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  • Threefold Legal Advisors: Maria Issaeva speaks at Vedomosti's XIII Russia Legal Forum

    On 18 April 2012, Maria Issaeva, managing partner at Threefold Legal Advisors, participated in the panel 'What are the challenges to the efficiency of the Russian justice system?' at the Russia Legal Forum, the VIII Annual Business Forum organised by the Vedomosti newspaper. In her presentation, Maria spoke about professional court representation in Russia and legal ethics.

    Threefold Legal Advisors sponsored that session.

  • Vedomosti's Russian Legal Forum: Threefold presents trophies to the MSU team, the winner of the Jessup Competition

    On 17 April 2012, at the Russian Legal Forum, the VIII Annual Business Forum organised by the Vedomosti newspaper, Threefold and White & Case presented trophies to the Moscow State University team that earlier this year had become the first Russian team to win Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. 

    Maria Issaeva, the Jessup National Administrator for Russia, participated in the ceremony on behalf of Threefold. 

    Further information regarding the MSU team's unique victory is available here

    Photos from the ceremony will be posted soon.

  • Threefold Legal Advisors: Discussing the reform of the European Court of Human Rights

    Maria Suchkova, a TLA partner, took part in the drafting of a statement concerning the reform of the European Court of Human Rights. It was issued by a number of human rights lawyers practising in Russia, as well as representatives of non-governmental organisations working closely with the Court. The recommendations made therein are aimed at increasing the efficiency of the European human rights protection mechanism, in particular, through better enforcement of the Court's judgements. The statement was distributed among the major participants of the reform process, including the Council of Europe authorities and the representatives of member States in the Committee of Ministers.

    The full text of the statement is available in English and Russian.

    An article (in Russian) explaining the content of the statement can be found here.

  • Moscow State University Jessup Team to become the 2012 Jessup World Champions

    The team of students from Moscow State University won the 2012 Jessup Cup in Washington, D.C. As part of the Russian National Administration and one of the sponsors of the Jessup Competition, Threefold greets Grigory Vaypan, Aleksandra Ivlieva, Elena Manasyan, Nataliya Sekretareva,and Olga Nasonova, the team members of the winning team.

    For the first time in history, a team from the Russian Federation becomes the World Cup Champion of the Jessup Competition.

    The win by Moscow State University is only the seventh time in the 53-year history of Jessup that a non-native English speaking team has won the competition. It is also the first victory in the Competition for the Russian Federation.

    Judges Joan Donoghue, Kenneth Keith and Hisashi Owada judged the Final Round on 31 March 2012 representing the first time in Jessup history that three judges from the International Court of Justice served on the Final Bench.

    Hermann Schmitt, the managing partner of the Moscow office of White & Case, Maria Issaeva, the Russian National Administrator of the Russian Competition, and Pavel Boulatov, a member of the Mari State Univerisity team (the Runner-Up of the Jessup Competition of 2003) met the team at one of the Moscow airports to appreciate their unprecedented success.

  • A unique victory in a case concerning violations at the 2011 State Duma elections

    Threefold Legal Advisors's legal team have won a cassation appeal before the Moscow City Court representing a member of a district election commission appointed by the Yabloko political party who was unlawfully expelled from the polling station on the voting day of the 2011 State Duma elections. Although the case does not automatically lead to the annulment of the election results in that district, so far it is the only successful suit among those initiated by Yabloko in connection with the voting violations. The victory has been referred to in the legal community as 'almost legendary': further details are available here.


    Starting from December 2011, Threefold Legal Advisors have been working closely with Yabloko in representing applicants before Russian courts in connection with mass violations at the State Duma elections.


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