16 January 2020
Kommersant FM - A1, a company owned by Mikhil Fridman, is to have a dispute with Elena Baturina. The company intends to collect a debt of her insolvent brother in the amount of 3.25 billion rubles from the richest woman in Russia. For that sake, A1 will have to bring the attention of the court to a deal cut in 2001, when Baturins divided their assets in Inteco, and to prove that Yury Luzhkov’s widow has never owned her brother’s share. What are the prospects of the hearings? And how did Fridman’s company interfere in the family business? Dmitry Lobachev, Project Manager of Khrenov&Partners, presents his view of the case.
25 December 2019
Kommersant FM -
The business community requests payment of debts by installments without court hearings. Relevant proposals have been submitted to the Ministry of Economic Development by Business Russia public organization. It is proposed that the debtors will settle their debts with creditors independently, assisted by bailiffs. Under this scheme, the companies will avoid any seizure of their bank accounts and their property will not be auctioned. Will the business people benefit from this situation? Dmitry Lobachev, Project Manager of Khrenov&Partners, comments the case.
18 December 2019
Vedomosti - During
cold and flu season employees tend to get sick more often, but only 51% of all
companies allow them to call in sick and to get better at home. These are the
results of a survey conducted by Online
Market Intelligence (OMI) upon request from Vedomosti. The survey covered 6,568 working Russians. Tatyana
Nikolayenko, Head of Labour Law Practice, Khrenov & Partners, shared her views.
16 December 2019
Kommersant FM – Administrative proceedings are to become adversarial. According to Vedomosti, the presence of prosecutors and public defenders will be mandatory at court hearings. The Ministry of Justice plans to include these stipulations in the Code of Administrative Offences believing this will guarantee impartiality of the courts at administrative hearings. Earlier, the European Court of Human Rights highlighted the problem to the Russian authorities. How will this novelty impact the justice? Roman Belanov of Khrenov&Partners gives his opinion on the issue.
10 December 2019
Pravo.ru - Is it long enough for an administrator to keep the documents of a bankrupt company for seven years? The creditor argues this period is not sufficient, because the controlling persons may be brought to justice within 10 years. He lodged a complaint against the administrator who had destroyed the documents too early. Three judicial bodies, however, decided that seven years are enough to review the documents and to use them. Then the case was presented to the Supreme Court. It ruled out that the approach is perfunctory and provided explanations. Olga Goncharova, a partner of Khrenov&Partners, comments on the case.
06 December 2019
The official ceremony for release of Pravo.ru-300 annual rating of law firms took place at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Moscow on December 5, 2019. This year, the Rating was published for the 10th
time, with the highest ever number of 322 participating firms assessed in 29 branches of law. Overall price of projects included in 2019 Rating reached 144 billion rubles. According to the results, in 2019 Khrenov&Partners retained its reputation as one of the leading law firms in Russia.
05 December 2019
Fontanka.ru - Competitors for procurement contracts for the Saint Petersburg Metro proved to be too close to each other. Over the recent years, a small group of legally linked companies has won over 20 contracts worth over 480 million rubles at tenders initiated by the state municipal company Sankt-Peterburgsky Metropoliten. Pyotr Mashoshin, a representative of Khrenov&Partners, commented on this sitiation.
21 November 2019
On November 20, 2019 the Judicial Panel for Civil Affairs of the Supreme Court of Russia granted an appeal filed by Khrenov & Partners and invalidated the Rules for Land Use and Development of Moscow in part allowing new burials at the land plot occupied by a cemetery in the village of Puchkovo.