Law of the Russian Federation on International Commercial Arbitration - Appendix A - Arbitration Law of Russia: Practice and Procedure
Mr. Khodykin holds a Ph.D in Law and, from 2005 to 2012 he was an associate professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), in addition to being in private practice.
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LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
ON INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL
No. 5338-1 of 7 July 1993
• proceeds from recognition of practical importance of arbitration
(private arbitration) as a widespread method for resolution of
disputes, arising in the sphere of foreign trade, and desirability of
integrated legislative governing of international commercial
• considers the provisions related to such international commercial
arbitration set forth in international treaties of the Russian
Federation as well as in the model law adopted by the United
Nations Commission on International Trade and endorsed by the
United Nations General Assembly in 1985 for possible use by
the states in their legislation.
Chapter I. General Provisions
Article 1. Scope of Application
1. This Law applies to international commercial arbitration, if
arbitration takes place within the territory of the Russian
Federation. The provisions of this Law, except Articles 8, 9, 35
and 36, apply only if the place of arbitration is in the territory of
the Russian Federation.
2. The following types of disputes may be submitted to
international commercial arbitration upon the parties’ agreement:
• disputes emerging from contractual and other civil law
relationships arising from foreign trade and other
international economic relations, if the place of business of
at least one of the parties is located abroad, and also
• disputes of enterprises with foreign investments and
international associations and legal entities incorporated in