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International arbitration

Международный арбитраж

Goretsky & Partners specialises in the resolution of international commercial disputes in national courts, international arbitral institutions, as well as ad hoc arbitral proceedings.

We assist in the following matters in the sphere of international commercial arbitration:

  • Representation in international commercial arbitration proceedings (IAC at the BelCCI, SCC, LCIA, ICC, ICAC at the CCI RF, ICAC at the Ukrainian CCI, Chamber of Arbitrators at the Union of Lawyers, ad hoc arbitration);
  • Application of interim measures;
  • Recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign court judgements in Belarus;
  • Challenging arbitral awards issued in Belarus;
  • Legal support of challenging or enforcing arbitral awards in foreign jurisdictions;
  • Drafting arbitration agreements (clauses), advising on their validity and enforceability;
  • Drafting choice of law clauses;
  • Evaluating prospects of arbitration disputes;
  • Determination of the strategy and tactics of arbitral proceedings;
  • Developing evidence materials.

We also have significant experiences of representation in international investment arbitration, which is unique for Belarusian market.

Alexander Goretsky, Oksana Kotel and Anastasia Pavluchenko are especially praised for their expertise in the sphere of international arbitration by international legal rating The Chambers Global Guide every year.

Managing partner Alexander Goretsky is a recommended arbitrator of the IAC at the BelCCI. Partner Oksana Kotel is a member of the Presidium of the Chamber of Arbitrators at the Union of Lawyers.

Project examples

Investment dispute with a foreign investor

Advising the Republic of Belarus in investment treaty arbitration commenced by Delta Belarus Holding (the Netherlands) concerning insolvency of Delta Bank in Belarus. The dispute is being resolved by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.

Dispute value: about USD 100 million

Client: Republic of Belarus

Dispute over the recovery of payments under the guarantee of the Government of the Republic of Belarus

Protecting the Republic of Belarus from the claims of a third party before the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the CCI of the Russian Federation and before Russian courts. The claims concerned the recovery of payments under the guarantee issued by the Government of the Republic of Belarus to the Eurasian Development Bank in order to secure the obligations of a Belarusian entity under a loan agreement.

Dispute value: USD 3,2 million

Client: Republic of Belarus

Investment dispute with a foreign investor

Protecting the interests of the Republic of Belarus against the claims of Manolium Processing LLC (Russia) in a dispute regarding a multifunctional facility construction project. The dispute is being resolved in ad hoc arbitration under UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

Dispute value: more than USD 200 million

Client: Republic of Belarus

Dispute over an international sale and purchase agreement

Defending the interests of an American buyer in a dispute over the claim of a Belarusian supplier, considered by the International Arbitration Court at the BelCCI. The dispute ended with a settlement agreement, according to which the plaintiff waived all claims and agreed to compensation in favour of the client.

Client: American company – importer of furniture products

Investment dispute with a foreign investor

Protecting the interests of the Republic of Belarus against the claims of Grand Express PJCSC (Russia) with regard to the construction of a railcar building plant. The dispute is being resolved in ad hoc arbitration under International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes Additional Facility Rules.

Dispute value: about USD 200 million

Client: Republic of Belarus

All advocates of Goretsky & Partners carry out their activities within the bureau included into the Minsk Regional Bar Association