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A letter of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. Д06-3852 of August 8, 2011
по вопросу о подтверждении организациями, осуществляющими деятельность по обеспечению проведения процедуры медиации, соответствия своих работников-медиаторов требованиям законодательства; о документах, подтверждающих соответствие медиатора требованиям законодательства; о минимальном количестве профессиональных медиаторов и юридических лиц, осуществляющих деятельность по обеспечению проведения процедуры медиации, в некоммерческой организации с целью получения ею статуса СРО медиаторов; о возможности физического лица одновременно осуществлять деятельность профессионального медиатора и являться работником организации; о возможности работника организации (профессионального медиатора) являться членом СРО медиаторов, членом которой является организация-работодатель.

Письмо Департамента налоговой и таможенно-тарифной политики Минфина РФ

от 25 июля 2011 г. N 03-04-05/3-529 на вопрос: «С 1 января 2011 года вступил в силу Федеральный закон от 27 июля 2010 года N 193-ФЗ "Об альтернативной процедуре урегулирования споров с участием посредника (процедуре медиации)". В соответствии с данным Законом введено понятие "медиатор, действующий на профессиональной основе". В настоящее время планирую оказывать услуги по проведению процедуры медиации для третьих лиц, однако для меня остается открытым вопрос налогообложения предстоящей деятельности.
1. Должен ли я как физическое лицо и оказывающий услуги медиатора на профессиональной основе самостоятельно, регистрировать индивидуальное предпринимательство или иной вид организации для предстоящей работы?
2. В случае, если я не обязан регистрировать индивидуальное предпринимательство или иной вид организации для предстоящей самостоятельной работы, прошу разъяснить вопрос налогообложения моей деятельности: как и какие налоги я должен платить, а также порядок отчетности перед налоговыми органами?»

Position of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation of May 27, 2011

with regard to the application of the Federal Law of the Russian Federation No. 193-FZ of July 27, 2010 “On Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedure Involving a Mediator (Mediation Procedure).

A letter of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation No. Д06-2472 of May 12, 2011 
 
concerning mediation procedures implementation in conformity with provisions of the Federal Law of the Russian Federation No. 193-FZ of July 27, 2010 “On Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedure Involving a Mediator (Mediation Procedure)”.

The Ministry of Finance on November 16, 2010 responded

to the question: “In connection with the endorsement of the Federal Law of the Russian Federation No. 193-FZ of July 27, 2010 “On Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedure Involving a Mediator (Mediation Procedure)” does an employee (lawyer on the pay-roll) of one of the Parties have the right to serve as a mediator in mediation procedures between the Parties?"

The Ministry of Finance on November 16, 2010 responded

to the question: The Federal Law of the Russian Federation No. 193-FZ of July 27, 2010 “On Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedure Involving a Mediator (Mediation Procedure)” comes into force from January 1, 2011. Article 15 of the Law stipulates that mediation is not a business activity and the Parties through a relevant agreement may establish additional requirements for mediators including those who engage in these activities on a professional basis. Taking the aforesaid into account is it possible that a mediation agreement between the Parties may stipulate that only an individual entrepreneur could serve as a mediator?”

The Ministry of Finance on November 15, 2010 responded

to the question:  “Institutions have concluded a civil law contract by force of which any dispute therein shall be resolved through a conciliation procedure (mediation). Shall an agreement on the procedure of conciliation (mediation) be deemed as concluded if it conditions payment of the mediation fee by court approval of a settlement agreement in case it is contested by one of the Parties?”

The Ministry of Finance on November 15, 2010 responded

to the question: The Parties have concluded a three-year facility rental agreement in written form that was not officially registered. Shall the agreement’s provision on obligatory application of conciliation procedures (mediation) in case of a dispute be deemed as a duly concluded conciliation (mediation) agreement?”

The Ministry of Finance on July 13, 2010 responded

to the question:  “What provisions are essential in concluding a conciliation (mediation) agreement?”

The Ministry of Finance on July 6, 2010 responded

to the question:  

Institutions have concluded a civil law contract by force of which any dispute therein shall be resolved through a conciliation procedure (mediation). Are there grounds to void the conciliation (mediation) agreement if payment of the mediation fee is conditioned by a voluntary implementation of the settlement agreement?”

The Ministry of Finance on July 6, 2010 responded

to the question: “Institutions have concluded a civil law contract by force of which any dispute therein shall be resolved through a conciliation procedure (mediation). Do they have the right to conclude an intermediary agreement on conducting conciliation procedures (mediation) with a person who is an employee of any contracting Party?”

The Ministry of Finance on April 27, 2010 responded

to the question: Institutions have concluded a civil law contract by force of which any dispute therein shall be resolved through a conciliation procedure (mediation). A mediator exercising his duties on the basis of an intermediary agreement on conducting conciliation procedures (mediation) informed one Party about activities of the other Party without the latter’s consent. This information was of commercial character (contract prices with other counterparts) albeit was not a commercial secret (the institution lacked relevant regulations). Are these actions by the mediator lawful?”


The Ministry of Finance on April 27, 2010 responded

to the question: “Institutions have concluded a civil law contract by force of which any dispute therein shall be resolved through a conciliation procedure (mediation). Shall the mediating agency have the right to appoint a mediator independently from its own list of mediators if the conciliation (mediation) agreement names the mediation agency but does not specify the name of a mediator (from its staff)?”

 The Ministry of Finance on April 27, 2010 responded

to the question: “Institutions have concluded a civil law contract by force of which any dispute therein shall be resolved through a conciliation procedure (mediation). Shall an intermediary agreement on conducting conciliation procedures (mediation) be deemed as concluded if it names the mediation agency but fails to specify the mediator from among its members?”

The Ministry of Finance on April 27, 2010 responded

to the question: “Institutions have concluded a civil law contract by force of which any dispute therein shall be resolved through a conciliation procedure (mediation). May a person without higher education in law be a mediator exercising his duties on the basis of a mediation agreement?”

The Ministry of Finance on April 27, 2010 responded

to the question: “Institutions have concluded a civil law contract by force of which any dispute therein shall be resolved through a conciliation procedure (mediation). Shall the Parties have the right to conclude an intermediary agreement on conducting conciliation procedures (mediation) with a person who is a former employee of one of them?”

The Ministry of Finance on April 16, 2010 responded


to the question: “Institutions have concluded a civil law contract by force of which any dispute therein shall be resolved through a conciliation procedure (mediation). Shall the Parties have the right to conclude an intermediary agreement on conducting conciliation procedures (mediation) with a person who is a former employee of one of them?”

The Ministry of Finance on April 27, 2010 responded
to the question: “Institutions have concluded a civil law contract by force of which any dispute therein shall be resolved through a conciliation procedure (mediation). Shall the intermediary (mediator) exercising his duties on the basis of an intermediary agreement on conducting conciliation procedures (mediation) disclose information obtained in the course of the mediation upon a request from investigative bodies without consent of the Parties and without a relevant court decision (the issue is not regulated in the contract)?”


Chairman of the Federal Arbitration Court of the Northwestern District Igor Strelov
answers a question concerning mediation and arbitration courts workload.



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