Arbitration Association 40: "Russian Torpedo" in Arbitration: a legitimate claim or an abusive tactics. Moscow

February 27, 2014
Arbitration Association 40 is pleased to invite you to a seminar, which will be dedicated to impact that shareholders claims challenging validity of contracts may have on arbitrations conducted under these contracts (the so-called “Russian Torpedo”).

The seminar will address the full spectrum of issues arising from Russian torpedo: can they be avoided at the time the parties enter into a transaction, how should a Russian court and arbitrators about deal with them, what’s the proper role of anti-suit injunctions and can an award rendered on the basis of an invalidated contract still be enforced.


The seminar will be divided in two parts. During the first part some of the speakers will act as counsel for parties to a mock case before the Moscow Commercial Court arising from a claim the respondent characterizes as a “Russian Torpedo” (summary of facts). The second part will consist of a roundtable discussion of the various issues described above.

  • Prof. Dr. Anton Asoskov, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Law, Russian School of Private Law, ICAC Arbitrator, MCIArb
  • Robert Dougans, Partner, Bryan Cave (London)
  • Andrey Panov, Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright (Moscow)
  • Julia Popelysheva, Counsel, Clifford Chance (Moscow)

To register please send an email to with your name affiliation and contact phone number by 24 February 2014. Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on first-come basis with Arbitration Association 40 members given priority.

The event will be held in English.

Participation is free of charge.

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