TOP LEGAL EVENTS OF THE LAST WEEK
While international sanctions restrict manoeuvrability, Russia is actively exploring alternative paths and mechanisms that will allow corporate disputes to be resolved, involving various international parties. One such path is referring to the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. Among the obvious advantages of international arbitration are : confidentiality, cost and time reduction in dispute resolution, and the finality of the decision making . China skillfully exploits the situation to its advantage, increasing Russia's dependence in various areas.
Russian businesses are actively switching their legal disputes to Hong Kong, having nowhere else to turn. Russian businesses are attracted to the fact that it operates under the common law system, similar to the courts in London, while maintaining a neutral stance on sanctions against the Russian Federation.
The Russian government has proposed to grant the military the right to disconnect civilian communication networks. Russian military personnel are being offered the right to control civilian communication networks during emergencies, including the power to disconnect them. It is envisaged that frequencies intended for joint civilian and military use will be transferred to a single operator of technical facilities.
Senators have proposed imprisoning individuals for publishing videos of drone attacks. A bill has been prepared to prohibit the dissemination of photos and videos of attack sites, drone attacks, and other military information in the media and on the internet. Materials officially provided by the Russian Ministry of Defense will be exempted.
The USA has imposed sanctions against the founders of Alfa Group: Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven, German Khan, and Alexey Kuzmichev. This was reported by the US Treasury Department's press service.