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Ukraine President appoints Van Bael & Bellis partner Yuriy Rudyuk as an arbitrator on behalf of Ukraine under the Dispute Settlement Mechanism of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

  • 02/10/2017
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Van Bael & Bellis partner Yuriy Rudyuk has been appointed by Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko as one of four arbitrators to be included in the list of arbitrators on behalf of Ukraine under the Dispute Settlement Mechanism (DSM) of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

For disputes concerning the interpretation and application of the provisions in the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, a separate DSM has been established with a permanent list of arbitrators, out of which the parties may choose their panellists for a given dispute.  An arbitration panel under the DSM of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement shall be composed of three arbitrators (one from each Party and one who is a national of either Party).

According to Philippe De Baere, co-managing partner of Van Bael & Bellis: “This appointment recognises Yuriy’s exceptional position as a top lawyer equally adept at handling Ukrainian and EU legal issues. It also recognises the depth and breadth of our firm’s trade practice, which positions us as uniquely qualified to handle international litigation for both companies and governments.”

A copy of the President’s Decree is available here.

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