On 19 June 2020, a new Russian law (known as the “Lugovoy Law,” named after its author ) enters into force, introducing a number of changes into the Russian Arbitrazh Procedural Code. Most important, Russian state commercial courts (also called “arbitrazh” courts) will now have exclusive jurisdiction over disputes directly or indirectly involving those sanctioned entities that fall within the scope of Russian legislation (“Disputes”). Disputes also include disputes between foreign businesses if these sanctions…
Anton Maltsev is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Dispute Resolution Practice Group in Moscow. Prior to joining the Firm in 2005, Mr. Maltsev worked for three years as a lawyer at Amur Machinery and Services, a Caterpillar dealership in the Russian Far East. He focuses on dispute resolution and general commercial and corporate law issues. He has significant experience in corporate and general commercial disputes, administrative/regulatory litigation and bankruptcy.