INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW
In March 2014 according to presidential amendment to the Constitution by the Highest Commercial Court will be liquidated. Therefore Russian commercial courts (which are state courts) will not be so effective as they are now.
At present time Russian judicial system is divided on 3 branches: constitutional (is headed by Constitutional Court), common jurisdiction courts, with competence in criminal, administrative and civil cases between citizens, not related to entrepreneurial activities (is headed by Supreme Court) and commercial courts (headed by the Highest Commercial Courts).
Most experts agree that it will lead to serious consequences for the justice system in the Russian Federation, as the commercial courts are far more progressive than the courts of general jurisdiction.
After abolishment of the Highest Commercial Court we anticipate growth of popularity of non-state arbitration, specifically in transnational commercial relations and foreign investment disputes.
Our distinguished partner – International Arbitration Institute deals with Alternative dispute resolution based (unlike traditional russian institutes) on ICC/WBO Rules and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
We provide assistance on different issues concerning arbitration procedure in Russia.