16 October 2017
“Concerning nuances of law enforcement practice in the sphere of criminal prosecution of entrepreneurs”. Russian Legal Information Agency has published the Opinion of attorney Julia Zhironkina
Nowadays a fairly topical issue of discussion is criminal prosecution for crimes in the sphere of entrepreneurship and other economic activities. The President of Russia has also mentioned the particular importance of this issue several times. The legislative body regularly introduce amendments into the body of law.
At the same time in practice such legislative provisions are sometimes not taken into account. This opinion has been expressed by attorney of Barshchevsky & Partners Moscow bar association Julia Zhironkina. Unfortunately, it is still not uncommon when criminal prosecution is used as a means of dispute resolution among the parties to business transactions and as a method of influence, and very often coercion, exerted over entrepreneurs and other economic entities. In this regard the law enforcement agencies use a criminal approach, which is not always appropriate and justified.