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Russian Civil Code

Changes in Real Estate legislation - 3 quarter 2017

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Amendments to the federal laws - Federal Law No. 135-FZ On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation Improving the Procedure for Establishing and Using the Territory Adjacent to an Airfield and...more

Knowledge Of Loan Extensions Precludes Exoneration

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The California Civil Code devotes several sections to the subject of the exoneration of sureties. Section 2819, for example, intones...more

Banking and Finance. Major Russian Legislation Changes for 2015

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Throughout 2015, both external and internal factors had a considerable negative impact on the Russian economy. It is precisely in this context that amendments intended to modernize legislation to develop regulation of the...more

Real Estate. Major Russian legislation changes for 2015

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Reform of civil legislation - Federal Law No. 42-FZ on Amendments to Part One of the Russian Federation Civil Code of March 8, 2015 - The Law entered into force on June 1, 2015 and made sweeping changes to the...more

Civil Code Reform: New Provisions on Contracts and Obligations

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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

English Law Concepts Introduced Into Russian Legislation

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On 8 March 2015, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Federal Law No. 42-FZ, “On amending the first part of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation,” which came into force on 1 June 2015. The changes are part...more

Russia Bulletin - April 2015

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Russia is in the midst of strategically overhauling its economy, seeking to modernize its business methods, “de-offshore” business interests and impose stricter constraints on foreign investors and multinationals operating...more

Changes to the Civil Code of the Russian Federation (the "RCC") relating to Contract Law and the Law of Obligations

Federal Law No. 42-FZ dated 4 March 2015 (On Amendments to Part I of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation) (the "Law") was signed by the President of the Russian Federation on 8 March 2015 and is aimed at amending certain...more

Russian Legislation Update

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In This Issue: - Currency Control/Securities - Corporate: Civil Code Reform - Banking - Excerpt from Banking: On 17 June 2014 the Central Bank issued Instruction No. 154-I “On the Procedure for...more

Resolution Of The Plenum Of The Higher Arbitrazh Court On Major And Related Party Transactions

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On 16 May 2014 the Plenum of the Higher Arbitrazh Court adopted the resolution "On Certain Issues Related to Challenging Major and Related Party Transactions" ("Resolution 28"). Resolution 28 contains a number of new legal...more

Processing Personal Data in Russia? Consider These Changes to Russian Law and How They May Impact Your Business

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Changes Impacting Businesses that Process Personal Data in Russia - On July 21, 2014, a new law Federal Law ? 242-FZ was adopted in Russia (Database Law) introducing amendments to the existing Federal Law “On personal...more

Russian Legislation Update - 21 July – 17 August 2014

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In This Issue: - Corporate: Register of Shareholders - Investment Partnership - Dual Citizenship - Economic Partnership - Excerpt from Corporate: Register of Shareholders: On 31 July 2014 the...more

Amendments to the Civil Code of the Russian Federation Effective From 1 July 2014

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Part I of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation - A further set of amendments to the Civil Code of the Russian Federation ("Russian Civil Code"), introduced by Federal Law No. 367-FZ On Amendment of the First Part...more

Key Reforms of the Russian Civil Code for Legal Entities

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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

Civil Code Reform on Companies

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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

Russia’s Imposition of Russian Law in Crimea: What Does This Mean for Companies Operating in Crimea and How Can Investors Protect...

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Against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving domestic and international legal landscape in Ukraine, this OnPoint focuses on the practical steps that companies operating in Crimea may consider taking in view of the legal...more

Russian Legislation Update: Civil Code Reform: Choice of Laws Rules

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On 30 September 2013 the President signed Federal Law No. 260-FZ amending Part III of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation. The Law is the sixth set of amendments to the Russian Civil Code within the civil law...more

Civil Code Reform: Rules on Conflict of Laws

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On 30 September 2013, the President signed Federal Law No. 260-FZ amending Part III of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation. The Law is the sixth set of amendments to the Russian Civil Code within the civil law...more

CIS Legal Update - September 2013: Summary of Key Changes to the Russian Civil Code

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The Russian Civil Code (the “Civil Code”), one of the fundamental laws underlying most Russian legislation, is now undergoing a number of important changes that will likely affect all companies doing business in Russia. Due...more

Lease of Real Estate: Special Alert - Lease of Future Real Estate and Other Court Clarifications on Lease Matters. Recent Trends...

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On 25 January 2013 the Plenary Session of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation (the “Court”) approved Resolution No. 13 on the application of the Russian Civil Code provisions on lease agreements (the...more

Russian Legislation Update - May through June 2013

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In This Issue: - Procurement - Electric Power/Renewable Energy Sources - First Reading: Public Sector Companies - Excerpt from Procurement: On 7 June 2013 the President signed Federal Law No. 115-FZ...more

Amendments to Russian Civil Code Related to Immovable Property

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Amended code, including provisions on state registration and notes of objection, will take effect on 1 March. On 30 December 2012, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin approved proposed amendments to the...more

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

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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

National public order

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The contravention of a foreign judicial judgment to the national public order is deemed as a sufficient ground to reject recognition and enforcement of foreign court and foreign commercial court judgments in the...more

Russian Law Update -- August 2012

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In This Issue: *Introduction *Reform of the Russian Civil Code: Changes in Legal Entities *Russia’s Accession to the WTO *Arbitration of Disputes in Russia: Recent Developments *Shareholders’ Agreements:...more

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