Are we all off to Russia? The Lugovoy Law and its impact on cross-border disputes involving sanctioned entities – Article by Steven Barrett

On 8 June 2020 the Arbitrazh Procedure Code of the Russian Federation was amended by Federal Law No. 171-FZ – known as the “Lugovoy Law”. That entered in to force on 19 June. It granted exclusive jurisdiction over disputes involving a relevant entity to the Russian Commercial Court. Steven Barrett explores its impact on cross-border disputes involving sanctioned entities in this short briefing.