New Ukrainian Legislation and the requirement of written evidence of an arbitration agreement

Law no. 2147-VIII of 15 December 2017, which has reformed arbitration law in Ukraine, has provided inter alia that it is expressly allowed to enter into an arbitral agreement by an exchange of electronic communications.

Is this in line with Art. II of the New York Convention 1958, which provides that the term “agreement in writing shall include an arbitral clause in a contract or an arbitration agreement signed by the parties or concluded in an exchange of letters or telegrams” ?

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