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15 September 2020
Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia 2020
As part of our un­der­tak­ing to cre­ate ad­ded value for cli­ents, our pro­fes­sion­als have put to­geth­er this in­tro­duct­ory guide to the Rus­si­an leg­al sys­tem and the prin­cip­al laws and reg­u­la­tions that are of in­terest to in­vestors in this chal­len­ging but op­por­tun­ity-full mar­ket. It is of course no sub­sti­tute for the ex­pert ad­vice tailored to your pro­ject that we will be pleased to provide to you on re­quest.Rus­si­an le­gis­la­tion is chan­ging rap­idly. Al­though this guide de­scribes the laws as of 1 Janu­ary 2020, please con­tact us to check that it re­mains up-to-date. We would also re­com­mend that you sub­scribe to our free on­line ser­vice CMS Law-Now through which you will re­ceive our leg­al and tax eAl­erts. Jean-François Mar­quaire (Man­aging Part­ner)Le­onid Zubar­ev (Seni­or Part­ner)
12 May 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide for dir­ect­ors of com­pan­ies
17 September 2020
Rus­sia and Cyprus sign pro­tocol amend­ing double tax­a­tion treaty
On 8 Septem­ber 2020, Rus­si­an and Cyp­ri­ot au­thor­it­ies signed* a Pro­tocol amend­ing the ap­plic­able double tax­a­tion treaty (DTT). The pro­posed amend­ments in­crease the ap­plic­able with­hold­ing tax­a­tion (WHT)...
02 July 2020
CMS ad­vises Money­Gram on in­clu­sion in­to the re­gister of op­er­at­ors of for­eign...
CMS has ad­vised Money­Gram, one of the largest pro­viders of money trans­fers in the world, on in­clu­sion in­to the re­gister of op­er­at­ors of for­eign pay­ment sys­tems by the Cent­ral Bank of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion.
26 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to sta­bil­isa­tion and re­struc­tur­ing ini­ti­at­ive
15 September 2020
Cru­cial changes ex­pec­ted in EU Mer­ger Con­trol
'There will be no ma­jor over­haul of EU mer­ger con­trols, but more fine-tun­ing to con­cen­trate on the things that mat­ter' – This was the bot­tom-line of a speech by EU Com­mis­sion­er Mar­grethe Vestager at...
04 June 2020
CMS Rus­sia earns 58 re­cog­ni­tions by Best Law­yers 2021
26 CMS Rus­sia ex­perts have been se­lec­ted for in­clu­sion in­to the 2021 edi­tion of the Best Law­yers. In total, we have earned 58 re­cog­ni­tions by the rank­ing.
11 September 2020
Waste re­form in Rus­sia poses chal­lenges and op­por­tun­it­ies for in­vestors
Start­ing from 1 Janu­ary 2019, Rus­sia has been im­ple­ment­ing a pro­gramme of “waste re­form” to rad­ic­ally change its mu­ni­cip­al waste-man­age­ment sys­tem across the coun­try. Many of the sched­uled pre­par­a­tion...
March 2020
Not­ar­isa­tion of LLC par­ti­cipants’ de­cisions: what has changed?
The Plen­um of the Rus­si­an Su­preme Court cla­ri­fied the rules on the pro­ced­ure for con­firm­ing the de­cisions ad­op­ted by the gen­er­al meet­ing of LLC par­ti­cipants or the sole par­ti­cipant . Here you will find the Ja­pan­ese ver­sion of the up­date.
09 September 2020
Rus­sia in­tro­duces tax man­oeuvre for IT com­pan­ies
On 31 Ju­ly 2020, the Rus­si­an Pres­id­ent signed Fed­er­al Law No. 265-FZ* (the “Law”) en­act­ing a tax man­oeuvre for the Rus­si­an IT in­dustry. How will this man­oeuvre af­fect do­mest­ic and for­eign mar­ket...
12 March 2020
CMS Rus­sia keeps its strong po­s­i­tions in Cham­bers Europe 2020
“They have both very strong tech­nic­al skills and busi­ness know­ledge”, says a cli­ent about CMS Rus­sia that was ranked by Cham­bers Europe 2020
03 September 2020
Rus­si­an Su­preme Court en­trusts courts with coun­ter­ing du­bi­ous fin­an­cial...
On 8 Ju­ly 2020, the Presi­di­um of the Rus­si­an Su­preme Court ap­proved a Re­view* on spe­cif­ic is­sues of ju­di­cial prac­tice re­lated to the ad­op­tion of meas­ures by the courts to counter il­leg­al fin­an­cial trans­ac­tions....