Transport law in Russia and Ukraine

28.10.2010 (15:00 - 19:00)

Haus der Patriotischen Gesellschaft, Kirchhof-Saal.Trostbrücke 4, 20457 Hamburg.

Topics and speakers:

The limitation of the carrier’s liability for loss of and damage to the goods under the law of the Russian Federation.

Prof. Dr. Tamara Abova, Moscow

Prof. Dr. Abova teaches civil law at the Institute of International Relations in Moscow, formerly also at Moscow State University. She is also Head of the Institute for Civil Law Research at the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Supreme Economic Court of the Russian Federation. Prof. Dr. Abova is the author of a commentary on the Civil Code and a number of books on transport law. She is Deputy Chairman and also a judge of the “Morskaya Arbitrazhnaya Kommissiya”, a renowned arbitration court for maritime law. Prof. Dr. Abova is one of the leading scholars in the field of Russian transport law.

The practical enforcement of (maritime) transport law claims before the courts of the Russian Federation This lecture by Mr Suprunenko unfortunately had to be cancelled due to a flight being cancelled on the day of the event. Prof. Dr. Abova and Dr. Boes compensated for the cancellation by giving a more comprehensive lecture.

Lawyer Andrey Suprunenko, St. Petersburg

Mr Suprunenko is managing partner of the law firm “remedy lawfirm”. He has been working as a lawyer since 1996, particularly in maritime and transport law. Previously, Mr Suprunenko headed the Claims and Insurance Department of a Russian shipping company. He is the author of a number of publications on Russian transport law.

Overview of the Higher Court Jurisdiction of the Russian Federation on (Maritime) Transport Law

Dr. Axel Boës, lawyer, Hamburg

Dr. Axel Boës is a lawyer in the law firm Lebuhn & Puchta in Hamburg. He is a specialist lawyer for transport and forwarding law and completed his doctorate with a thesis on Russian limited liability company law. Dr. Boës advises a large number of clients with a connection to Russia and edits the country section on Russia in the “Hamburger Zeitschrift für Schiffahrtsrecht -International”.

Transport Law in Ukraine: Overview and Law of Limitation of Liability using the Example of Railway Law

Tatjana Danilova, Judge at the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine, Kiev

Ms Danilova is a judge at the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine, which is responsible, inter alia, for transport law appeal disputes. Ms Danilova also has many years of experience, in particular in railway transport law, due to her previous work in the railway and railway administration. She was head of the main legal department of the State Railway Administration before joining the court.

Participation in the event costs EUR 40.00 for VDRW members and EUR 90.00 for guests. Drinks and snacks are included. Prior registration by 25.10.2010 at the latest is absolutely necessary. Please note that no separate registration confirmations and invoices can be sent.

The presentations of the Russian and Ukrainian speakers will be held in Russian and translated consecutively into German.