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RUSSIAN COMMERCIAL LAW (LAWSG089) Credit value: 30 credits (12 ECTS)
Assessment method for UCL Master students: Three-hour unseen written examination
Assessment method for SIL students: Two-hour unseen written examination
This module covers the business and commercial aspects of Russian law. The topics covered in the module include foreign investment regulations, contract law, company law, natural resources law, and law on dispute settlement (primarily international commercial arbitration).
The module is intended to give students a broad knowledge of law needed for foreign investment in Russia. Despite its European origin, Russian law has some unique characteristics, including the occasional appearance of "legal nihilism". The module focuses on how Russian law operates in reality.
Introduction – An Overview of the Russian Legal System and its Historical Background
Sources of Law – the Role of Judicial Precedents
The Civil Code – the Cornerstone of Russian Private Law (a Unified Civil/Commercial Code)
Basic Rules on Commercial Transactions
Property Law – Land Law
Law on Obligations – Contract and Tort
Means of Securing Obligations
Company Law (1) Privatisation and its Aftermath
Company Law (2) Setting up Companies in Russia
Company Law (3) System of Corporate Governance
Natural Resources Law – Oil and Gas Projects
Dispute Settlement – Courts
International Commercial Arbitration – Enforcement of Foreign Award
Russian Commercial Law, 2nd edition, Kluwer International
Preliminary reading: to be confirmed
Other information: N/A
Prizes for this module: There are currently no prizes available for this module.