• A
  • A
  • A
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
Regular version of the site

3 Bolshoi Tryokhsvyatitelsky Pereulok, room 411
109028, Moscow

Phone: +7(495) 772-95-90,
ext. 22755

School Head Natalia Yerpyleva
Deputy School Head Aleksandra Kasatkina

3 Bolshoi Tryokhsvyatitelsky Pereulok, room 411
Phone: +7(495) 772-95-90, ext. 22746

Book chapter
Digital financial assets and digital currency: legal nature and legal regulation of turnover

Bashilov B. I., Galkina M. V., Berman A.

In bk.: III International Scientific and Practical Conference “Modern Management Trends and the Digital Economy: from Regional Development to Global Economic Growth” (MTDE 2021). Vol. 106. SHS Web of Conferences, 2021. Ch. 02005. P. 1-6.

Working paper

Fogelson Y. B., Poldnikov D.

Law. LAW. Высшая школа экономики, 2021. No. WP BRP 98/LAW/2021.

International Civil Procedure

Academic Year
Instruction in English
ECTS credits
Elective course
3 year, 2 module


Костин Александр Алексеевич

Костин Александр Алексеевич

Course Syllabus


The International Civil Procedure Law Course provides an overview of the legal principles governing interaction between the jurisdictions in the field of adjudication of civil and commercial disputes. On the basis of the said principles the course addresses the basic notions of International Civil Procedure including: 1) international jurisdiction; 2) international assistance in civil and commercial matters; 3) recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments; 4) cross-border insolvency; 5) other related matters.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The aim of the course is to provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of international and domestic regulatory framework in the field of adjudication of disputes involving foreign element. In particular, the course shall cover the following subjects: international jurisdiction in civil and commercial matters, including general, exclusive and contract jurisdiction; legal assistance in cross-border civil litigation; recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments; cross-border insolvency. Special consideration shall be paid to international standards of cross-border civil adjudication set out in various international instruments, including the Hague conventions and the EU Regulations. The International Civil Procedure Law Course aims to provide the students with understanding of the following issues: 1) general trends concerning development of principles of cooperation between states in the field of international adjudication; 2) foreign and domestic legislation governing the issue of adjudication of international disputes; 3) most important foreign and domestic case law regarding the said matters. Therefore, course will include elements of comparative law and national civil procedure law.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Students should gain the following competencies and abilities: • to develop methodology to conduct legal research including correct identification of the relevant legal sources and case law necessary to complete their future relevant tasks; • to be able to advise clients on the matters concerning international litigation and effect of proceedings pending before the Russian court in foreign countries;
  • The students should obtain the following knowledge and understanding: • the concept of international assistance in civil and commercial matters (letters of rogatory) including the nature and definition of service of process, peculiarities of obtaining evidence abroad and other court actions taken in support of foreign proceedings;
  • The students should obtain the following knowledge and understanding: • the definition of International Civil Procedure and its interplay with other fields of law (private international law; public international law; international criminal law); • the basic principles of International Civil Procedure including: 1) principle of sovereignty; 2) principle of reciprocity; 3) principle of lex fori (application of its own procedural rules by the court); 4) principle of protection of human rights;
  • The students should obtain the following knowledge and understanding: • the main sources of International Civil Procedure including the impact of the European Convention of Human Rights 1950 and the case law of the European Court of Human rights • the concept of international jurisdiction and the main rules for establishing jurisdiction existing in Anglo-American and European countries;
  • The students should obtain the following skills and abilities: • to understand and correctly apply main definitions regarding International Civil Procedure; • to be able to conduct independent legal research and analysis of the treaties, legislation, judgments and other sources of International Civil Procedure;
  • The students should obtain the following skills and abilities: • to use appropriate referencing and bibliographic methods; • to read and correctly apply case law of the major jurisdictions including Russian Federation, UK, USA, France, Switzerland and others;
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to International Civil Procedure.
  • General Principles and Sources of International Civil Procedure
  • Parties to an Action
  • International Jurisdiction and Lis alibi pendens
  • Service of Process abroad (Notification of Foreign Party)
  • Obtaining evidence abroad (Letters of rogatory)
  • Admissibility of Evidence obtained abroad
  • Recognition and Enforcement Judgments
  • Cross-border insolvency
  • Notaries and International Civil Procedure
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Attendance, active participation and in-class discussion
  • non-blocking Essay
  • non-blocking Oral exam (online)
    The exam shall be taken in oral form. Each of the students will be assigned 5 short questions on the material covered during the course. The student shall answer the question instantly, no time for preparation will be granted to avoid cheating. Other students may not present when the relevant student is answering the question.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 2nd module
    0.3 * Essay + 0.2 * Attendance, active participation and in-class discussion + 0.5 * Oral exam (online)


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • De Saulles, D. (2019). Reforming Civil Procedure : The Hardest Path. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2095757
  • Kiestra, L. (2014). The Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on Private International Law. Den Haag: T.M.C. Asser Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=846011
  • McClean, J. D. (2012). International Co-operation in Civil and Criminal Matters (Vol. 3rd ed). Oxford, U.K.: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=483579
  • Richard Garnett. (2012). Substance and Procedure in Private International Law. Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2245010
  • Samuel Issacharoff. (2017). Civil Procedure. [N.p.]: Foundation Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1583260

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Clopton, Z. D. (2018). Making State Civil Procedure. Cornell Law Review, 104(1), 1–100. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=134340258
  • Elena Salogubova, & Alan Zenkov. (2018). Roman law ’s influence on russian civil law and procedure. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.9A11C0FD
  • Farrow, T. C. W. (2003). Globalization, International Human Rights, and Civil Procedure. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.2A366A85
  • Gnoffo, V. (1997). Notary Law and Practice for the 21st Century: Suggested Modifications for the Model Notary Act, 30 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1063 (1997). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.BEA54167
  • Hartnell, H. E. (2018). Europeanizing Civil Justice in Amsterdam (1997) and Tampere (1999): Legal Elites and the Politics of Private International Law, Civil Procedure and the Administration of Justice in the European Union. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edssch&AN=edssch.oai%3aescholarship.org%2fark%3a%2f13030%2fqt387964x8
  • Katarzyna Gajda – Roszczynialska. (2019). Abuse of Procedural Rights in Polish and European Civil Procedure Law and the Notion of Private and Public Interest. Access to Justice in Eastern Europe, (2), 53. https://doi.org/10.33327/AJEE-18-2.3-a000013
  • Lohănel, M. (2018). Changes Brought to the Appeal for Annulment by Means of the New Civil Procedure Code. Jus et Civitas, V (LXIX)(2), 59–74. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=134314516
  • Nicolae, I. (2018). Several Civil Procedure Law Issues Regarding Divorce. Jus et Civitas, V (LXIX)(1), 1–8. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=132617711
  • The Comparison of Civil Procedure and Industrial Relations Courtprocedure. (2019). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.2ACC4788
  • ГЕТЬМАН-ПАВЛОВА, И. В. (2018). Процессуальные коллизионные нормы в международном частном праве и международном гражданском процессе. Journal of Russian Law, (3), 84–96. https://doi.org/10.12737/art_2018_3_8
  • Наталія Юріївна Сакара. (2018). The fundamental principles of civil procedure and the reasonableness of the time of a trial. Проблеми Законності, (142), 77. https://doi.org/10.21564/2414-990x.142.141022