Round table on business protection opportunities in Russia and UK
Most major transactions among Russian companies more and more often are completed in foreign jurisdictions. In many cases, this is safer than acting in accordance with the Russian legislation. As an alternative, English law is elected by local businessmen.
What is the difference between these two court systems? Which system should be chosen to protect one’s interests? Which disputes cannot be submitted to a foreign court? What complications can arise when enforcing foreign court and arbitration judgments in Russia?
These and other questions were answered by attorneys from the Dispute Resolution practice during the round table “Russian and English jurisdictions: Effective use of opportunities in different legal systems to protect client interests” held by Capital Legal Services on February 26 in St. Petersburg and February 28 in Moscow.
During a lively discussion, the participants discussed business protection opportunities both in Russia and the UK. English lawyers provided their comments on the Berezovsky v Abramovich case, as well as many other notorious cases with the involvement of Russian companies and businessmen examined recently by English courts.
The speakers were:
Stuart Dutson, Eversheds LLP, Partner, UK
Andy Moody, Eversheds LLP, Partner, UK
James Hargrove, Eversheds LLP, Partner, Switzerland
Irina Onikienko, Capital Legal Services International, LLC, Partner
Anna Leksashova, Capital Legal Services International, LLC, Attorney
Such practical meetings have become tradition for Capital Legal Services. The firm arranges various business breakfasts, workshops and round tables on a regular basis. The format of discussion allows to reveal critical business problems and to offer solutions in the most efficient way.