02 November 2020 - The case of Marina Dunyushina is presently being reviewed by the Dorogomilovsky District Court of Moscow. The former head of Khimki Land Committee is accused of high-value fraud. Investigators believe that the former official illegally transferred a 20-hectare land lot in Khimki to IKEA. One piece of evidence is the fact that the relevant ruling of Khimki city administration in 1993 makes mention of the Land Code of the Russian Federation. This Code was only adopted in 2001, while in 1993 the Land Code of RSFSR was still in force. According to the investigation, the ruling was issued retroactively or simply falsified. The experts however don’t take these findings for granted; searching in databases demonstrates similar confusions with naming in both government rulings and High Court documents. Roman Belanov, a lawyer with Khrenov&Partners, shares his opinion.

07 October 2020
IFLR1000 published its annual rankings of national legal firms for all jurisdictions and practices.

Khrenov&Partners is recognized in Tier 4 of Restructuring and insolvency category for the Russian Federation.
23 September 2020 released the results of its regular Russian insolvency market study and published a ranking of legal firms that most often participate in insolvency cases in courts.

Khrenov&Partners joined the 4th group of the federal ranking among boutique companies.
21 August 2020
Delovoy Peterburg - The Committee on Road Management of the Leningrad Region appealed to the Arbitrary Court of Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Region following the inspections held at Kingissep District. In May 2020, the Governor of the Leningrad Region Alexander Drozdenko granted the Committee with the powers to check how the businesses follow the measures to counter the spread of COVID-19. According to the results of the inspection, most violations are the same, mainly the store personnel not wearing gloves. The Arbitrary Court of Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Region however rejected four claims by the Committee without consideration. Irina Serova, the head of St Petersburg regional office of Khrenov&Partners, provides her opinion on the matter.
20 August 2020
Delovoy Peterburg - The Arbitrary Court of Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Region left without consideration a claim of the bank which in January 2020 had initiated a bankruptcy process of Olga Kargina who used to hold a number of senior posts with the bank including that of non-core assets management department head. According to the bank, the defendant owes it 123.3 million rubles. Irina Serova, the head of St Petersburg regional office of Khrenov&Partners, comments on the story.
03 August 2020
Kommersant FM - Ivan Safronov, former journalist of Kommersant who is charged with state treason, has rejected a plea deal. He was asked to reveal his sources of information. According to investigators, while working for Kommersant, Safrovon passed state secrets to Czech intelligence. At the same time the FSB insists that the case is not related to Safronov’s journalistic work. Safronov believes the opposite and denies any guilt. Roman Belanov, a lawyer with Khrenov&Partners, comments the new developments in Safronov’s case.
27 July 2020
Vedomosti - According to the Federal Registry of Persons with Disabilities, there are now 3.4 million working-age people with limited health abilities. As on April 1, according to the Federal Labor & Employment Service, less than 1/3 of them had jobs – only 905,894 people. During the pandemics, the number of disabled workers dropped by 3,614 people. Employers however have offered more positions for disabled people during the pandemics. According to HeadHunter, in May 2020 4,716 such positions were opened which is 34% more than in May 2019, and 6,433 positions were added in June (58% more compared to June 2019). Tatyana Nikolaenko, Head of Labour Law Practice with Khrenov&Partners, comments on the situation.
21 July 2020
Kommersant FM - It is proposed to fine noisy neighbors in the amounts of up to tens of thousands of rubles. A draft law has been brought before the State Duma, and the deputies will discuss it during the autumn session. According to Anatoly Vyborny, one of the authors of the law and the member of the State Duma Security Committee, the specific sanctions will be discussed when the document passes the second reading. The deputies plan to make this law a federal legislation. And the owners of the apartments will be held responsible for noisy tenants. Roman Belanov, a lawyer with Khrenov&Partners, delivered his comments about the proposal.
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