On Summary Proceedings in Commercial Courts

Russian Parliament has adopted in the first reading a draft law on the expansion of the summary proceedings in commercial courts. Alexander Muranov and Ludmila Baleevskih from Muranov, Chernyakov & Partners discuss the draft law.

Speaking at a meeting on the improvement of the work of commercial courts last November the Russian President stressed the need to reduce the workload of judges. One such measure is the long-discussed increase of the number of cases that could be considered under a simplified procedure. Not long afterwards the relevant bill was introduced.

In March 2011, the Plenum of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation designed and sent to the State Duma a draft law on the expansion of the summary proceedings in commercial courts (‘On Amendments to the Code of Procedure in Commercial Courts of the Russian Federation and the Second Part of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation in Connection with the Improvement of Summary Proceedings’).

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