During the talks
During the talks
Russian Federation

On 25 November 2019, the IRZ organised official talks between a delegation from the Russian Federal Bailiff Service at the Russian Ministry of Justice, representatives of the German Association of Bailiffs (DGVB) and the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV).

The first talks were given by the Federal Chairman of the DGVB, Karlheinz Brunner, and Walter Gietmann, Honorary Chairman of the DGVB and a long-term partner of the Russian side. The latter started by giving an overview of the bailiff service in Germany:

  • Legal standards in the area of law enforcement, practical implementation by court bailiffs
  • Organisation structures of court bailiffs
  • Law enforcement procedure
  • Arbitration proceedings in law enforcement

During the second set of talks at the BMJV, which were attended by Ministerialrat Detlef Wasser, Head of the law enforcement and foreclosure department, the Russian guests discussed the following subjects with their German colleagues:

  • The responsible and appealing tasks of court bailiffs
  • Cooperation with private institutions (mediation)
  • Ways of enhancing the effectiveness of law enforcement
  • The distinction between the interests of creditors and debtors.

The Director of the Russian Bailiff Service, Dmitry Aristov, reported that the new federal law “on the service in law enforcement authorities in the Russian Federation and on changes to certain laws of the Russian Federation” has been approved and will enter into force on 1 January 2020. The new law will enhance the status of court bailiffs considerably and give them a lot more rights than they had before.

The members of the delegation showed a great deal of interest in continuing the exchange of experiences between law enforcement authorities in the Russian Federation and Germany. The subject of law enforcement in internet auctions is of major interest to the Russians. To round off the visit, Dmitry Aristov invited the German partners to a forum on law enforcement, which will be held in Moscow in 2020.