Russian Law

Hardcover | March 26, 2009

byWilliam Butler

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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 legalsystems and made a thorough examination of the country's legal institutions and procedural and substantive law. In this third 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 oninsurance 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, pledgeand 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 andforeign 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..

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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 legalsystems and made a thorough examination of the co...

William Butler is a pre-eminent authority on the legal systems of Russia and extensively involved in the field of public and private international law. He has been the John Edward Fowler distinguished Professor of Law at the Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University since 2005 and was previously Emeritus Professor of Comp...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:850 pagesPublished:March 26, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199562229

ISBN - 13:9780199562220

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Table of Contents

The Setting1. Russian Law in Comparative Legal Studies2. The Pre-Revolutionary Heritage3. Russian Legal HistoryThe Legal System4. Sources of Law5. Legal Profession and Legal Education6. The Administration of Legality7. Civil, Arbitrazh, and Criminal ProcedureThe Substantive Law8. Constitutional and Administrative Law9. Civil Law10. Family Law11. Entrepreneurial Law12. Securities Regulation13. Banking and Insurance Law14. Taxation15. Natural Resources and the Environment16. Labour Law17. Criminal LawThe Law and Foreign Relations18. The Law relating to Foreigners and Foreign Affairs19. Foreign Investment and Trade Law20. Commonwealth of Independent StatesResource Materials21. Resource Materials on Russian Law22. Russian Law and the Foreign PractitionerAppendix. Constitution of the Russian FederationIndex of NamesSubject Index

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