Could Russia again invoke its “essential security interests” in relation to the war in Ukraine?

Author: Sue Ng
Published: 02.11.2022
I. Introduction Most recently, it seems that Russia will not initiate its withdrawal from the WTO, and has many investment treaties that are still in force. At present, there is still a possibility that investors may seek to bring claims under these investment treaties in relation to the measures taken by Russia arising out of its invasion of Ukraine to nationalise foreign firms and attempts to annex areas of Ukraine. History seems to be on course to repeat itself – given that previously, a wave of 10 known ISDS claims were brought arising out of Russia’s annexation of Crimea in…