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CMS Rus­sia part­ners Le­onid Zubar­ev and Max­im Boul­ba...
WTO up­date: A bill au­thor­ising the activ­it­ies of branches of for­eign...
On 16 Decem­ber 2011, Rus­sia signed the Pro­tocol Amend­ing the Mar­rakesh Agree­ment Es­tab­lish­ing the WTO (rat­i­fied by Fed­er­al Law No. 126-FZ of 21 Ju­ly 2012). The Pro­tocol sets out a num­ber of meas­ures that Rus­sia must im­ple­ment, in­clud­ing the ob­lig­a­tion to al­low.
Law ad­op­ted for in­creas­ing min­im­um charter cap­it­al...
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.
Sergey Yuryev
The law on counter-sanc­tions now in force
New re­quire­ments for Rus­si­an in­sur­ance or­gan­isa­tion ex­ec­ut­ives
Qual­i­fic­a­tion and busi­ness repu­ta­tion re­quire­ments have been in­tro­duced for Rus­si­an in­sur­ance or­gan­isa­tion ex­ec­ut­ives. Pri­or ap­prov­al of can­did­ates to the ex­ec­ut­ive po­s­i­tions in Rus­si­an in­sur­ance com­pan­ies by the Cent­ral Bank of Rus­sia (the “CBR”), the sec­tor.
New re­quire­ments for Rus­si­an in­sur­ance or­gan­isa­tion...
Latest amend­ments to Rus­si­an In­sur­ance Law: new clear­ance re­quire­ments...
Start­ing from 28 Janu­ary 2018, pri­or ap­prov­al of the Cent­ral Bank of Rus­sia (the “CBR”) will be needed for: the ac­quis­i­tion of more than 10% of shares in, or con­trol over share­hold­ers hold­ing more than 10% of the shares in a Rus­si­an in­sur­ance or­gan­isa­tion.
Latest amend­ments to Rus­si­an In­sur­ance Law: new clear­ance...
Rus­sia joins the Montreal Con­ven­tion of 1999
On 4 April, Fed­er­al Law No. 52-FZ* on Rus­sia’s join­ing the Con­ven­tion for the Uni­fic­a­tion of Cer­tain Rules for In­ter­na­tion­al Car­riage by Air 1999 (the “Montreal Con­ven­tion”) was pub­lished. Rus­sia joined the Con­ven­tion on the con­di­tion that it re­serves the right.
CMS Rus­sia re­cog­nised by Best Law­yers 2018
A re­view of the Rus­si­an court prac­tice  on in­sur­ance in 2015-16
This art­icle ad­dresses the Rus­si­an courts’ in­ter­pret­a­tion of the civil law rules on in­sur­ance con­tracts in the past two years. While the Rus­si­an leg­al doc­trine does not re­cog­nise case law, leg­ally bind­ing court de­cisions of­ten serve as ref­er­ence points or ex­amples.