GAR 100, the most reputable ranking of experts in international commercial arbitration.
ALRUD’s associates have both diverse experience and narrow specialization in various types of disputes. With one of the largest teams on the market, we are best placed to provide a wide range of high-quality services taking into account clients’ individual needs. In addition, the team members have expertise on sanctions issues, which allows us to develop dispute management strategies in the most effective manner possible taking into account current conditions.
We provide a full range of end-to-end services to support arbitration:
in an ICC dispute against a major German heavy plate producer concerning the recovery of more than USD 200 million in damages arising from a major energy-related project in Russia.
in high-profile LCIA arbitration worth over USD 700 million concerning the application of the Russian Strategic Investment Law and the frustration of contract under English law.
in an international commercial arbitration at the ICAC against a local Russian publishing house involving debt recovery.
in LCIA arbitration against the owner of Europe’s largest trading centre located in Moscow. The case concerned the interpretation of the latest amendments to Russian arbitration law regarding the ability to refer a dispute between Russian companies to a foreign arbitration institution for consideration.
served as a Russian consultant on issues concerning Russian law in a major arbitration before the ICC, as well as in the process of having the award recognized in Russia.
on issues concerning Russian law in complex multi-million ICC arbitration against its Russian JV partner involving a substantial delay in the construction of a 15 MT/year grain terminal in the south of Russia.
in a series of multi-million arbitration disputes in the ICAC and arbitration-related litigation against Russian banks.
in international investment arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules in the PCA in a USD 150 million dispute with an investor regarding rights to several land plots and harbour infrastructure facilities.
on a variety of issues concerning Russian law in complex multi-million LCIA arbitration against a major privately owned oil refinery. The arbitration proceedings ran in parallel with a bankruptcy petition filed against the defendant in Russia.
in a precedent-setting dispute against one of the leading consumer and commercial vehicles producers in Russia on the recognition and enforcement of an LCIA award. Despite the negative precedents, we managed to transfer the case to the Supreme Arbitrazh Court of the Russian Federation and win the case.
in the enforcement of SCC awards in Russia as part of the bankruptcy proceedings of the debtor – a subsidiary of a Russian state corporation. In particular, ALRUD managed to get the awards recognized and included the Client's claims in the register. ALRUD also succeeded in recovering the arbitration costs as ‘current’ obligations, which have priority under Russian bankruptcy law.
in the ICAC at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and in the IAC at the BelCCI in a dispute against one of the largest chemical and construction companies in Belarus.
in arbitration-related proceedings (challenging an ICAC award) in Russian state courts against Gazprom Export. The Supreme Arbitrazh Court twice rejected the opponent’s claims, and the Client’s position was supported by the Russian Constitutional Court.
in the ICAC in a dispute over debt collection from a leading Russian mining and metallurgical company.