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TRADE
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COMMERCIAL
LAWS
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RUSSIAN
FEDERATION
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OFFICIAL
CODIFICATION
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COMMENTARY
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Oceana Publications, Inc.
© 1993, 1995
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The first official English language reference source of Russian commercial laws. Compiled, translated and codified by the staff of American Russian Law Institute: Emanuel E. Zeltser, Esq., Anna Reid, LL.M., LL.D., and Alexander Fishkin, LL.D.  together with the Academy of  the Ministry of Justice of Russia, and  the Law School of the University of Pittsburgh

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Congressional testimony of Emanuel Zeltser Sep. 11, 2000 hearing hearing on the Bank of New York Russian Organized Crime and Money Laundering Matters.

 

 

 


  EMANUEL ZELTSER
Director and General Counsel

Born in Russian Siberia, Emanuel Zeltser, is a Board member and General Counsel of the Institute.

Emanuel is a practicing attorney in New York specializing in complex and international litigations, transnational financial crimes and money laundering matters. 

Emanuel also is a Russian attorney and expert on Russian law, practices and politics. Mr. Zeltser served as counsel and advisor to various agencies of the Russian government and multinational corporations, including the Academy of Jurisprudence of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, the Academy of Justice of the Supreme Court of Russia, Aeroflot Russian Airlines, and many others.

Emanuel lectured at the Russian Legal Academy as a visiting professor to the senior Russian judiciary, professional staff of the Ministry of Justice of Russia and Office of the Russian Prosecutor General.

In September of 1999, Emanuel was called upon to provide provide expert testimony for the Congressional Hearing on the Bank of New York Russian Organized Crime and Money Laundering Matters. He also, at the request of the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services, together with other experts of the Institute, assisted the Committee in analyzing, evaluating and editing a Bill of the "Foreign Money Laundering Deterrence and Anticorruption Act." (H.R. 2896.)

At the request of the Minister of Justice of Russia, Emanuel and other experts of the Institute participated in the drafting of the new Russian banking legislation, and portions of the anti-money laundering bill for the Russian Parliament (Duma).

Emanuel numerously appeared as legal expert and guest on international TV and radio networks, including the Voice of America, Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe, Fox News Channel, CNN, ABC-TV (Australia), ORTV (Russia), CBC (Canada) and others, addressing legal and political issues, including international terrorism, money laundering, and transnational organized crime. Emanuel serves as a legal analyst and law correspondent for MT~NewsWire™. a leading English-language web-based news and information service focusing on developments in Russia, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

Emanuel served as State Advisor of the United States Congressional Advisory Board, and also served on the advisory boards of other international non-governmental organizations, including the Shimon Perez Peace Center and A. Sakharov Universite Libre Russe.

Emanuel helped expose and shut down corrupt Russian bank Inkombank, controlled by  Semyon Mogilevich, one of the world's most powerful mafia dons, who appears on the FBI 10 most wanted list.

PUBLICATIONS

Emanuel co-authored (together with the Ministry of Justice of Russia, University of Pittsburgh Law School and other Institute's experts) Trade and Commercial Laws of the Russian Federation. Official Codification and Commentaries (© 1993-1995 Oceana Publications, Inc. ISBN 0379-101831). The "Official Codification" became the first official English language reference source on new Russian laws, relied upon by the US Courts, British Courts and international public institutions.

Together with other experts of the Institute Emanuel co-authored multiple articles and essays on the subject of Russian and international law, Russian organized crime and transnational financial crimes.

RECOGNITIONS

Emanuel's name was entered in the official presidential papers of Ronald Reagan "in recognition of outstanding support of the [Presidential] Task Force."

Emanuel received an award from the United States Congressional Advisory Board "in grateful recognition of the outstanding services as State Advisor" (signed by Sen. Paul Laxalt, Sen. Dennis DeConcini, Rep. Jack Kemp and Rep. Bill Schappell.)

At the behest of President Ronald Reagan, an American flag was dedicated in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol "for Mr. Emanuel E. Zeltser."

Emanuel is a recipient of the coveted Honorary Degree of  Doctor of Laws of Russia  "in recognition of exemplary scholarship and supreme contribution towards world justice and democracy."

ADMISSIONS

In the US Emanuel is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the State of New York and Federal Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

 

 

 


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Emanuel Zeltser on Fox News commenting on Beslan hostage crisis
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Emanuel Zeltser with Israeli President Shimon Perez following working dinner at Fisher Island

 

"Emanuel, with my deepest personal regards"  Ronald Reagan
       
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At the behest of President Ronald Wilson Regan an American Flag was Dedicated in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol for Mr. Emanuel E. Zeltser. (click to enlarge)

 

 

Emanuel Zeltser, State Advisor of the United States Congressional Advisory Board. Click on picture to enlarge


 

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