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Russian Law 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9780199562220
Previous Edition ISBN: 0199254001
Published: March 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £270.00

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When the first edition of Professor Butler's book was published in 1999 it was hailed as the first systematic account of Russian law and the Russian legal system since the demise of the Soviet Union. The second edition built on his examination of Russian law in the context of other legal systems and made a thorough examination of the country's legal institutions and procedural and substantive law.

In this 3rd edition the author reviews the law reform of Putin's era, including the impact of decisions of the European Court of Human Rights as sources of Russian Law, a new chapter on insurance law and the essentials of local government law. The book has been updated throughout to include the latest legislation since the last edition, including reform of the law of intellectual property, competition, foreign investment, the legal status of foreigners, treaties, securities, pledge and mortgage, State corporations, the legal profession and the penal system, labour law, taxation, procedure, international arbitration, the judicial system and procuracy, justices of the peace, State structure, and environmental and natural resource law.

Butler's emphasis is on post-Soviet law reform and on the creation of a democratic, market-oriented legal framework which seeks to attract foreign investment. Chapters such as those on entrepreneurial law, securities regulation, banking and insurance, taxation, and the status of foreigners and foreign investment law make this volume an essential purchase for those advising potential investors in Russia and the CIS.

For those with a more academic interest in Russian law there are also chapters on Russian legal history and legal theory, together with a detailed guide to relevant publications and materials.

This authoritative work will be embraced by practising lawyers, the investment community, government legal advisors, and scholars seeking a comprehensive and practical introduction to the Russian legal system.

New to this edition

  • The impact of the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights as sources of Russian law
  • Coverage of insurance law for the first time
  • Essentials of local government law considered
  • New chapter on 'Russian Law and the Foreign Practitioner' comments on the ways in which the material in the book is of immediate relevance to the practitioner.

Other Jurisdictions , Russian Federation
The Setting
1. Russian Law in Comparative Legal Studies
2. The Pre-Revolutionary Heritage
3. Russian Legal History
The Legal System
4. Sources of Law
5. Legal Profession and Legal Education
6. The Administration of Legality
7. Civil, Arbitrazh, and Criminal Procedure
The Substantive Law
8. Constitutional and Administrative Law
9. Civil Law
10. Family Law
11. Entrepreneurial Law
12. Securities Regulation
13. Banking and Insurance Law
14. Taxation
15. Natural Resources and the Environment
16. Labour Law
17. Criminal Law
The Law and Foreign Relations
18. The Law relating to Foreigners and Foreign Affairs
19. Foreign Investment and Trade Law
20. Commonwealth of Independent States
Resource Materials
21. Resource Materials on Russian Law
22. Russian Law and the Foreign Practitioner
Appendix. Constitution of the Russian Federation
Index of Names
Subject Index ;