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Reflections of anglo-american legal concepts and language in the new russian civil code

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On examining the new Russian Civil Code, this chapter presents some reflections of Anglo-American legal concepts and legal terminology. It first discusses concepts, and then terminology. There are very few legal concepts or institutions in the Code that clearly have a common-law source. The Russian Federation and the major common-law countries belong to a number of important treaties affecting private-law relations. The most popular form of business organization in Russia, the limited-liability company, looks quite familiar to an American lawyer. In order to investigate the use of Anglo-American legal terminology in the Code, the author used a computer to make an index of all the words used in the text of the Code. Next, he read through this list to find what looked like English-language legal terms. Then, the author tried to place these words in various categories of overlap.

Keywords: Anglo-American legal concepts; Anglo-American legal terminology; common-law approach; Russian civil code



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