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Sergey Yuryev
July 2017
Pre-tri­al dis­putes set­tle­ment pro­ced­ure: new amend­ments...
The Su­preme Court’s new cla­ri­fic­a­tions on dis­putes with for­eign ele­ments:...
The Plen­um of the Su­preme Court of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion (the “Su­preme Court”) re­cently pub­lished a Res­ol­u­tion “On com­mer­cial courts’ con­sid­er­a­tion of cases on eco­nom­ic dis­putes arising from re­la­tions that are com­plic­ated by a for­eign ele­ment” (the “Res­ol­u­tion”).
June 2017
CMS cel­eb­rates 25 an­niversary in Rus­sia
Pre-tri­al dis­putes set­tle­ment pro­ced­ure: new amend­ments take ef­fect...
In June 2016, a man­dat­ory pre-tri­al pro­ced­ure for resolv­ing most com­mer­cial dis­putes was in­tro­duced through the ad­op­tion of amend­ments to the Com­mer­cial Pro­ced­ure Code of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion (the “Pro­ced­ur­al Code”).
June 2017
Cla­ri­fic­a­tion of the reg­u­la­tion of part-time work and...
The New Fla­menco – Su­preme Court al­lows own­ers’ ap­peal
The Su­preme Court, on 28 June 2017, found in fa­vour of the own­ers in the long-awaited “New Fla­menco” judg­ment - Glob­alia Busi­ness Travel S. A. U. (formerly Travel­Plan S. A. U. ) of Spain v Fulton Ship­ping Inc of Panama.
June 2017
On­line au­di­ovisu­al ser­vices to come un­der reg­u­la­tion...
Cla­ri­fic­a­tion of the reg­u­la­tion of part-time work and pay­ment for...
On 18 June 2017, the Rus­si­an Pres­id­ent signed Fed­er­al Law No. 125-FZ “On Amend­ment of the La­bour Code of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion”* (the “Law”). The Law cla­ri­fies how the part-time work re­gime should be set for em­ploy­ees, and what the con­di­tions for provid­ing.
CMS an­nounces rev­en­ue of EUR 999m for 2016
On­line au­di­ovisu­al ser­vices to come un­der reg­u­la­tion in Rus­sia
Amend­ments to the Fed­er­al Law “On In­form­a­tion, In­form­a­tion Tech­no­lo­gies and In­form­a­tion Pro­tec­tion”* (the “Amend­ments”) will come in­to force on 1 Ju­ly 2017. They will reg­u­late the activ­it­ies of the own­ers of on­line au­di­ovisu­al ser­vices.
CMS Rus­sia re­cog­nised by Best Law­yers 2018
The Ver­dict - Round-up of cor­por­ate crime de­vel­op­ments across CMS
We are pleased to send our new is­sue of The Ver­dict, an at-a-glance round-up of re­cent leg­al de­vel­op­ments in re­la­tion to cor­por­ate crime. In this is­sue, the spot­light is on some sig­ni­fic­ant changes to anti-cor­rup­tion laws in the Czech Re­pub­lic, in­clud­ing.