Pepeliaev Group’s practice areas have demonstrated exceptional results in The Legal 500 – 2021 Pepeliaev Group has continued to perform positively at the top of The Legal 500 international ratings.
The Supreme Court has brought reasonableness into focus The Russian Supreme Court’s Plenum has prepared a clarification on the most controversial issues of the application of anti-trust legislation by courts. On the one hand, the Court has ensured consistency with the approaches it developed previously: its Resolution No. 2 dated 4 March 2021 (the “New Resolution”) almost completely replaced Resolution No. 30 “On certain issues arising in connection with commercial courts applying antitrust legislation” dated 30 June 2008 of the Plenum of the Russian Supreme Commercial Court (the “SCC Plenum's Resolution”), except for the provisions regarding administrative liability, which remained unchanged. On the other, a striking feature of the clarifications was a signal of the need to follow the principle of reasonableness, which implies that business entities’ conduct should be assessed from the perspective of economic strategy and effectiveness.
Sergey Pepeliaev has become a member of the new Council for the Development of the Arbitration Process Sergey Pepeliaev, Managing Partner of Pepeliaev Group, has accepted an invitation to become a member of the new Council for the Development of the Arbitration Process. The Council for the Development of the Arbitration Process was created in accordance with the Federal Law “On arbitration (arbitration proceedings) in the Russian Federation” and carries out its activities in accordance with an Order of the Russian Ministry of Justice.
Elena Sokolovskaya spoke at the Antimonopoly Forum held by the Russian Corporate Counsel Association On 26 March, the Non-profit Partnership Corporate Counsel Association held its annual Antimonopoly Forum titled “A robust economy = robust competition” supported by the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (“FAS”) and the Eurasian Economic Commission. Elena Sokolovskaya, a partner at Pepeliaev Group, opened the session dedicated to hot topics in cross-border trade. She spoke about the territory-based division of product supplies being an admissible strategy and also outlined the principal ways in which the FAS and the Eurasian Economic Commission tend to approach the matter.
Pepeliaev Group has demonstrated exceptional results in the Chambers Europe 2021 ratings Our Tax Law and Employment and Migration Law Practices occupy their traditional top positions in Band 1. In the individual ratings, the reviewers have given prominent placings to Managing Partner Sergey Pepeliaev (Eminent Practitioner), Partner Julia Borozdna (Band 1), and Head of the IP Practice Valentina Orlova (Band 1). In addition to them, Rustem Ahmetshin, a Senior Partner in the Tax Practice, has improved his individual result and has risen to Band 1.
Valentina Orlova participated in debates held by the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, A.R. Belousov Valentina Orlova, head of the IP and trademarks practice at Pepeliaev Group, participated in debates held by the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, A.R. Belousov. The debates were dedicated to the development of a strategic initiative: “A new intellectual property market”.