The imperfections and limitations of the Russian federal law ‘On State Registration of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs’ that regulated the state registration of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs during their establishment, reorganization or liquidation, led to a renewed partnership between CILC and the Russian Supreme Commercial Court (SCC), the highest judicial body for the resolution of commercial disputes in Russia, in 2009. This law was subjected to a critical review, as it hampered economic development and frustrated legal safeguards for business actors in the Russian Federation. Following the inception phase, a logical path of activities was drawn up ranging from the design of an analytical report on the main problematic issues, to various consultation rounds and expert meetings in Moscow, a study visit to the Netherlands for broadening legal expertise, and a roundtable discussion on preliminary amendments to the current legislation. After the last roundtable discussion in October 2010, the working group of the SCC prepared the proposed amendments to the federal law and included them in a draft law for a final commentary by the Dutch experts involved. This draft law was handed over in December 2010 and commented upon in January 2011. Subsequently, the Russian working group would start discussions with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation and then the Presidential Administration on the draft law and its introduction in the State Duma for consideration, approval and adoption.
Manon de Courten
Ingrid de Haer-Douma
- Russia // Amendments to legislation on registration of legal entities 29 March 2011Legal certainties and investment rights in the Russian Federation given a boost by a two year Dutch-Russian legal cooperation project. Over the past 24 months the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation, the highest judicial body for the resolution of commercial disputes, has worked with several Dutch legal experts of the Center for International Legal Cooperation (CILC) on drafting proposed amendments to the imperfect and limited Russian Federal Law “On the state registration of legal entities and private entrepreneurs.” This law that regulates the state registration of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs during their establishment, reorganization and liquidation was in for a critical review as it hampered economic development and frustrated legal safeguards for business actors in the Russian Federation. This Dutch-Russian legal cooperation project focused mainly on the governmental body responsible for the keeping of the state register for legal entities, the role of public notaries in formalizing,...
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- Russia // Roundtable discussion concerning the legislation on the registration of legal persons 4 November 2010Early in October CILC visited the Russian Supreme Commercial Court in Moscow, accompanied by the Dutch legal experts Huub Willems and Wim Timmermans, for a round-table discussion on improving the commercial court practice and legislation on the registration of legal entities and private entrepreneurs. This visit was part of the Dutch-Russian cooperation project entitled Perfection of the Russian Legislation on Registration of Legal Bodies and Private Entrepreneurs, facilitated by the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and implemented by CILC. The focus of the round-table discussion was on the concept and structure of the latest version of the draft law, the content and scope of information in the trade register, the information filing procedure and the verification provisions for the registration authority. In Moscow the Dutch experts built on experience previously gained by their Russian counterparts during a study visit to the Netherlands in October 2009 and commented on the updated...
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