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.

Lidings Strengthens Presence in the Middle East Legal Market

01 April 2024

In March 2024 Lidings partner Stepan Guzey visited the UAE (Dubai), Oman (Muscat), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Riyadh) and Bahrain (Manama) during his regular business trip to the Middle East.

During the two-week visit Stepan held more than 25 business meetings with representatives of leading local law firms and government agencies to establish and strengthen partnerships, as well as discussed current and future projects with clients to whom Lidings provides comprehensive legal support for both outward and inward investment projects in the Middle East region.

The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation Has Determined the Procedure for Reimbursement of Court Fees Incurred by Defendants in Separated Disputes in Bankruptcy Cases

29 March 2024
On 19 March 2024 the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation adopted Resolution No. 11-P/2024 in the case concerning the verification of the constitutionality of the provisions of Article 110(1) of the Arbitration Procedural Code of the Russian Federation, Article 5 and Article 137(3) of the Federal Law «On Insolvency (Bankruptcy)».

Review of Legislative Amendments to the Arbitrazh Procedure Code

27 February 2024

On 5 January 2024 Federal Law № 667-FZ dated 25.12.2023 “On Amendments to the Arbitrazh Procedural Code of the Russian Federation” (the “Law”) came into force, which introduced significant changes to certain procedural institutions, in particular, increased the time limits for procedural actions, expanded opportunities for consideration of cases in order proceedings and simplified proceedings, etc.

The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation Prohibited Employers from Concluding Fixed-Term Employment Contracts with Heads of Structural Subdivisions of Organisations

28 December 2023

On 19 December 2023 the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation issued Resolution № 59-P/2023 “On the Case Concerning the Verification of the Constitutionality of Paragraph Eight of Part Two of Article 59 of the Labour Code of the Russian Federation in Connection with the Complaint of Citizen E. A. Selkova” (hereinafter - the “Resolution”).