Investor Claims Over Russian Nationalization Won't Be Easy

By Caroline Simson (April 5, 2022, 8:14 PM EDT) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin's threat to nationalize the assets of departing Western companies would result in a wave of investor-state claims, but any resulting award would likely be a hollow victory for years to come because of the complications of enforcing a money judgment against a rogue nation.

News outlets reported that Russia had laid the groundwork in early March to nationalize the assets of any company that is more than 25% owned by foreigners from "unfriendly" countries, including the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and those in the European Union.

At this point, it's unclear whether the plan, which appears to...

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