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…

Aspectum successfully appealed a negligence claim against the Baltic Customs to refund excessive customs duties to the client. Recognition of the excessive customs duty was a result of another successful case where arguments led by Aspectum were heard in the Arbitration Court on a claim against an unlawful decision issued by the local Customs authorities…

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…

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