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Russia Introduces New Draft Law on Social Networks

Russian lawmakers have proposed a draft law that would impose new obligations on the owners of public networks. Such owners with no registered presence in Russia would be required to set up a local representative office....more

New Russia Sanctions: Key Takeaways

The new sanctions fall within the framework of existing US sanctions against Russia, but have expanded their application by classifying new, prominent individuals and companies as “Specially Designated Nationals.” Given the...more

4/13/2018  /  CAATSA , Economic Sanctions , OFAC , Russia , SDN List

US Enacts New Sanctions Against Russia

On August 2, US President Donald Trump signed into law the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which enacts a significant expansion of US sanctions against Russia as well as new measures relating to Iran...more

Russia: Proposed Audiovisual Services Law Approved by State Duma

On April 21, the Russian State Duma (lower house of the Russian parliament) approved amendments to the Russian Law on Information, Information Technologies and Protection of Information regarding audiovisual services....more

Russia: Possible Foreign Ownership Restrictions on Online Video Services

Russia is considering new restrictions on foreign ownership and control of online video services, similar to the rules recently imposed on “mass media” such as television, radio, and publications....more

Russia: New Rules on Approvals of Certain Corporate Actions

The new rules, which take effect on 1 January 2017, will apply to both limited liability and stock companies. Russia recently changed the laws governing the approval of certain corporate actions....more

Russian Companies: Know Your UBOs

All Russian legal entities must obtain information on their ultimate beneficial owners. Russia has recently amended its anti-money laundering law to require that any legal entity, whether private or public (with limited...more

Key Reforms of the Russian Civil Code for Legal Entities

The changes address corporate governance, liability, and other issues. Russia continues to pursue a series of reforms to modernise its civil and commercial laws and improve the business environment. Recent amendments...more

8/7/2014  /  Russia , Russian Civil Code

Update on Economic Sanctions Triggered in Reaction to the Crisis in Ukraine

On March 17, the European Union and United States took further actions with respect to the Ukraine situation, as follows...more

3/18/2014  /  Foreign Policy , Russia , Sanctions , Ukraine
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