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September 20, 2021

ABA co-sponsors session with Russian arbitration group focusing on business disputes

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2021 – The American Bar Association International Law Section is teaming up with the Russian Arbitration Association to sponsor a hybrid one-day conference on Wednesday, Sept. 22 to explore aspects of business disputes, particularly as they relate to developments in Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)-related litigation and arbitration.

What: “Hybrid 13th Annual Conference on The Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes” Sponsored by the ABA International Law Section and the Russian Arbitration Association

When: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Moscow Standard Time; 2:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT

Where: Radisson Collection Hotel, Moscow, 1 Kutuzovskiy Avenue Blvd. 1, Moscow and online

Much has changed in the U.S.-Russian relationship since the inaugural conference in 2009, but the ABA continues to have an interest in engaging with Russian lawyers who share the goal of resolving disputes through a system of rules, laws and transparency. The Moscow conference permits dispute practitioners, lawyers and others dealing with this aspect of business arrangements to discuss tips, traps and tidbits and explore such topics as anti-suit injunctions from a comparative law perspective.

Another program looks at practical tips and focuses on dealing with legal issues related to sanctions as well as market trends; structuring the arbitration clause; compensating counsel, experts and arbitrators; and picking the arbitration venue.

Media who wish to attend either in person or by Zoom should contact Bill Choyke at [email protected]

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