As the requirement for all arbitration institutions to be licensed in Russia becomes mandatory in November, WilmerHale's Steven Finizio and Dmitry Kaysin assess the likely post-reform impact on Russia-seated proceedings under the rules of foreign institutions and the arbitrability and enforceability of certain disputes.

In September 2016, a number of changes to Russia's arbitration laws came into effect, with the intent of bolstering the use of arbitration in Russia; undertaken through a new law on domestic arbitration as well as amendments to the law on international arbitration, the Codes of Civil and Commercial Procedure, and to other Russian legislation.

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