maria-erokhova

Maria
Erokhova

Counsel

Maria
Erokhova

Counsel

Profile

Profile

Maria studied law at the Academic Law School of the Institute of State and Law under the Russian Academy of Science; she has an LLM Degree from the Russian School of Private Law and a PhD Degree from the Institute of State and Law under the Russian Academy of Science. Her thesis was "The Concurrence of Claims in the RF Private Law".

Maria has experience both as an attorney and in public service.
She started her legal practice as a paralegal in the Moscow office of American Law Firm Rothstein and Shaw, after reorganisation - McDermott, Will and Emery. Subsequently, Maria worked at the Legal Department of the Russian Ministry of Economy. Thereafter she practised privately in the sphere of property law. In 2005 Maria became a civil servant again, she was a council of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation.  Since 2015 she has returned to practising law as an attorney with a primary focus on civil and commercial law.

Maria is also an Associate professor at the Moscow High School of Social and Economic Sciences, she holds two LLM courses  - “General Part of the Civil Code in Court Practice” and “Transactions with Immovables”.

Maria specialises in the protection of property rights, disputes over land boundaries, real estate transactions, sales and purchases, leases, agency and civil liability.

Every year Maria takes part in legal conferences on different issues of civil and commercial law. Maria is a co-author and author of a number of publications on property law, sale of goods and lease.

In the last few years, Maria has been involved in Russia’s major disputes on property law and lease.

Maria studied law in the Academic Law School of the Institute of State and Law under the Russian Academy of Science; she has an LLM Degree from the Russian School of Private Law and a PhD Degree from the Institute of State and Law under the Russian Academy of Science. Her thesis was "The Concurrence of Claims in the RF Private Law".

Maria has experience both as an attorney and in public service. She started her legal practice as a paralegal in the Moscow office of American Law Firm Rothstein and Shaw, after reorganisation - McDermott, Will and Emery. Subsequently, Maria worked at the Legal Department of the Russian Ministry of Economy. Thereafter she practised privately in the sphere of property law. In 2005 Maria became a civil servant again, she was a council of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation.  Since 2015 she has returned to practising law as an attorney with a primary focus on civil and commercial law.

Maria is also an Associate professor at the Moscow High School of Social and Economic Sciences, she holds two LLM courses  - “General Part of the Civil Code in Court Practice” and “Transactions with Immovables”.

Maria specialises in the protection of property rights, disputes over land boundaries, real estate transactions, sales and purchases, leases, agency and civil liability.

Every year Maria takes part in legal conferences on different issues of civil and commercial law. Maria is a co-author and author of a number of publications on property law, sale of goods and lease.

In the last few years, Maria has been involved in Russia’s major disputes on property law and lease.

Experience

Experience

  • As a council of the Supreme Commercial Court, Maria took part in the preparation of abstract explanations on the application of the Russian property law, as well as in the generalisation of court practice on property law, contract law and tort law and prepared digests of practice in this spheres.

  • At present Maria advises Russian companies on structuring transactions with immovable property; she took part in major disputes over the reduction of rent due to the unexpected change of circumstances (2016) and the reduction of rent due to Covid-19 restrictions (2021).

  • She took part in many disputes over the recovery of the property from unlawful possession, the establishment of the land plots boundaries, and recognition of the right to unauthorised constructions.

  • Maria had prepared numerous legal opinions on agency agreements and her opinions were taken into account by the courts.

  • Maria is an arbitrator at the Russian Arbitration Center and she hears several contractual disputes every year.

  • She also handles disputes with the Russian customs authorities in regard to the import and export of fishing products, as well as advises clients on the structuring of companies in the fishing sector, bareboat chartering fishing vessels and registration under the Russian flag.

  • Maria's experience includes negotiation of settlements with insurers over the casualties on fishing vessels and handling disputes in courts over the personal injuries of fishing vessels crewmembers.
  • As a council of the Supreme Commercial Court, Maria took part in the preparation of abstract explanations on the application of the Russian property law, as well as in the generalisation of court practice on property law, contract law and tort law and prepared digests of practice in this spheres.

  • At present Maria advises Russian companies on structuring transactions with immovable property; she took part in major disputes over the reduction of rent due to the unexpected change of circumstances (2016) and the reduction of rent due to Covid-19 restrictions (2021).

  • She took part in many disputes over the recovery of the property from unlawful possession, the establishment of the land plots boundaries, and recognition of the right to unauthorised constructions.

  • Maria had prepared numerous legal opinions on agency agreements and her opinions were taken into account by the courts.

  • Maria is an arbitrator at the Russian Arbitration Center and she hears several contractual disputes every year.

  • She also handles disputes with the Russian customs authorities in regard to the import and export of fishing products, as well as advises clients on the structuring of companies in the fishing sector, bareboat chartering fishing vessels and registration under the Russian flag.

  • Maria's experience includes negotiation of settlements with insurers over the casualties on fishing vessels and handling disputes in courts over the personal injuries of fishing vessels crewmembers.
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Publications

Publications

  • Circumvention of The Vindication Rules by means of An Action for Declaration of Right Non-Existence // Digest of Articles “Civil Law Issues in Jurisprudence and Legislation”, Collection of Articles in honour of the Anniversary of V. Vitrianskiy. Statut. 2021. P. 316-339.

  • On the Possibility of Returning Expropriated Property to its Former Owners (Post-Communist Restitution) // Digest of Articles “Gaudeamus igitur!”. Statute Pub. 2020. P. 225-246.

  • On the RF Civil Code Reform: Prescription and Protection of Property Rights // "Zivilistika" Journal. 2020. No. 4. P. 60-80.

  • Burden of Proof of the Good Faith Acquisition: Supreme Court is Changing its Approach // Statute. 2019. No. 8. P. 153-161.

  • In Chains of the Tort: Conditions of Upholding the Actio Negatoria under the Russian Law // Herald of Civil Law. 2019. Vol. 6. No. 6. P. 155-172.

  • On the Possibility of a Private Beliefs in Russian Law // Statute. 2018. No. 8. P. 62-70.

  • On the Astreinte in Russian Law // Herald of Economic Justice. 2018. No. 12. P 4-13.

  • Impact of the Ruble Devaluation on the Lease Agreement with Currency Clause // Digest of Articles on Contract Law. Statut. 2017. P. 61-75.

  • Numerous other publications from previous years, almost 30 articles on property law, tort law and contract law: see eLibrary.
  • Circumvention of The Vindication Rules by means of An Action for Declaration of Right Non-Existence // Digest of Articles “Civil Law Issues in Jurisprudence and Legislation”, Collection of Articles in honour of the Anniversary of V. Vitrianskiy. Statut. 2021. P. 316-339.

  • On the Possibility of Returning Expropriated Property to its Former Owners (Post-Communist Restitution) // Digest of Articles “Gaudeamus igitur!”. Statute Pub. 2020. P. 225-246.

  • On the RF Civil Code Reform: Prescription and Protection of Property Rights // "Zivilistika" Journal. 2020. No. 4.

  • Burden of Proof of the Good Faith Acquisition: Supreme Court is Changing its Approach // Statute. 2019. No. 8. P. 153-161.

  • In Chains of the Tort: Conditions of Upholding the Actio Negatoria under the Russian Law // Herald of Civil Law. 2019. Vol. 6. No. 6. P. 155-172.

  • On the Possibility of a Private Beliefs in Russian Law // Statute. 2018. No. 8. P. 62-70.

  • On the Astreinte in Russian Law // Herald of Economic Justice. 2018. No. 12. P 4-13.

  • Impact of the Ruble Devaluation on the Lease Agreement with Currency Clause // Digest of Articles on Contract Law. Statut. 2017. P. 61-75.

  • Numerous other publications from previous years, almost 30 articles on property law, tort law and contract law: see eLibrary.
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