IV MOSCOW LEGAL FORUM: CIVIL AND FAMILY LAW SECTIONS REVIEW
Author: Ekaterina B. Poduzova
Rubric: THE BEST OF THE IV MOSCOW LEGAL FORUM AND THE VII ST. PETERSBURG LEGAL FORUM
Annotation: On 6 and 7 of April, 2017 Family and Civil Law Sections have taken place as part of the Moscow Legal Forum at the Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL), Moscow. The subject of Family Law Section are legal and economic functions of Russian family, Civil Law Section is devoted to obligation law reform in relation to economic development. Economic function of family is determined by property family relations. New legal and doctrine approaches have generated new debating points in modern Family Law. These points have been main issues of Family Law Section. Obligation law reform involved new concepts in Obligation and Contract Law of Russian Federation, such as creditors’ agreement, indemnities, option contract, consideration, agreement with open terms, framework contract. These concepts have created a new role for courts, because nowadays the court has to estimate some conditions and facts of the litigation aimed to apply the modern rules of Obligation and Contract Law. Acts of Supreme Court of Russian Federation, as an example, about contract liability (24 March, 2016, 7) and performance of obligations (22 November, 2016, 54) give new approaches to civil law appliance in the light of economic development.