Russia imposes limitations on operation of Russian courts in light of Covid-19 outbreak

On 8 April 2020 the Presidium of the Russian Supreme Court and the Presidium of the Russian Council of Judges issued order No. 821, pursuant to which, the operation of the Russian courts will be limited to emergency actions only, for the period up to 30 April 2020. We have summarised the key provisions of the order and how these will affect court hearings, case file materials and submissions, as well as provided our view as to how the current situation affects procedural deadlines and limitation periods.

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