Serving Proceedings in Russia under the Hague Convention

September 09, 2015

The English High Court has clarified one aspect of service of English proceedings in Russia under the Hague Convention.

The English Courts remain an attractive venue for Russian related litigation. A claimant wishing to serve proceedings on a Russian based defendant will invariably need permission from the English Court and several recent cases have clarified the circumstances in which permission will be granted. In the case of Sloutsker v Romanova though the issue that arose was rather how service in Russia could be effected once permission had been granted. The Court ruled that service of proceedings in Russia had been validly effected under Russian law notwithstanding that a Russian Judge had certified to the contrary.

"Serving Proceedings in Russia under the Hague Convention".