This report summarizes the annual federal agencies’ regulatory activity. We analyzed 550k inspections to highlight trends in Russian regulation in 2021. Full text (in Russia)
In a new policy memo titled “Legal Norms on Forced Breach of Contract (Force Majeure): a study of enforcement by State Commercial Courts” IRL researchers study how Russian commercial courts tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. We found 4161 cases considering this issue of non-performance due to force majeure from the universe of all rulings in March 2020 — October 2021. We then focused our analysis on cases related to the impossibility of fulfilling obligations under loan and credit agreements in disputes with banks, as well as in disputes of organizations affected by the pandemic.
Recent issue of the European Journal of Risk Regulation includes a paper by Vladimir Kudryavtsev, Ruslan Kuchakov, and Daria Kuznetsova titled «Two monkey wrenches in the Russian regulatory reform». This paper assesses the 2016 regulatory reform in Russia.
We present a policy memo “Same Point of Law”: Citations of [Precedent] Cases in Commercial Courts". We examined 6.9 million texts of rulings of state commercial (“arbitrazh”) courts to identify references to judicial law-making: legal positions set forth by courts in similar cases. Some findings from this study:
The IRL assessed several state relief program expansion scenarios during the Pandemic. We based our estimation on firm registration data, staff employment, and financials for 2018–2019. Full text (in Russian)
In 2019 Russia started a new phase of regulatory reform – „regulation guillotine.“ Our report, „The intermediate results of regulatory reform in Russia during 2016-2019“ summarizes the intermediate results of reform based on data from 11 major federal agencies. Full text (in Russian)