The President of the Russian Federation signed Federal Law No. 667-FZ dated 25.12.2023 “On Amendments to the Arbitration Procedural Code of the Russian Federation”.

The document has been published on the official legal information portal. The Federal Law will enter into force on January 5, 2024.

Simplified proceedings

Consideration of cases in the order of simplified proceedings will be possible for claims for recovery of funds if the claim does not exceed RUB 1,200,000 for legal entities and RUB 600,000 for individual entrepreneurs (previously these amounts were RUB 800,000 and RUB 400,000 respectively).

Order proceedings

The issuance of a court order will be possible in cases in which the amount of the claimed claims does not exceed RUB 750,000 (instead of RUB 500,000 previously). These are claims which, for example, arise from the non-performance or improper performance of a contract and are based on documents submitted by the claimant establishing monetary obligations.

List of documents to be attached to the statement of claim, appeal, cassation and supervisory review complaints

Copies of a certificate of state registration of a legal entity or individual entrepreneur have been excluded from the list of appendices to a statement of claim.

Copies of documents certifying higher legal education or a degree in a legal specialty of the representative who signed the statement of claim, appeal, cassation or supervisory review complaint or documents certifying the status of a lawyer, patent attorney, arbitration manager or the sole management body of an organization have been added to the list of appendices to a statement of claim, appeal, cassation or supervisory review complaint.

Procedural deadlines

The term for which the court hearing may be postponed by decision of the chairman of the arbitration court, his deputy or the chairman of the judicial composition (due to illness of the judge or other reasons of impossibility to hold the court session) is increased from 10 days to one month.

The term for which a court session may be adjourned has been increased from 5 to 10 days.

The term for which may be postponed preparation of the arbitral tribunal’s award in full has been increased from 5 to 10 days. Production of the arbitral tribunal’s ruling in the form of a separate judicial act in full may also be postponed for a period not exceeding 10 days.

The term for consideration of appeals and cassation appeals has been increased from 2 to 3 months.

The term of consideration by the arbitration court of appeal instance of the case according to the rules established for consideration of the case in the arbitration court of first instance, increased from 3 to 6 months.