Lawyer and head of our media practice Yuri Korchuganov commented for the BBC on the liquidation of the Supreme Arbitration Court in Russia

"I think that I will reflect the point of view of the majority of practicing lawyers if I say that the authorities tried to centralize the consideration of disputes in the highest court as much as possible. Plus, perhaps, there was a certain element of struggle with the position of the former head of the Supreme Arbitration Court Anton Ivanov, who actively promoted the theory of the so-called "evolving precedent" – tried, by analogy with the highest courts of foreign countries, to make the highest arbitration instance a body not only for the consideration of specific disputes, but also for the powerful development of uniform practice, "says Yuri Korchuganov.