Andrei Dontsov

Andrei Dontsov

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Russian Legislation Update: November 2016 - January 2017

Welcome to the most recent issue of our Russian Legislation Update, covering the period of November 2016 - January 2017. In this issue: - Corporate Relations - Anti-Corruption Practices - Banking - Procurement...more

1/30/2017 - Amended Legislation Anti-Corruption Banks Business Entities Corporate Entities Credit Financial Institutions Financial Solvency Foreign Financial Institutions (FFI) Guarantors New Legislation Principle-Based Reserves Procurement Guidelines Russia

Russian Legislation Update: 18 July – 4 September 2016

Welcome to the most recent issue of our Russian Legislation Update, covering the period of 18 July – 4 September 2016. In this issue: - Corporate - Banking - Anti-Money Laundering - Subsoil - Public-private...more

9/16/2016 - Anti-Money Laundering Bank of Russia Basel III Bilateral Agreements Economic Sanctions Joint Stock Companies Natural Resources New Legislation Procurement Guidelines Public Private Partnerships (P3s) Russia Subordinated Debt Subsoil

Russian Legislation Update: 9 May - 17 July 2016

Welcome to the most recent issue of our Russian Legislation Update, covering the period of 9 May - 17 July 2016. In this issue: - Civil relations - Currency Control - Anti-Money Laundering - Banking -...more

8/5/2016 - Anti-Money Laundering Banking Sector Beneficial Owner Central Bank of Russia Credit Rating Agencies Currency Control Disclosure Requirements Financial Markets Limited Liability Company (LLC) New Legislation Power of Attorney Procurement Guidelines Public Notaries Publicly-Traded Companies Russia

Russian Legislation Update: May 2016

Currency Control - On 13 April the Government adopted Resolution No. 300 regarding, among other things, currency control bodies. Due to the abolishment of the Federal Service for Fiscal and Budgetary Supervision,...more

5/25/2016 - Bank of Russia Banks Climate Change Currency Control Currency Exchange Foreign Currency Greenhouse Gas Emissions Insurance Industry Investment Funds Kyoto Protocol New Legislation Paris Agreement Russia

Russian Legislation Update

Currency Control - On 5 April 2016 the President signed Federal Law No. 89-FZ amending the Administrative Offences Code. The limitation period for bringing administrative action for a breach of currency legislation...more

4/21/2016 - Banking Sector Concession Agreements Currency Control New Legislation Roads Russia

Russian Legislation Update

Corporate - On 29 December 2015 the President signed Federal Law No. 391-FZ amending the Basic Principles of Notary Activities, the LLC Law and a number of other laws. The amendments provide, among others, the...more

3/11/2016 - Banks Business Entities Currency Control Foreign Investment Limited Liability Company (LLC) New Legislation Privately Held Corporations Public Notaries Publicly-Traded Companies Russia

Russian Legislation Update - February 2016

Banking - On 30 December 2015 the President signed Federal Law No. 426-FZ amending the Law on the Central Bank (Bank of Russia). As a rule, regulations of the Bank of Russia enter into force 10 days after the date...more

2/16/2016 - Amended Legislation Anti-Money Laundering Bank Holding Company Banking Sector Central Bank of Russia Currency Control Disclosure Requirements Environmental Policies Foreign Investment Imports Liquidity Coverage Ratio Recycling Risk Management Russia

M&A Attractiveness Index, EMEA – Russia

According to the M&A Attractiveness Index, developed by the M&A Research Centre at Cass Business School, Russia is now ranked 57th out of a total of 147 countries in terms of its attractiveness for M&A purposes (i.e., its...more

12/3/2015 - Acquisitions Foreign Investment Inbound Investments Mergers Outbound Transactions Russia

Russian Legislation Update

Investments Industrial Clusters and Parks - On 31 July and 4 August 2015, the Government adopted Resolution No. 779 in relation to industrial clusters and their specialized organizations and Resolution No. 794 in...more

9/16/2015 - Geological Data Hazardous Waste Industrial Space Investment Funds Management Companies NGOs Russia Subsoil Waste Disposal

Civil Code Reform: New Provisions on Contracts and Obligations

On 8 March 2015, the President signed Federal Law No. 42-FZ "On Amending Part 1 of the Russian Civil Code." The amendments aim at increasing the stability and predictability of contractual relations under Russian law at...more

8/21/2015 - Breach of Contract Commercial Bankruptcy Contract Disputes Contract Negotiations Contract Peformance Contract Termination Contract Terms Creditors Damages Modification Russia Russian Civil Code Specific Performance Suretyships UNIDROIT

Challenging Major and Interested Party Transactions

On 16 May 2014 the Plenary Session of the Russian Supreme Commercial Court adopted Resolution No. 28 “On Certain Issues Related to Challenging Major and Interested Party Transactions.” In this Resolution, the Court...more

11/3/2014 - Corporate Sales Transactions Interested Parties Russia

Civil Code Reform on Companies

Special Alert: On 5 May 2014 the President signed Federal Law No. 99-FZ which introduces certain amendments to Chapter 4 of Part One of the Civil Code and removes certain provisions from Legislative Acts of the...more

7/9/2014 - Legal Entities New Amendments New Legislation Russian Civil Code

Changes in Russian Banking Laws: Acquisition of Bank’s Shares; Banking Groups and Banking Holdings; Risk Management

On 2 July 2013 the President signed Federal Law No. 146-FZ amending the Law on Banks and Banking Activity, the Law on the Bank of Russia and a number of other Russian laws. Following the Strategy for the Development of the...more

9/10/2013 - Acquisitions Foreign Banks New Legislation Risk Management Russia

Liability Of A Company's Officers

On 30 July 2013 the Plenary Session of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation adopted Resolution No. 62 “On Certain Matters of Indemnification of Damages by Members of a Company’s Governing Bodies.” In...more

8/26/2013 - Board of Directors Russia SCC

Is the legal environment changing for Russia-related transactions? What new challenges will parties face and how should they...

A dynamic market - Russia is a dynamic, developing growth market, with a constantly changing legal environment. Right now Russia is seeing an upturn of activity in corporate transactions of all kinds: mergers and...more

1/15/2013 - Enforcement Foreign Investment Foreign Jurisdictions Joint Venture Public Listing Russian Civil Code

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