On August 18, Nikita Filippov, head of MCBA “Bureau of Lawyers “De Jure”, held a webinar on the Klerk.ru portal, during which he analyzed in detail the July review of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, dedicated to the practice of countering illegal financial transactions.
At the beginning of his speech, Nikita Filippov noted that unscrupulous participants in civil transactions have always looked for ways to “launder” – to legalize, that is, to give legal status, income received as a result of violation of the law. One of these increasingly popular methods of money laundering is the so-called judicial legalization – when an attacker goes to court in order, for example, to use the mechanism of enforcement of judicial acts to legitimize the proceeds obtained illegally.
In his speech, Head of “De Jure” dwelled in detail on the measures to counter the spread of vicious practices taken by the courts, the powers of the courts in the presence of signs of illegal financial transactions. “The judicial system does not stand still and seeks to adapt to new ways to bypass the law and thereby legalize the proceeds received illegally,” – Filippov believes.
As examples, specific cases from judicial practice were considered, according to which the courts not only attracted authorized state bodies to participate in the case, but also rejected the claim, despite the acknowledgment of the debt by the defendant.
Nikita Filippov also shared advice on how honest entrepreneurs can protect themselves from such transactions and not fall into the millstones of Russian justice.
The full recording of the webinar can be viewed on the “De Jure” YouTube channel.