Russian Federation - Baker & McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook: 2010-2011
Vladimir Khvalei is a Partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Moscow office and heads its CIS Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He is also a steering committee member of the Firm’s International Arbitration Group. Mr. Khvalei serves as a Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and is included in the list of arbitrators of the arbitration institutions in Austria, Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.
Ekaterina Solomatina is a Professional Support Lawyer in Baker & McKenzie’s Moscow office.
Originally from Baker & McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2010-2011
A. LEGISLATION, TRENDS AND TENDENCIES
There have been no changes in the Russian legislation on arbitration.
However, on 27 August 2010, the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation adopted the “Rules on Impartiality and Independence of Arbitrators.”3 The Rules are recommended for application by the Presidium of the International Commercial Arbitration Court of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (“ICAC RF”), the most popular Russian arbitration institution. The Rules may also be used by Russian state courts as guidelines in proceedings with regard to challenging or enforcement of arbitral awards rendered within the territory of the Russian Federation. The Rules are based on the IBA Rules but contain a number of differences.