On 1  July  2021, a new version of the VIAC Rules of Arbitration and Mediation as well as a complete new set of  VIAC’s Investment Arbitration and Mediation Rules 2021 will enter into force. They are applicable to all proceedings commenced after 30 June 2021.

VIAC introduces the VIAC Portal – an online case management platform hosted on HighQ, a cloud-based file sharing and collaboration software operated by Thomson Reuters. The VIAC Portal can be used for all types of VIAC proceedings for communication among the VIAC, the parties, and the arbitrators or other third-party neutrals. On the Portal, a separate case site will be opened for each case. The VIAC Portal is set up to further increase efficiency in VIAC cases, to enable transparency among case participants, and to address the participants’ ever increasing needs for data security, confidentiality and privacy. 

Further details can be found here. Read also the press release dated 12 April 2021.

Russian Arbitration Association

We cordially invite you to take part in the Russian Arbitration Association's Study on "The Impact of Unilateral Sanctions on International Arbitration".  

Please spare some time to answer the 10 short questions (approx. 2 min) to identify the impact of unilateral sanctions on arbitration proceedings.
The survey is anonymous and the answers will be kept confidential.   

The Russian Arbitration Association will publish the results of the report in June 2021.