MOSCOW, November 7 (RAPSI) – Proportion of successful litigation disputes won in Russian courts by foreign investors and other international participants confirms that these courts don’t heave pro-national bias, Chairman of Russia’s Supreme Court Vyacheslav Lebedev stated on Tuesday.

This statement was made during a meeting with his colleague, chairman of Thailand’s Supreme Court Weerapon Thongsuwan. Lebedev and Thongsuwan discussed the role of courts regarding investment attractiveness as well as peculiarities of economic disputes involving international factors.

Lebedev noted that these disputes become more and more important to society and that’s why the Supreme Court’s board drafted a bill, which is supposed to make judicial practice in this field clearer and to improve chances of sides in said disputes. These measures are expected to make a positive impact on foreign investment climate.

Chairman of Russia’s Supreme Court also made a speech related to recent initiative to reclassify 80 crimes listed in the Criminal Code as criminal misdemeanors, further humanization of justice.

Lebedev and Thongsuwan reached an agreement on cooperation in sphere of law enforcement and exchange of experience on judicial practice.