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10/05/2011
CMS European M&A Study 2011
05/06/2019
Rus­sia of­fers visa-free entry dur­ing UEFA Euro 2020
For­eign na­tion­als plan­ning to at­tend UEFA Euro 2020 matches in Saint Peters­burg as spec­tat­ors will be able* to enter Rus­sia without a visa if they have a pass­port, a Fan ID, an en­trance tick­et for a match or doc­u­ments en­titling them to re­ceive tick­ets.
21/05/2019
New law es­tab­lishes con­di­tions for di­git­al rights in Rus­sia
On 1 Oc­to­ber 2019, the so-called ‘Law on di­git­al rights’, Fed­er­al Law No. 34-FZ dated 18 March 2019*, will come in­to force. It in­tro­duces the concept of “di­git­al rights” in­to Rus­si­an le­gis­la­tion, sim­pli­fies re­quire­ments as to the form of elec­tron­ic trans­ac­tions.
22/02/2019
Su­preme Court cla­ri­fies key as­pects of Rus­si­an con­tract law
The Plen­um of the Su­preme Court of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion ad­op­ted the Res­ol­u­tion* “On some is­sues of the ap­plic­a­tion of the gen­er­al pro­vi­sions of the Civil Code of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion on the con­clu­sion and in­ter­pret­a­tion of con­tracts”.
29/01/2019
Rus­sia ad­opts new reg­u­la­tion on gen­er­al meet­ings of share­hold­ers
The Reg­u­la­tion on Gen­er­al Meet­ings of Share­hold­ers* ap­proved by the Rus­si­an Cent­ral Bank on 16 Novem­ber 2018 came in­to force on 25 Janu­ary 2019. The new Reg­u­la­tion im­proves the pro­ced­ure for pre­par­ing, con­ven­ing and hold­ing gen­er­al share­hold­ers meet­ings at.
22/11/2018
New re­port | Con­nec­ted Fu­ture: in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in the rad­ic­ally...
Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives, but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture, such as di­git­al; on the oth­er hand, it.
12/10/2018
Rus­sia ex­pands policies to im­prove its busi­ness cli­mate
Fur­ther to the Rus­si­an gov­ern­ment’s meas­ures to stream­line the pro­cess of re­gis­ter­ing a busi­ness in Rus­sia and im­prove cor­por­ate gov­ernance, the Min­istry of Eco­nom­ic De­vel­op­ment is­sued an or­der* that ap­proved 36 mod­el charters for lim­ited li­ab­il­ity com­pan­ies.
21/06/2018
Amend­ments to the Rus­si­an Civil Code on fin­an­cial trans­ac­tions
On 1 June 2018, a Fed­er­al Law* (the “Law”), which sig­ni­fic­antly im­pacts the reg­u­la­tion of Rus­sia’s fin­an­cial sec­tor, came in­to force, and must be con­sidered when struc­tur­ing fin­an­cial trans­ac­tions.
01/06/2018
High­er risk of li­ab­il­ity for ul­ti­mate be­ne­fi­cial own­ers of Rus­si­an...
The Rus­si­an Min­istry of Eco­nom­ic De­vel­op­ment has draf­ted amend­ments to the Civil Code of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion (the “Civil Code”). The amend­ments, which are now be­ing pre­pared for the Rus­si­an Par­lia­ment’s re­view, are aimed at chan­ging the li­ab­il­ity re­gime.
18/05/2018
The bill to counter US sanc­tions passes State Duma’s second read­ing
On 17 May 2018, the State Duma (the Lower Cham­ber of the Rus­si­an Par­lia­ment) ad­op­ted the bill “On Meas­ures (Coun­ter­meas­ures) in Re­sponse to the Un­friendly Ac­tions of the USA and Oth­er States” (the “Bill”) in the second read­ing.