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Legal Highlights: Legal support for investment projects in Russia. Andrey Goltsblat for The Moscow Times
9 October 2017  |  Andrey Goltsblat, Managing Partner, Senior Partner, Corporate, M&A, Investment Projects

Legal Highlights: Legal support for investment projects in Russia. Andrey Goltsblat for The Moscow Times >

Legal Highlights: Legal support for investment projects in Russia. Andrey Goltsblat for The Moscow Times
9 October 2017  |  Andrey Goltsblat, Managing Partner, Senior Partner, Corporate, M&A, Investment Projects

Legal Highlights: Legal support for investment projects in Russia. Andrey Goltsblat for The Moscow Times >

Legal Highlights: EAEU unified medicine and medical device market and parallel imports. Vladislav Vdovin and Galina Avdeeva for The Moscow Times
15 June 2017  |  Vladislav Vdovin, Counsel, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals / Commercial Practice, Galina Avdeeva, Associate

Legal Highlights: EAEU unified medicine and medical device market and parallel imports. Vladislav Vdovin and Galina Avdeeva for The Moscow Times >

Legal Highlights: Digital medicine. First steps to regulating telemedicine in Russia. Alexander Muravin for The Moscow Times
16 February 2017  |  Alexander Muravin, Senior Associate

The last few years have seen a boom in remote diagnostics and healthcare solutions. Major manufacturers of both dedicated medical equipment and consumer electronics are flooding the market with more and more sophisticated gadgets for patients to monitor all their vitals in real time, transmit this information to doctors and receive the prompt advice they need. >

Legal Highlights: Deoffshorization in action. Andrey Goltsblat and Alla Zverkova for The Moscow Times
22 December 2016  |  Andrey Goltsblat, Managing Partner, Senior Partner, Corporate, M&A, Investment Projects, Alla Zverkova, Senior Associate

CFC (controlled foreign companies) rules came into force in Russia on January 1, 2015. However, the first tax declarations (personal income tax and corporate profits tax) that will include the profits of CFCs will be filed by Russian tax residents (“controlling persons”) only in 2017.
Of course, back in 2015 the owners of foreign companies and settlors of foreign unincorporated structures were required to file notifications of participation in foreign companies (establishment of foreign unincorporated structures). However, in view of insignificant amount of fine (50,000 rubles) for large businesses, many owners of offshore companies and structures ignored this requirement in order to buy time to determine the fates of their foreign assets. >

Legal Highlights: Localization in Russia – new opportunities. Alexey Gorlatov and Vladimir Tchikine for The Moscow Times
17 November 2016  |  Vladimir Tchikine, Partner, Customs and International Trade, Alexey Gorlatov, Associate Director, Head of Commercial Practice / Projects

It is no a secret at all, crisis and sanctions made a certain impact on the Russian economy, however, that does not necessarily mean an adverse impact. >

Legal Highlights: Localization in Russia – new opportunities. Alexey Gorlatov and Vladimir Tchikine for The Moscow Times
17 November 2016  |  Vladimir Tchikine, Partner, Customs and International Trade, Alexey Gorlatov, Associate Director, Head of Commercial Practice / Projects

Legal Highlights: Localization in Russia – new opportunities. Alexey Gorlatov and Vladimir Tchikine for The Moscow Times >

The Russian commercial real estate market: recent legislative changes worth taking a look at.
8 September 2016  |  Svetlana Savina , Head of Group, Dmitry Maltsev, Counsel

Way back in 2015, considerable changes in civil and land legislation promised to have an extensive impact on the real estate market by simplifying transactions and making it possible to govern them by Russian law (instead of English law, often chosen for its flexibility and mechanisms unknown to its Russian counterpart), as well as improving the transparency of public land acquisitions for construction purposes. Another wave of legislative amendments in June 2016 further improved legal procedures and made the real estate market more transparent and streamlined for both new development projects and transactions with completed properties and investments.
In this article, we assess the first practical results of the 2015 legislative modifications and outline the effect the latest legislative changes might have on the market. >

Rosneft Investor Faces Board Member Restrictions
20 July 2016  |  Anton Panchenkov , Partner, Corporate / M&A, Head of Moscow Israeli Desk

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Electric Power Sector Modernization During the Crisis – Possible Solutions.
6 May 2016

The crisis and sanctions are naturally impacting the market of power equipment supply: Foreign suppliers face reduced demand for their output and services from Russian power-sector companies, because of inter alia the substantial exchange rate drop and relative instability. The restrictions resulting from or in connection with the sanctions also have an effect on supply activity.
To read the full text of the article, please follow the link >

Legal Highlights: Electric Power Sector Modernization During the Crisis – Possible Solutions. Alexey Gorlatov for The Moscow Times
28 April 2016  |  Alexey Gorlatov, Associate Director, Head of Commercial Practice / Projects

The crisis and sanctions are naturally impacting the market of power equipment supply: Foreign suppliers face reduced demand for their output and services from Russian power-sector companies, because of inter alia the substantial exchange rate drop and relative instability. The restrictions resulting from or in connection with the sanctions also have an effect on supply activity.
A positive factor in this context is the Russian state program "Energy efficiency and development of the power industry" (Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 321 of April 15, 2014 "On approving the state program of the Russian Federation "Energy efficiency and development of the power industry"), which includes a sub-program entitled "Development and modernization of the electric power sector." Federal budget allocations for this sub-program exceed 14 billion rubles. At the same time, it is obvious that many energy infrastructure facilities are obsolete and require modernization. >

How the Ban on Borrowed Manpower Will Affect Businesses
24 December 2015  |  Nadezhda Ilyushina , Head of Employment Pensions & Benefits

How the BAN on BORROWED MANPOWER will AFFECT BUSINESSES 

Article by Nadezhda Ilyushina 
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PRACTICAL ASPECTS of JV in RUSSIA: Conflicts between Venturers, Behavior Patterns and Typical Mistakes.
18 December 2015  |  Anton Sitnikov, Partner, Head of Corporate / M&A , Anton Panchenkov , Partner, Corporate / M&A, Head of Moscow Israeli Desk

PRACTICAL ASPECTS of JV in RUSSIA: Conflicts between Venturers, Behavior Patterns and Typical Mistakes.

Article by Anton Sitnikov and Anton Panchenkov
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Russian Corporate Law: Full Speed Ahead!
11 November 2015  |  Matvey Kaploukhiy , Partner, Corporate / M&A

Why have Russian law shareholder agreements gained momentum recently? Some companies (primarily state-linked ones) had followed this route long before the Civil Code was reformed and the first amendments concerning shareholder agreements were introduced into specialised laws. >

Russia Hides Data on State Property in Foreign Countries
10 November 2015  |  Vitaly Mozharowski, Partner, Real Estate and Construction

Details of property owned by the Russian government overseas have been made secret due to national security concerns and the “unfriendly” policies of certain foreign countries, the RBC news agency reported Monday. >

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