08 December 2017

On December 7 at the Ritz Carlton Moscow held a solemn ceremony devoted to the announcement of ranking "" results. 

"" is the first national ranking of law firms, to the results of which orient large and medium-sized businesses, the judiciary, government and law enforcement agencies. This year the ranking was conducted for the eighth time, it is the largest research of the legal market in Russia, reflecting the latest development trends in law firms and the market as a whole.

08 December 2017
Kommersant - Tatneft successfully challenged on appeal the decision of the High court of London, which in November 2016 rejected the claim of the Russian company to the owners of the Ukrainian group "Privat" Igor Kolomoisky and Gennady Bogolyubov. Oil company accused the business in the fraudulent misappropriation of funds from oil supplies to the Kremenchug refinery, which at the end of 2000-ies came under the control of the group "Privat" and estimated the damage at $334 million.

The court of appeal of England and Wales upheld the appeal of Tatneft for the decision of the High court of London dated November 8, 2016, which rejected the claim of the oil company to the Ukrainian businessmen Gennady Bogolyubov, Igor Kolomoisky, Alexander Yaroslavsky and Pavel Ovcharenko.

The lawyer of Khrenov and Partners Alexander Kostin commented on the possible outcome of the case.

08 December 2017
Vedomosti - The Kuibyshev district court of St.-Petersburg on October 24 approved a settlement agreement between LLC "Telegraph" and former employee of the company, Anton Rosenberg. According to Anton, it fulfilled all his requirements. The company also undertook to withdraw the counter-claim of 100 million rubles. Telegram Scandal erupted in mid-September. Rosenberg gave publicity to a conflict with the founder of the messenger Pavel Durov and his brother Nikolay and has accused the company of illegal dismissal and put under a question the confidentiality of personal correspondence in the messenger.

Tatyana Nikolaenko, head of Empoyment law practice at Khrenov & Partners gave her opinion on the matter.

08 December 2017
Kommersant - The constitutional court has obliged the courts to consider claims of private owners, from whom the Crimean authorities seized the property under the law of the Crimea "On peculiarities of regulation of property and land relations on the territory of the Republic of Crimea". It would not be easy to restore their rights as the courts should assess the legality of their even registered rights to the disputed objects prior to accession of Crimea. Dmitry Shniger, an associate at Khrenov & Partners commented on the issue.
02 October 2017 - Pavel Krasheninnikov introduced a bill that sparked a heated discussion among lawyers and sharp criticism of the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers. The deputy proposes to allow the representation in courts only for those lawyers who have a higher legal education and a special accreditation of the relevant authorities.

Dmitry Shniger, a lawyer at Khrenov & Partners commented on the bill.

27 September 2017
Forbes - In June 2015, Boris Kovalchuk, the chairman of Inter RAO holding and son of the Rossiya bank owner, Yuri Kovalchuk, announced the intention of Inter RAO to consolidate 100% of Mosenergosbyt (MES). At the beginning of September 2017, the holding announced that it had finally collected 95.17% of MES shares and has the right to buy back shares from minority shareholders (the so-called squeeze-out).
It will not be easy to do this. Minority shareholders of MES have been trying for a year to prove that Inter RAO got the right to squeeze out bypassing the law. Not having succeed in two instances, minority shareholders on Wednesday, September 20, won in the cassation. Forbes, with the help of lawyers Dmitry Lobachev and Alexander Kondratyuk from Khrenov & Partners, figured out the reasons for the corporate dispute.
15 September 2017

Toronto, September 14 - On September 14-15, Alexander Konkov, head of the international dispute resolution practice of Khrenov & Partners visited the annual meeting of Interlex member companies in Toronto.

Interlex is a worldwide association of leading law firms that cooperate to provide a complete range of international legal and business services to clients. Interlex was founded in 1973 and currently consists of 47 firms in 61 countries.

Khrenov & Partners successfully passed all stages of strict selection among Russian law firms for inclusion in Interlex: analysis of expertise, preliminary interviews, etc. Based on the results of the selection, Khrenov & Partners was included in the list of members of the association in August 2017.

07 July 2017

CIS Arbitration Forum - On 1 September 2016 important amendments relating to recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in Russia came into force. The most significant novelty consists in the introduction of Article 245.1 of the Arbitrazh [Commercial] Procedure Code of the Russian Federation (hereinafter referred to as “the APC”) establishing new rules for recognition of those foreign judgements on economic disputes, which do not require enforcement due to their nature.

K&Ps lawyers Alexander Kosin and Victoria Kholodova prepared an analysis of the amendments: "Certain issues relating to recognition of foreign judgments on economic disputes, which do not require enforcement under Arbitrazh [Commercial] Procedure Code of Russian Federation".