Dispute Resolution in Special Administrative Regions (SARs)

Adolph von Menzel

Counselor reads falsified papers, 1887

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Dispute Resolution in Special Administrative Regions (SARs)

Special administrative regions (SAR) were established in Russia in order to develop attractive investment environment:

  • on Russky Island (Vladivostok)
  • on Oktyabrsky Island (Kaliningrad)

Activities within SARs are regulated by the Federal Law “On Special Administrative Regions in the Territories of the Kaliningrad Region and Primorsky Krai”.

Disputes arising out of SAR-associated contracts can be referred to institutional arbitration (not to ad hoc arbitration).

The standard arbitration clause for such disputes prepared by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation is available here.

The Russian Arbitration Center has regional divisions in Kaliningrad and Vladivostok. Parties can submit above-mentioned disputes to, for example:

The Divisions have modern premises equipped with audio- and videoconference.