Thursday, May 20
18:30 - 19:30
Track: 9. Private Law
By 2020, the Russian judicial practice included very few judicial acts releasing business debtors from liability due to Force Majeure events. The discussion of Article 401(3) of the RF Civil Code was based on the explanation why some circumstance was not a Force Majeure event. Such practice resulted from a high objective standard set by these provisions of the RF Civil Code, providing for extraordinary and inevitable nature of Force Majeure events.
Nevertheless, in a similar way as some time ago the active construction of railways made it expressly relevant to study the institute of Force Majeure, the pandemic called, first of all, for the institute to be revisited today. In particular, the RF Supreme Court in its Review of Some Judicial Practice Issues Related to Application of Law and Measures to Prevent Spreading of the New Coronavirus-induced Infection (COVID-19) №1 approved by Presidium of the RF Supreme Court on 21 April 2020, has pointed out that the abovementioned provision must be applied.
It is also evident that in the digital era it is very important for relationships governed by civil law to assess such events as communication disconnections, blackouts, hacking attacks and other factors interfering with operations of digital platforms, including the ones responsible for essential services to residential areas and functioning of transport.
The agenda of the round table will be as follows:
Chairman of the Board, Private Law Research Centre under the President of the Russian Federation named after S.S. Alexeev
Vice-President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Vice-president, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. Doctor of Law, Vadim was awarded by Gratitude of the Government of the Russian Federation. Since 1989, he worked at the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law at the Government of the Russian Federation and in 2007 was appointed as deputy Director on scientific work of this Institute. Since 2008, Vadim works in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and since 2011 is its Vice-president. Member of the Presidium of the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. Member of the Civil law codification Council at the President of the Russian Federation.
Professor of Private Law, Panthéon-Assas University (Paris 2)
Judge of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation
Senior Researcher, Private Law Research Centre under the President of the Russian Federation named after S.S. Alekseev
Head of the Department of the Law of Obligations, The Private Law Research Centre Under the President of the Russian Federation Named After S.S. Alekseev
* The Programme may be subject to change
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