THE SUPREME COURT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION CLARIFIES THAT RUSSIAN CONSUMER PROTECTION LAW MAY BE APPLIED TO THE PURCHASE OF GOODS IN FOREIGN INTERNET SHOPS NOTWITHSTANDING A DIFFERENT GOVERNING LAW AGREED IN THE PURCHASE CONTRACT

marketude Alisa Pestryakova, Intellectual Property, IP Russia, Publications, Russia

In its recent “Ruling on clarifying application of provisions of international private law” issued in July 2019, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation held that despite of the general rule on the freedom of choice of the applicable law for purchase contracts, the Russian Courts may apply imperative provisions of Russian consumer protection law to such contracts if a seller as a professional party acts in Russia or aims at acting in Russia…

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