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Sergey Seliverstov (Partner, Sokolov, Maslov and Partners) took part in the 8th Air Law Conference
The conference was held on October 26, 2018. 120 delegates from different countries, including officials, representatives of aviation business, insurance companies, leading lawyers and experts in the field of aviation took part in the conference.

Sergey Seliverstov presented the report: «Moral damage and compensation obligations of the carriers and insurers (under Russian and international law)». Mr Seliverstov highlighted the legal matters related to various aspects of compensation of moral damage to airline passengers.
Sokolov, Maslov and Partners took part in the international conference "Contract as a social value"
24 October 2018. The Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation organized international conference – XIII Annual Scientific Lectures in memory of Sergey Bratus: "Contract as a social value".

Leading Russian and foreign researchers and practitioners, judges of the courts of higher instances, delegates from international organizations and businessmen participated in the conference. The significance of a contract as a juridical institution, its place in the juridical matrix and the dynamic of the development of the contractual relations in different spheres of law were in the centre of the discussion.

Sergey Seliverstov (Partner) presented the report: "Energy Service Contracts: Peculiarities of the Legislative Regulation and Practical Realization". The report was devoted to the regulation of energy saving and issues relating to promotion of the energy efficiency.

Vsevolod Krivonosov (Senior Associate) participated in the round table discussion of the contractual relations in the sphere of the government procurement, Maxim Shinko (Associate) – in the round table discussion devoted to digital economy and the perspectives of the traditional juridical institutions.

Experts of Sokolov, Maslov and Partners participated in VI Russian-Norwegian Business Forum: "Ocean Industries: Innovations in new contexts"
During the forum organized on 18 October 2018 by the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce the participants discussed the modern tendencies of the reforming and development of the Russian economy. The problems and tendencies of the Russian-Norwegian cooperation were also in the focus of the discussion. The forum was visited by the Russian and Norwegian officials, members of non-government organizations, scientists, top managers of the major companies engaged in oil and gas production, transport and logistics, shipbuilding and aquaculture, leading experts in these spheres.

Sergey Seliverstov (Partner) participated in the session «Aquaculture – into the Future», Vsevolod Krivonosov (Senior Associate) – in the session «Norwegian-Russian Maritime Innovations».
Insurance & Reinsurance 2018

Elena Popova
Regulation
1. Regulatory agencies.
Identify the regulatory agencies responsible for regulating insurance and reinsurance companies.
Since April 2014, insurance has been regulated by the Central Bank of Russia and the Ministry of Finance. The Central Bank of Russia, in its capacity of 'mega-regulator', undertakes regulation and control in all spheres of the financial market. It is the authority that issues and revokes insurance licences, checks compliance with insurance legislation, including requirements for capital and reserves, handles the registry of insurance professionals, and also issues legislative acts. The Ministry of Finance elaborates state policy and prepares draft bills in the sphere of insurance. Learn more →

Limiting the possibility to freely dispose of funds in a bank account
Clients of many Russian banks have faced recently the problem of suspending operations on accounts unilaterally without any preliminary notices of a bank to a client. Also, banks block clients' access to electronic banking systems. Banks motivate these actions by the necessity to comply with the requirements of Federal Law No. 115-FZ of 07.08.2001 "On Counteracting the Legitimization (Laundering) of Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism" (hereinafter − Federal Law No. 115-FZ). Learn more →
Chambers Europe 2018:

SMP is recognized among the best law firms in Russia
SMP is recognized among the best law firms in Russia in the Chambers Europe 2018 rankings.

Our lawyers were highly regarded by the market and clients in the area of Shipping (Transportation: Shipping, Band 2). The high reputation of our experts in disputes, advising clients on arrests of ships, collisions and damage is noted.

Our partners Mikhail Sokolov, Sergey Seliverstov and Elena Popova were recognized personally by the Chambers Europe rankings

You can get more information on the site Chambers & Partners.
The Legal 500 - 2018:

Sokolov, Maslov and Partners is recognized among the best law firms in Russia
SMP is recognized among the best law firms in Russia in the Legal 500 - 2018 rankings.

Traditionally the Firm is highly recommended for Transport expertise (Transport - ranked: tier 3). Our clients highlight the practice of shipping and aviation.

Our partners Iftikhar Pirov and Sergey Seliverstov were recognized personally.

Air Transport 2018

М. Sokolov, A. Arkhipova, S. Seliverstov
General

1. Which bodies regulate aviation in your country, under what basic laws?
Aviation is regulated in Russia by the following:

• the Ministry of Transport as the federal body of executive power in the sphere of transport, including air transport. The Ministry of Transport works out the state policy and deals with legal regulation in the sphere of, inter alia, aviation, use of the airspace and aero-navigational services provided to the users of the airspace... Learn more →
Shipping 2017

М. Sokolov, A. Arkhipova, S. Seliverstov
Newbuilding contracts
1. When does title in the ship pass from the shipbuilder to the shipowner? Can the parties agree to change when title will pass?
The parties are free to determine the time when the title passes from the shipbuilder to the shipowner. Under the Civil Code, unless otherwise provided by the contract, the risk of incidental loss of the new building passes from the shipbuilder to the shipowner at the time of acceptance.
2. Are there any remedies available in local courts to compel delivery of the vessel when the yard refuses to do so?
The shipowner may file a claim to oblige the yard to deliver the vessel. If the claim is granted by the court, it may be enforced with the assistance of bailiffs. In addition, the yard may be obliged to pay damages incurred as a result of unlawful detention of the vessel. Learn more →
IATA Aviation Liability Reporter 2017

S. Seliverstov, A. Aniskina, V. Krivonosov
Limitation of liability
Claims relating to baggage
The Russian Federation is not a party to the Montreal Convention of 1999. However, in certain cases, Russian courts apply the provisions of the Convention to aviation liability claims. In Lubchich S. v. Deutsche Lufthansa AG, a passenger filed a claim for compensation due to loss of his baggage. Learn more →
Energy Law in Europe: National, EU and International Regulation

S. Seliverstov, I.Gudkov
Energy Law in Europe: National EU and International Regulation is a classical academic edition published by Oxford University Press. The book comprises chapters written by the world's leading legal scholars dedicated to the general issues of international regulation of energy activities, energy trade and investments law, the extensive domain of the EU energy law, as well as the regulation of the energy sector in ten key jurisdictions around Europe. Learn more →
Air Transport 2017

М. Sokolov, A. Arkhipova, S. Seliverstov
General

1. Which bodies regulate aviation in your country, under what basic laws?
Aviation is regulated in the Russian Federation by the following:
• the Ministry of Transport as the federal body of executive power in the sphere of transport, including air transport. The Ministry of Transport works out the state policy and deals with legal regulation in the sphere of, inter alia, aviation, use of the airspace and aeronavigational services provided to the users of the airspace;
• the Federal Agency of Air Transport (FAAT), a federal body with executive power that provides state services and manages state property in the sphere of air transport (civil aviation), of the use of the airspace and aero-navigational services provided to the users of the airspace. Inter alia, the FAAT conducts certification of airports and keeps the state register of civil aerodromes and airports. Among other things, the FAAT is in charge of registration of aircraft. The FAAT is part of the Ministry of Transport... Learn more →
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