Westside law firm protected interests of a major American law firm in connection with the violation of exclusive rights of the latter

A major American law firm approached colleagues from Westside law firm in connection with the violation of the firm’s rights on the territory of the Russian Federation. 

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Westside law firm was included in the national rating of litigators

The rating of litigators is held for the second time. 53 law firms participated, they provided information on 2,551 arbitration cases, in which they participated in 2017. Compared to the previous year, the number of companies increased more than twice, 80% more cases (not taking into account bankruptcy cases) have been reviewed. As a result, law firms were divided into five groups.

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Kaliningrad Region will be the first one to legalize parallel imports. Sergey Vodolagin quoted by

In Russia, disputes over parallel imports, i.e. the ability to import goods without the consent of the right holder, have been going on for many years. Supporters of its legalization say that such a measure will reduce prices and stimulate competition. Opponents insist that parallel imports will lead to the growth of counterfeit. Experiment in the Kaliningrad region: the governor Anton Alikhanov proposed to create for importers, first of all-drugs importers - a test site in the region, - can show who is right.

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"Transneft" suspended negotiations with "Summa” on the Novorossiysk port. Sergey Vodolagin quoted by

Arrest of Magomedov brothers, co-owners of “Summa”, led to suspending of negotiations on the sale of the group's share in Novorossiysk commercial sea port (NCSP) to Transneft. The latter proposes to elect a representative of the state as a Chairman of NCSP supervisory board "in these circumstances". The port shares value fell on Tuesday at the Moscow stock exchange by 1.7%.

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S. Vodolagin made a report at the scientific round table "End-to-end Legal Institutions", which took place in the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

On March 19, 2018 a round table on the topic "End-to-end legal institutions" was held in Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. The conference was attended by prominent representatives of the legal science: d.j.s. professor V.I.Lafitskiy, d.j.s. professor N.G.Semelyutina, d.j.s. professor N.G. Doronina.

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The Supreme Court explained the procedure for filing claims in electronic form, Sergei Vodolagin quoted by

Starting from January 1, 2017, statements of claim can be filled in electronic format to the federal courts of general jurisdiction. One needs to fill in a special form posted on the portal of National Automated system “Pravosudiye”. It contains such fields as date and place of birth of the person submitting the documents, his Individual Tax-payer Number, information about his registration as Individual Entrepreneur, as well as full name, Individual Tax-payer Number and PSRN (Primary State Registration Number) of the entity. If these fields are left blank, the documents will not be submitted.

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