Supervision and Preventive Work Department of the Office of Supervision and Preventive Work of the Main Department of EMERCOM in Saint-Petersburg filed a claim against “VARNOST” LTD represented by “Aspectum.” under part 4 of Article 14.1 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation to the Arbitration court of St.-Petersburg and Leningrad region (case number…

“Aspectum.” sponsored the “Sovereignty and its interpretation” conference hosted by the St.-Petersburg Institute of Foreign Economic Relations, Economics and Law on May 22-23, 2017. The conference was covered by “Works of the Russian Academy of Sciences State and Law Institute” magazine. The conference was attended by legal scholars and practicing lawyers from Britain, Canada, Hungary,…

“Aspectum.” Partner Mikhail Antonov took part in the Fifth International Philosophy of Law Symposium with a speech on the “Origins and Deficiencies of Systemic Approach in Law” at the law faculty of the Federal University of Paraná (Brazil, Curitiba) on May 25-26 2017. Mikhail Antonov also presented a lecture on “Philosophical aspects of modernization of…

The “Philosophical underpinnings of Russian exceptionalism in human rights and its implications for the relations between Russia and the EU” research project was awarded a Seal of Excellence – a prestigious European Commission award on 24 April 2017. The project was led by “Aspectum.” Partner Mikhail Antonov, together with the colleagues from University of Graz…

28 April 2017 “Aspectum.” Partner Mikhail Antonov gave a lecture on ”The Concept of Sovereignty in the Russian Legal Thinking” at the law faculty of the Karl Francis University in Graz (Austria) and took part in scientific seminar named “Ideological Backlash in Russia: The Roll-back of 1991? Legal and Political Implications“.

We appealed a claim to the Arbitration court of St.-Petersburg and Leningrad region on behalf of our client, a Russian company with Italian investment, against a Joint-stock company named “ICA Astaldi-IC Ictas WHSD Insaat Anonim Sirketi” (Turkey) which has several branches in Saint-Petersburg, to recover outstanding debt and contractually mandated penalties (case No A56-70344/2016). Our…

Aspectum. Partner Mikhail Antonov presented a public lecture on “Legal philosophy in Russia: contemporary debates” at the Law Faculty of the University “Magna Graecia” (Italy, Catanzaro) on 12 April 2017.

Aspectum successfully appealed a claim in the Arbitration Court for the St.-Petersburg and Leningrad region to challenge the decision of the Baltic Customs (Turukhtanny Customs Post) on the adjustment of the goods customs value (КТС) (case A56-71254/2016). According to the June 22, 2016 decision of the Customs Authority, the customs value (ТС) of the goods…

A former employee of our client appealed to the Petrodvortsovy district court of St. Petersburg on a wrongful termination suit for the re-employment, the recovery of lost wages, non-pecuniary damage and attorney fees claim (Case number 2-652/17). The employee was dismissed in connection with layoff procedures as followed from the case materials. However, he filed…

We launched a young professionals internship program together with the HSE in Saint-Petersburg for law school students. HSE Law school 4th year students Evgenya Logvinova and Anna Welchinskaya were among the first participants of the program. They were invited to visit our law firm to receive valuable work experience by learning and from interactions with…

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