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28 May 2018

Gazprom has filed to the Appeal court a claim to fully cancel the Decision made by the Stockholm arbitration court on the case for transit contract with Naftogas

Today, Gazprom has filed to the Appeal court of Svea district, Sweden, a claim to fully cancel the Decision made by the Stockholm arbitration court on the case for transit contract between Gazprom and Naftogaz.

An additional study of the text performed with the assistance of an internationally recognized language expert has proven that a significant part of the arbitration decision text had been written by a third person, not by the arbitrators. It is obvious that no one can replace the arbitrators. The fact that the decision is taken directly by the arbitrators has the crucial importance for the parties; and the unauthorized intervention in the decision-making process is the gross violation of the Arbitration agreement.

The language expert’s report on the authorship for the decision is a new proof of serious violations of Swedish law and of the Arbitration Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce committed under the proceeding of this case, which gives grounds for its full cancellation.

 

Background

On 22nd December 2017, the Stockholm arbitration has taken a final award on the case between Gazprom and Naftogaz on the gas supply contract; and on 28th February, a final award was taken on the contract for gas transit through Ukrainian territory. 

Because of the  serious procedural defects committed by the arbitrators amid the proceedings, Gazprom filed to Appeal court of Svea district the claims to  dispute and to derogate the interim award regarding gas supply contract, and the final awards regarding gas supply and gas transit contracts.

 

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