The year 2010 has been marked by notable developments in the judicial system of the Russian Federation, including material amendments to the Arbitration Procedural Code, the adoption of a law on mediation and the issue of a joint resolution of the Supreme Court and Supreme Arbitration Court on disputes over title.
With the adoption of the new federal law dated April 12, 2010, No. 61-FZ on the circulation of pharmaceuticals in the Russian Federation (hereinafter Уthe lawФ), the old federal law dated June 22, 1998, No. 86-FZ on pharmaceuticals became fully inoperative as of Sept. 1, 2010. In this regard, those involved in the pharmaceuticals market should take note of the following important changes.