Практика рассмотрения арбитражными судами дел об оспаривании третейских решений
This paper provides an overview of the legal regulation and practice of Russian state arbitrazh (commercial) courts in cases of challenging arbitral awards. The paper specifies legal grounds and procedure for challenging arbitral awards in Russia, the typical arguments of the applicants in contesting such awards. A tendency towards the setting aside by the state courts of the arbitral awards has been identified, the relevant statistical data are provided. Separately, the application by the courts of a public policy clause is analysed. Also, the paper examines the specific examples of the effect of setting aside the arbitral awards in Russia on the possibility of their subsequent enforcement internationally. The author argues for a more consistent recognition by the Russian courts of the importance and value of arbitration as a widely used method for resolving disputes, including those arising in international trade.