Recovery of Legal Fees in the Event of Procedural Succession

30 May 2024

On 28 May 2024, the Constitutional Court adopted Resolution No. 26-P “On the Case on the Verification of the Constitutionality of Part 1 of Article 110 of the Arbitration Procedural Code of the Russian Federation in Connection with the Complaint of Citizen E. M. Tumanina”, in which it analyzed the possibility of reimbursement of legal fees associated with the consideration of an application for procedural succession.

Damage to Russian Federation and Russian Central Bank Will Be Compensated at the Expense of Property of US and Related Persons

24 May 2024

On 23 May 2024 Russian President signed the Decree № 442 “On the Special Procedure for Compensation of Damage Caused to the Russian Federation and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation in Connection with Unfriendly Actions of the United States of America” (hereinafter – the “Decree”).

The Decree introduces a special procedure for compensation of damages caused to Russian Federation or Central Bank of Russian Federation (hereinafter – “Russian rightholders”) due to unfriendly actions of the US. 

Government Commission Will Coordinate Transactions on the Alienation of Intellectual Property of Rightholders from Unfriendly Countries

22 May 2024

Earlier we reported on the fact that the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia has developed a draft by-law extending a special procedure for the execution of transactions to transactions involving intellectual property objects.

This legislative initiative has been developed. On 20 May the Decree of the Russian President No. 430 “On the Temporary Procedure for Acquiring the Exclusive Rights of Certain Copyright Holders and Fulfilling Monetary Obligations to Certain Foreign Creditors and Persons Controlled by Them” (hereinafter referred to as the “Decree”) was signed and came into force.

The Russian Federation Has Created a Unified State Register of Advocates

24 April 2024

On 22 April 2024 the President of the Russian Federation signed Federal Law No. 83-FZ dated 22 April 2024 «On Amendments to the Federal Law “On Advocacy and Advocacy in the Russian Federation”» (hereinafter - Federal Law No. 83).

The main change was the creation of the Unified State Register of Advocates (hereinafter - the “Register”) – a federal information resource containing information on all advocates of the Russian Federation, as well as on applicants who failed the qualification examination. Federal Law No. 83 authorizes the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation to maintain the Register and determine the procedure and composition of the information to be included in the Register.