Russian Commercial Law

Second Edition

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This is a new and substantially expanded edition of the author's 'Russian Commercial Law' (2001) which has become the standard resource in this area. Compared to the rather chaotic situation in the 1990s, the system of commercial law in Russia has stabilised in the 2000s. Blatant abuses have become less common with the Joint Stock Company Law amendments taking effect and the new Insolvency Law being enacted. The book represents a comprehensive and in-depth study of current Russian commercial law encompassing various areas, from Company law, Banking Law, Natural Resources Law to International Commercial Arbitration. A new chapter on Environmental Law was added in the light of its significance for major natural resources and infrastructure projects. With the expertise of the author who has been involved in Russian Law studies and practice for some decades, the book is intended both for practitioners who have dealings with Russia and for academics and students.
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Biographical Note

Hiroshi Oda is the Sir Ernest Satow Professor of Japanese Law at the University of London (University College) and professor at the College d'Europe (Brugge) and the author of 'Japanese Law' (second edition) published by Oxford University Press. He held the chair of Russian law at the University of Tokyo before moving to London. He is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration representing Japan.

Professor Oda is a qualified attorney in Japan and practices Japanese and Russian law. He is a consultant to Herbert Smith, an international law firm in London with offices across the world, including in Moscow.

Review Quotes

Praise for first edition:

' ...für jeden Juristen, der sich mit dem russischen Recht befasst, ob Einsteiger, Praktiker oder Wissenschaftler, bietet Russian Commercial Law von Hiroshi Oda eine empfehlenswerte Lektüre.'
Dr.Hans Janus in the WGO
' ...[i]t should be said that the book represents a much-needed and valiant attempt to explain to Anglophone readers a complex and confusing body of law.'
Bernard Rudden, Electronic Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 7.1 (2003).
' ...Le volume qui nous est ici offert constitue, en réalité, la première étude globale portant sur la matière en langue anglaise.
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Tout au long de son etude, l’auteur manifeste le même souci d’ordre, de précision et de clarté que dans ses travaux antérieurs, ainsi que la même volonté d’expliquer, au besoin par un bref rappel historique, les solutions du droit positif.
Son mérite y est d’autant plus grande que, comme à l’accoutumée, il ne se contente pas d’exposer le droit «théorique», en se bornant à commenter les texts en vigueur, mais il cherche à montrer comment ce droit fonctionne en pratique et comment il est réellement mis en oeuvre.
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Plus que toutes les manifestations de scepticisme, le regard serein et objectif que jette l’auteur sur la réalité contemporaine nous incite à garder confiance dans l’avenir.
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Xavier BLANC-JOUVAN, Revue Internationale de Droit Comparé

Table of contents

CHAPTER 1 – SOURCES OF LAW; CHAPTER 2 – THE SYSTEM OF SETTLING DISPUTES – INSTITUTIONS; CHAPTER 3 – BASIC PRINCIPLES AND RULES OF PRIVATE LAW; CHAPTER 4 – COMPANY LAW; CHAPTER 5 – INSOLVENCY LAW; CHAPTER 6 – GENERAL RULES OF THE LAW OF OBLIGATIONS; CHAPTER 7 – MEANS OF SECURING OBLIGATIONS; CHAPTER 8 – CONTRACT LAW; CHAPTER 9 – PROPERTY AND LAND LAW; CHAPTER 10 – TORT (OBLIGATIONS ARISING FROM CAUSING OF HARM) AND UNJUST ENRICHMENT; CHAPTER 11 – BANKING LAW; CHAPTER 12 – NATURAL RESOURCES LAW; CHAPTER 13 – ENVIRONMENTAL LAW; CHAPTER 14 – TAXATION; CHAPTER 15 – THE SYSTEM OF SETTLING DISPUTES – PROCEDURE; CHAPTER 16 – PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW; INDEX.

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