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Challenging international arbitration awards: legislative changes trigger debate

August 2011 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group .

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A number of amendments were recently made to legislation concerning the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards. Despite being generally positive, some of the changes were partial and incomplete and may lead to the emergence of new obstacles in enforcing arbitral awards. In particular, this applies to amendments (adopted on February 3 2011) to two laws concerning challenging arbitral awards and issuing enforcement orders: the Civil Procedure Code and the Commercial Procedure Code.