Court of Appeal considers what is required for a Debtor to succeed in dismissal of Bankruptcy Summons

In brief:

  • Debtor appeals bankruptcy adjudication to the Court of Appeal
  • Claims amount due in Bankruptcy Summons is incorrect
  • Appeal dismissed on all grounds
  • Written judgment discusses what a debtor has to prove in order to succeed in dismissal of a Bankruptcy Summons
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Maxima Legal has joined the panel of legal partners for ROSINFRA, a new digital platform for infrastructure projects

Maxima Legal began cooperating with the ROSINFRA digital platform, launched in the summer of 2020 by the National Center for PPP to support the parties in the infrastructure market. The platform acts as a full-fledged accelerator of design solutions and financial instruments to assist in the preparation and implementation of infrastructure and PPP projects, and also produces analytical studies and educational programmes. More than 50 regions of the Russian Federation are already working with the platform, as well as more than 5,000 market players, including construction contractors, private investors, banks, including VEB.RF, Sberbank, Gazprombank and others.

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Maxima Legal’s lawyers have helped protect a fashion industry player from unfair competition

ANSE, one of the largest players in the fashion industry in the Russian faux fur market, instructed to Maxima Legal to protect its clothing designs that a competitor had misused. Maxima Legal lawyers helped the client prove the unlawful use of original designs. The Federal Antimonopoly Service has ruled that Goodwill’s actions amount to unfair competition. It was found that the company and its affiliates intentionally introduced coats which reproduced the design of ANSE’s products. The matter is rare for the Russian fashion sector – the dispute paves the way for financial sanctions against the violator.

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The Best Lawyers international rating has listed Maxima Legal in 16 areas and named Maxim Avrashkov lawyer of the year

International ranking Best Lawyers has presented its annual list of Russian lawyers recommended in various fields of law. Seven experts from Maxima Legal were listed.

Managing Partner, Head of the Commercial and Corporate department, Maxim Avrashkov, has been listed as one of the leading Russian lawyers for M&A matters. In addition, Maxim Avrashkov was listed in corporate governance and compliance sector and also ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in this category.

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e-legal® june 2020


The month of June was characterized, at the legislative level, by the approval and publication of Decree-Law no. 26/2020, of June 16, which amended the exceptional measures for the protection of credits of families, companies, private social solidarity institutions and other entities of the social economy, as well as the special regime of personal guarantees of the State, in the context of the COVID-19 disease pandemic. Read more…

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Strategic acquisitions

We were delighted to advise our client Ellab A/S, supported by EQT Partners, on their recent strategic acquisition of Instrument Technology Limited and, subsequently, Qualus in Ireland. These acquisitions form part of Ellab’s expansion in qualification and validation services in Ireland.

For further information, please see Ellab’s website here and here.

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Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast | Episode 7: Joe Mittag | OMF Otto Mittag & Partner

Joe Mittag is a partner with OMF Otto Mittag & Partner, a law firm in Germany and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Joe talk about how Germany’s handling of the pandemic has allowed them to open up after a three-week quarantine, considering clients as part of your firm’s team, and a theme for many of our firms, the importance of communication.

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The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation reviewed a case initiated by a number of Internet users against the American social network Facebook Inc.

The Russian users filed a lawsuit against Facebook Inc. based on the Terms of Service violations. Moreover, the users also motivated their lawsuit by illegal use of their personal data.

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New explanations of the FAS Russia on certain aspects of advertising in the field of pharmaceuticals and healthcare

The latest Explanations of the FAS Russiaconcern the following:


Specification of the information about the license is not required directly in the advertising of medical activities that are subject to licensing. Verification of the presence of relevant documents is carried out at the request of the advertising distributor in accordance with article 13 of the Law on advertising. The advertiser, in turn, shall provide reports, including information about the availability of a license, mandatory certification and state registration.

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A.& K. Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firm in 2020 IAM Patent 1000 ranking tables!

We are most excited to announce that IAM Patent 1000 just released 2020 ranking tables and A.& K. Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firm is included in “The World’s Leading Patent Professionals”.

IAM Patent 1000 also recommends Kriton Metaxopoulos, Managing Partner and Irini Daroussou, Partner as IP experts, recognizing their broad IP knowledge and expertise.

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