Russia Report: The Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in 2015 – Vol. 27 No. 1

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Author: William R. Spiegelberger*

Published: October 2016



In 2015 the Russian courts heard 58 cases relating to the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards as compared to an average annual number of 50 such cases over the previous four years.1 The enforcement rate was 88%, some 8% lower than average for the years 2011-14:

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*William R. Spiegelberger is Director of the International Practice Department at Rusal Global Management B.V. in Moscow (since 2007), where he manages, among other things, the corporate group’s major litigations and arbitrations outside the Commonwealth of Independent States (“CIS”). He holds a J.D. degree from Columbia Law School and is a member of the National Advisory Council of the Harriman Institute at Columbia University in New York and of the Supervisory Board of Strabag SE, the Austrian construction company.