Mikhail Antonov and Kirill Belyakov, partners of Aspectum, together with Mr. Geert Corstens, ex-President of the Supreme Сourt of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Mr. Rutger Wery, a judge of the Сourt of Appeals of the district of Arnhem, the Netherlands, participated in the legal community meeting, which took place on December, 22nd 2016…

Our client was sued by their employee in the Vasileostrovsky District court of St. Petersburg for the recovery of overtime wages, including compensation for work on weekends and holidays, late wage payments, moral damages, and legal expenses. According to the case materials, the employer had established the Employee’s normal working hours under the Labor code…

The Law school of the University of Graz (Austria) hosted the international conference “EU Action and Global Justice” on November, 24-25, 2016. Aspectum partner Mikhail Antonov attended the conference and was a guest speaker on a report titled “Russian exceptionalism in human rights”. The participants discussed issues regarding the formation and improvement of justice mechanisms…

The International Commercial Arbitration Court at Trading-Industrial Chamber of the Russian Federation (ICAC) has completed trial number73/2016 on the recovery of funds (for the advance payment of an equipment supply contract) against a Russian company from Vladivostok in favor of our client from South Africa, who was the vendor who initiated the court proceedings. Parties…

On the 20-22 of November 2016, Mikhail Antonov, Aspectum partner, participated in the international conference “Rule of Law – Religious Perspectives” and presented a paper on “Religion and Rule of Law in Russia: Mutual Challenges”. The conference was held at the law faculty of Bar-Ilan University (Tel Aviv, Israel) and discussions covered issues on the…

Aspectum represented a client in a trial with St. Petersburg Customs in regards to customs fees recovery older than three years since the goods were carried through the border. Aspectum argued that customs fees older than three years are not recoverable due to current laws on statute of limitation laws and any demand from custom…

Kirill Belyakov, a partner at Aspectum Law Firm, spoke at a business seminar for staff and clients of the Bank SIAB on the topics of courts cases relating to insurance (OSAGO, KASKO, medical insurance, etc.) at the SIAB Premium Club (business center Holiday Inn Moskovsky prospect, 97A). The presentation included real cases related to the…

Employees of our client filed a suit in the Petrodvortsovy district court of St.-Petersburg, requesting that the court recognize actions of our client in allegedly “forcing” the usage of all collective annual paid leave in 2016 during a certain timeframe to be illegal in nature. The suit asked to recognize this leave period mandated by…

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Nail Aliyev, an Aspectum dispute resolution practice lawyer, held a master class for law students during “Career Day” in the National Research University “Higher school of Economics” (HSE) in St. Petersburg. This masterclass covered important issues of additional skills vital to every law school graduate, how to choose a career path after graduation, what law…

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