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Alexander Durnev comments for EG-Yurist on the Constitutional Court’s resolution concerning the sole dwelling of a bankrupt

Bankruptcy, labour and bank disputes – in the key legal positions of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation for Q2 2021, EG-Yurist. Alexander Durnev, Junior Associate at Petrol Chilikov: This issue came to light for the first time in 2003 (Ruling of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation No. 456-O dated 4 December 2003). Back then, the Constitutional Court...
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Olesya Petrol told Pravo.ru how the firm operates during the pandemic

A major US client for legal services has demanded its advisors return to their offices and resume face-to-face communications. However, during the pandemic period, people got used to working from home and having a flexible schedule. Pravo.ru learned how lawyers work in Russia, and whether their clients are happy with the remote working mode. Starting from May last year, Petrol Chilikov has...
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Feature by Elena Mazetova on data protection in international arbitration published in Legal Issues in the Digital Age

The Higher School of Economics magazine “Legal Issues in the Digital Age” has published a feature by Elena Mazetova, Associated Partner at Petrol Chilikov, titled “Data Protection Regulation and International Arbitration: Can There Be Harmonious Coexistence (with the GDPR Requirements Concerning Cross-Border Data Transfer)?” The entire text is available on the magazine’s website.
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Pravo.ru quotes Olesya Petrol on the meaning of the actual termination of family relations

Is the property acquired after the actual termination of marriage, but before the legally executed divorce considered communal property? Courts of three instances distributed the burden of proof in three different ways and each came to different conclusions. Which one of them is right was found by the Russian Supreme Court: its ruling illustrates one of the most challenging issues faced in...
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Egor Chilikov tells Pravo.ru what distinguishes quality arbitration

Pravo.ru investigated options available to Russian businesses as alternatives to Western arbitration. Partner Egor Chilikov shared his views on online arbitration, and what is the most important factor in choosing arbitration: “Some complain about the lack of a ‘presence effect’ when questioning witnesses and experts online, but I don’t see this as a significant problem,” says...
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Pravo.ru quotes Olesya Petrol’s opinion on whether money received from an ex-husband can be recognised as ‘unjust enrichment’

After the legal separation, a wife received an apartment and a "release fee", and promised not to claim any other real estate, but later filed a lawsuit for division of property. The Supreme Court of Russia dealt with the issue of whether the amount of the "release fee" was jointly acquired property or unjust enrichment for the wife. Firm partner Olesya Petrol drew readers' attention to...
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Kommersant daily quotes Egor Chilikov in its article on conflict between beneficiary and nominal owner over rights to the asset

Transaero founder Alexander Pleshakov managed to defend his right to Sky Stream company incorporated at British Virgin Islands (BVI) to hold the airline's shares. The dispute with the offshore firm's nominal owner, a former friend and lawyer of Mr. Pleshakov, Sergei Linkov, lasted eight years. Partner of Petrol Chilikov Egor Chilikov helped the journalist to understand legal aspects of the...
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Egor Chilikov told Delovoy Petersburg about the specifics of bringing corporate managers to subsidiary liability

The partner of the firm Egor Chilikov explained what acts of management, including temporary directors of a firm, may indicate the existence of grounds for invoking subsidiary liability: If Sevkabel's managers did indeed overstate their own compensation, engage in nonmarket transactions to the detriment of the company, and fail to set aside reserves for future relocations, as claimants...
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Sfera legal news portal publishes a report on the lecture on investment disputes given by Egor Chilikov

Just manipulation, no cheating: how to protect foreign investments from a recipient state? One can effectively protect their capital investments by wise investment planning. Egor Chilikov, partner at Petrol Chilikov revealed ground principles of international law on investments and told about the defence rules in relation to business assets abroad. Read the full article here (in Russian).
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Pravo.ru quotes Olesya Petrol in article on use of PR mechanisms in lawsuits

Pravo.ru, with the help of experts in the field of dispute resolution and media work, finds out whether skillful litigation PR can help influence the outcome of a case. The article offers advice from Olesya Petrol, a partner in the firm. How a lawyer should communicate with the press. Tips: Soberly assess the level of "interest" in the case before you offer it to journalists. This advice...
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