Lidings Managing Partner Andrey Zelenin Speaks at ABA’s 12th International Dispute Resolution Conference

16 September 2020

Lidings managing partner Andrey Zelenin will take part in the 12th ABA Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes hosted by American Bar Association (ABA) together with Russian Arbitration Association (RAA) on 16-17 September 2020. This year it is online and it will as usual become a meeting place for the leading international arbitration and dispute resolution experts from around the world.

COVID-19: Legal Watch

25 July 2020

The coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) served as a trigger for a targeted effort to assess and manage the possible effects of it. The Russian Government continues to update the measures taken or introduce new ones, trying to act ahead of the possible adverse consequences. Our lawyers are closely monitoring the situation, watching out for the new measures introduced in relation to the coronavirus.
We offer overview of key legislative changes and recommendations for business in the current pandemic.

Clarifications of the Constitutional Court on the participation of representatives without law degree in commercial procedure

24 July 2020

The Constitutional Court and Supreme court continue to clarify the novels in procedural codes on professional judicial representatives. Recall that earlier, in June, the Supreme Court in the Review of Judicial Practice No. 1 dated 06/10/2020 indicated that the law degree requirements do not relate to representatives in bankruptcy cases. Recently, the Constitutional Court in its decision ruled that the interests of legal entities can be represented by employees, founders (shareholders) and other persons without a law degree.

Russia’s Supreme Court provides second set of recommendations on case handling in the light of COVID-19

08 May 2020

On April 30, 2020, The Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation (hereinafter referred to as “the SC”) adopted the Review on certain matters of judicial practice related to the application of legislation and measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) No. 2 (hereinafter “Review”). The release of the second review was known in advance: it was reported on the official website of the SC, and after the release of the first review many unresolved issues remained.

The Supreme Court encourages courts to follow his example and hold trials online

06 May 2020

In view of the ruling of the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and the Presidium of the Council of Judges of the Russian Federation from March 18, 2020 Russian courts have been working in a new “self-isolated” regime for just over a month. Personal reception of citizens in courts is suspended, it is recommended to submit documents through electronic reception of courts, and courts are considering only certain categories of cases.