Amendments Adopted to Part Three of the RF Civil Code Concerning the Regulation of Relations Complicated by a Foreign Component


Legal Update No.439, 6 November 2013

Dear Colleagues,

Goltsblat BLP advises of amendments adopted to Part Three of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation (Federal Law No. 260-FZ dated 30 September 2013).

The amendments specify the existing conflict of law rules and supplement the legal framework for civil law relations complicated by a foreign component. The amendments are undoubtedly positive in nature.

The amendments come into effect on 1 November 2013.

Please find a brief overview (download) of the key changes.


I. Law to be applied to the form of a transaction

II. Law applicable to a contract in the absence of agreement between the parties on the choice of law

III. New connecting factors

IV. Law to be applied to certain types of obligation

V. Law applicable to certain aspects of the activities of legal entities

VI. Information Letter of the Presidium of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation No. 158 of 9 July 2013

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