4.5. Legislative Reform: Judge’s Discretion and Case Law in Criminal Proceedings

Date to be confirmed

General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)

Today, with the implementation of large-scale national projects and the constant search for areas of new economic growth, ensuring that legal regulations are up to date and consistent with the rapid pace of economic development is becoming increasingly important. It is no secret that the certainty and predictability of legal regulations on criminal responsibility for economic crimes, and their respective enforcement, have a significant impact on business activity. The past year was marked by high-profile criminal cases revealing a number of problems that must be promptly resolved, including the adequacy of liability for foreign currency regulation breaches, protecting the rights of those engaged in capital amnesty and determining the limits of judicial discretion in criminal cases. 

We invite you to discuss the above and other issues important to reforming criminal procedure: 

  • Fast facts: legislative amendments and key trends in the enforcement practice as related to criminal responsibility for the nonrepatriation of funds and money transfers to non-resident accounts using forged documents (Article 193.1 of the Russian Criminal Code);
  • Evidence assessment by courts in cases over economic crimes;
  • The Impact of the classification of a crime on the measure of restraint and other measures of procedural compulsion to be applied as demonstrated by economic crimes;
  • Property valuation as key evidence of an economic crime: what to do? 
  • Prosecution of cartels: recent developments in antitrust regulation and criminal case law.


Victoria Burkovskaya

Partner, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

* The Programme may be subject to change