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Ilyashev & Partners Secured the Enforcement of the English Court Judgment in Russia

News date: 29 January 2019

Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm managed to obtain an enforcement order from the Russian court in the action of the PJSC Alfa-Bank against businessman Kirill Podolsky, the former owner of the online agency Anywayanyday, in the amount of more than USD 12 million.

Rostov Regional Court upheld the petition filed by the firm’s lawyers to enforce the relevant Order of the Commercial Court of the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice in England and Wales in the suit filed by the PJSC Alfa Bank against Kirill Podolsky in the territory of the Russian Federation.

This decision is a precedent for the Russian case law, since it entails the enforcement of the English court judgment in Russia. As a rule, the decisions of English courts are not enforced in Russia due to the absence of the relevant agreement between the countries on the provision of legal aid and a fairly critical attitude of Russian courts to the ways the parties are served notifications in the UK.

As a next step in this case the firm will actually act to collect money from the debtor within the framework of enforcement or bankruptcy proceedings.