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Heated debate: delays to the amended Russian Civil Code


The Civil Code was initially developed in the early 1990s, with a new draft published at the beginning of 2012 and widely debated since then. After lengthy discussions the draft was approved by the State Duma in the first reading, but as the process goes forward, the reaction becomes ever more heated. The second hearing was postponed four times.
The draft law covers civil law regulation as it currently stands across the board (corporate, real estate, contract law, tort law, IP rights, private international law, inheritance law, and so on).