On 4 November 2008, the Spanish Supreme Court lifted a ban imposed by the General Council of the Spanish Bar Association prohibiting the use of success fees, known in Spain as cuota litis. The annulment was based on the fact that the prohibition does not comply with the principles of free competition. From this year, lawyers will be able to assert rights on the basis of this type of retaliation.  As a general rule, an emergency agreement occurs when the Claimant has been injured and seeks damages for the violation. A plaintiff can claim many types of damages from the defendant, including: Contingency fees are not applicable under Russian law. The rules that accompanied this change in the law (the “Conditionsal Fee Agreements Regulations” 2000) were far from clear, resulting in a large number of satellite disputes taking place. . . .