(i) NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine (Ukraine) et al. v. The Russian Federation

The PCA provides administrative support in this arbitration, which is being conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976 pursuant to the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the Encouragement and Mutual Protection of Investments, dated 27 November 1998.

Case information

Name(s) of Claimant(s) (i) NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine (Ukraine) (Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) The Russian Federation (State)
Names of Parties -
Case number 2017-16
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Pending
Type of case Investment arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector Electricity/Power
Rules used in arbitral proceedings UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced (Bilateral treaty)Russian FederationUkraine
Language of Proceeding English
Seat of Arbitration (by Country) Netherlands

Judge Ian Binnie, C.C., Q.C. (Presiding Arbitrator)

Dr. Charles Poncet

Professor Maja Stanivuković 

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Mr. David Z. Pinsky

Ms. Erin Thomas

Covington & Burling LLP (New York, United States)


Ms. Marney L. Cheek

Mr. William Lowery

Covington & Burling LLP (Washington D. C., United States)


Mr. Jeremy X. Wilson

Covington & Burling LLP (London, United Kingdom)

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

The Russian Federation has not appointed any representatives. In a letter to the PCA dated 19 January 2017 and received by the PCA on 3 February 2017, the Russian Federation indicated, inter alia, that the “[Ukraine-Russia BIT] cannot serve as a basis for composing an arbitral tribunal to settle [the Claimants’ claims]” and that it “does not recognize the jurisdiction of an international tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in settlement of the [Claimants’ claims].” 

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding 17 October 2016
Date of issue of final award -
Length of Proceedings Pending
Additional notes -

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