Although class action procedures were codified in Russian civil procedure legislation in October 2019, they have not been especially popular or widely used in the last two years. Just a handful of class action cases have been resolved so far. Lately, however, it seems they are becoming more common – even reaching the e-learning sector, which has expanded significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic in Russia. A class action against an educational platform called GeekBrains has…
Ekaterina Erova is an associate in the Moscow office of Baker McKenzie and a mediator. She specializes in dispute resolution, particularly product liability disputes (including class/group claims); disputes with state authorities; defamation & damage to business reputation claims; disputes over property involving inheritance or matrimonial claims; other sensitive business & personal disputes; general commercial litigation.