Significant Changes to Summary Proceedings in Russian Arbitrazh (Commercial) Courts Adopted
Russian law allows arbitrazh (commercial) courts to grant summary judgments when the claim is uncontested, acknowledged by the respondent or when the claim amount is not financially significant. Federal Law No. 86-FZ “On Amending the RF Arbitrazh Procedure Code Due to the Development of Summary Proceedings” (the Summary Proceedings Law)2 was adopted in June of this year and will substantially change the implementation of summary proceedings in arbitrazh courts. In this article, we review the most important and interesting changes to summary proceedings that were introduced by the Summary Proceedings Law.