This Dutch-Russian legal cooperation project has focused on two distinct legal fields that fall under Parts One and Two of the Russian Civil Code: proprietary rights and legal persons. In the course of the project several working group meetings and consultations have taken place on legal notions such as the state registration of legal entities, the division of legal entities, the rights of creditors of a legal entity under reorganization, the protection of ownership, the general provisions of proprietary rights, the acquisition and termination of proprietary rights, and the permanent right of ownership and use.
The various consultations in Russia and the Netherlands have put these key issues in the field of proprietary rights and legal persons in a broad international perspective, having them interlink with relevant international developments in the area of civil law. This fruitful cooperation has resulted in the preparation by the Research Center for Private Law of a draft federal law “On the amendments of Parts One, Two, Three, and Four of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation” that was presented to the Russian Presidential Administration in December 2010.
- Russia // Dutch assistance in amending Civil Code 16 August 2011Various legal concepts in the area of proprietary rights and legal persons discussed in the Dutch-Russian project on the modernization of the Russian Civil Code. Over the past 20 months the Russian Research Center for Private Law and the Council for the Codification of Civil Legislation, two legal advisory bodies under the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, have worked with several Dutch legal experts from the Center for International Legal Cooperation (CILC) to bring parts of the Russian Civil Code into line with modern standards in contemporary civil legislation. This bilateral legal cooperation effort was established by a Russian presidential decree of 2008 that entrusted the Research Center and the Council for Codification with the task of designing the further modernization of the Russian Civil Law so that it better corresponds with the economic, social, and political situation in modern-day Russia. This Dutch-Russian legal cooperation project has...
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- Russia // Delegation informed on Dutch system of proprietary rights 22 September 2010The President of the Russian Supreme Arbitration Court, Anton Alexandrovich Ivanov, accompanied by four legal experts, visited CILC from 13 – 17 September 2010. This high level delegation is part of the working group on Proprietary Rights of the Russian Research Center for Private Law, an advisory body to President Medvedev. This working group is drafting amendments to the first part of the Russian Civil Code and the visiting experts sought specific Dutch legal expertise for shaping and fine-tuning the laws on land registration, the conveyance of real property and property protection. During its stay in The Netherlands the Russian delegation consulted the minister of Justice Mr. Hirsch Ballin, The Kadaster International and the Royal Dutch Notarial Society. At the close of the week the Russian experts met with professor of Civil Law and European Private Law at Maastricht University Sjef Van Erp. Based on the Dutch input the working...
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- The Hague // President of the Russian Supreme Arbitration Court visits CILC 2 April 2010The President of the Russian Supreme Arbitration Court, Anton Alexandrovich Ivanov, accompanied by four legal experts, visits CILC from 13 – 17 September 2010 in the context of more than 15 years of Dutch-Russian legal cooperation in the field of civil law. The Russian experts are in The Netherlands to get informed on the Dutch system of proprietary law. The Russian Supreme Arbitration Court is the highest Russian authority for the settlement of economic disputes. The delegation that visits The Netherlands this week is also part of the working group on Proprietary Law of the Russian Research Center for Private Law. The working group prepares an advice to President Medvedev how to modernize the Russian civil code on obtaining, protecting and registering property. In this context the delegation will consult Minister of Justice Hirsch Ballin, professor of private law at Maastricht University Van Erp, the Kadaster International and the Royal...
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