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Whether you are planning a merger as part of your growth strategy, thinking about diversifying into new sectors or looking for new funding options such as non-bank lending or through equity investment, our experts offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice. Having lawyers who think and act beyond their traditional role and seek to add value can help you secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Our international team of more than 700 corporate lawyers in over 30 countries worldwide can assist you in all aspects of corporate law and M&A, both domestically and internationally.

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21 Jan 20
Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2019/2020
27 Dec 19
Elec­tron­ic la­bour books to be avail­able in Rus­sia from 2021
Em­ploy­ment his­tory re­cords will have to be held in elec­tron­ic form from 1 Janu­ary 2021. Le­gis­lat­ive amend­ments which provide for this and oth­er re­lated re­quire­ments will come in­to force on 1 Janu­ary 2020....
10/05/2011
CMS European M&A Study 2011
09 Dec 19
Fines for breach of per­son­al data loc­al­isa­tion rules fi­nally ad­op­ted
The Pres­id­ent has signed a law* in­tro­du­cing fines for the breach of per­son­al data loc­al­isa­tion rules. The law is ef­fect­ive from 2 Decem­ber 2019. The law provides for fines ran­ging from RUB 1m (EUR...
04 Nov 19
Rus­si­an Min­istry of La­bour in­vites or­gan­isa­tions to im­ple­ment new...
The Min­istry of La­bour and So­cial Pro­tec­tion has de­veloped new re­com­mend­a­tions on com­bat­ing cor­rup­tion in or­gan­isa­tions, in­clud­ing Meas­ures to pre­vent cor­rup­tion in or­gan­isa­tions*, Re­com­mend­a­tions on...
30 Sep 19
Rus­si­an draft law sets fines for per­son­al data breaches and in­ter­net...
On 10 Septem­ber 2019, the Rus­si­an State Duma ad­op­ted a bill* in­tro­du­cing fines for the breach of per­son­al data loc­al­isa­tion rules. The draft law went through the first of three hear­ings in the lower cham­ber...
30 Aug 19
Rus­sia to en­force "Sov­er­eign In­ter­net" Law
On 1 Novem­ber 2019, the ma­jor­ity of the pro­vi­sions of the Sov­er­eign In­ter­net Law* will come in­to force in Rus­sia. The Law’s main goal is to cre­ate an autonom­ous sys­tem that can sup­port the op­er­a­tion...
01 Aug 19
E-visas to be avail­able for St. Peters­burg and Len­in­grad Re­gion
From 1 Oc­to­ber 2019*, for­eign cit­izens will be able to enter Rus­sia with single-entry elec­tron­ic visas at bor­der con­trol posts loc­ated in Saint Peters­burg and the Len­in­grad Re­gion. With this type of...
31 Jul 19
M&A and GDPR: an­nounced GBP 99 m hotel chain fine high­lights due di­li­gence...
A year since the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the GDPR, de­cisions were handed down in the UK and Ger­many re­veal­ing how the reg­u­la­tion has a dir­ect im­pact on M&A trans­ac­tions. In one rul­ing, the Su­per­vis­ory Au­thor­ity...
05 Jun 19
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...
21 May 19
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,...
22 Feb 19
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...