Russian proposals on domestic arbitration

On 7 May 2015 the Russian Government proposed a draft new law, the law on domestic arbitration in Russian Federation (the draft law), to the State Duma (the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia (legislature)). Domestic Arbitration is defined as an arbitration relating to a dispute arising out of legal relationship whether contractual or not, where none of the parties is:

  • an in individual who is a nationality of, or habitually resident in, any country other than Russia; or
  • a body corporate which is incorporated in, or whose central control and management is exercised in, a state other than Russia, and
  • the seat of the arbitration is in the Russian Federation.

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Russian proposals on domestic arbitration