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28 Oct 19
Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia 2019
14 May 20
Rus­sia takes a step in the de­vel­op­ment of In­sur­tech
In late April 2020, the ban was lif­ted on the pro­vi­sion of ser­vices re­lated to the con­clu­sion of in­sur­ance con­tracts in elec­tron­ic form by in­sur­ance agents and brokers. It had been pos­sible to con­clude...
CMS Rus­sia earns 33 re­cog­ni­tions by Best Law­yers 2020
13 May 20
In­form­a­tion on con­trac­tu­al re­stric­tions can now be pub­lished on Fed­re­surs.ru
On 1 April 2020, amend­ments* came in­to force al­low­ing Rus­si­an leg­al en­tit­ies and in­di­vidu­al en­tre­pren­eurs to enter ad­di­tion­al in­form­a­tion about them­selves on the Fed­re­surs* web­site, as well as in­form­a­tion...
CMS Rus­sia part­ners Le­onid Zubar­ev and Max­im Boul­ba...
30 Apr 20
Rus­si­an Su­preme Court’s COV­ID-19 case law re­view
On 21 April 2020, the Rus­si­an Su­preme Court cla­ri­fied in an of­fi­cial Re­view* cer­tain is­sues of ju­di­cial prac­tice re­lated to the ap­plic­a­tion of le­gis­la­tion in the con­text of meas­ures to com­bat the spread...
Law ad­op­ted for in­creas­ing min­im­um charter cap­it­al...
22 Apr 20
Rus­sia amends laws pro­tect­ing and pro­mot­ing in­vest­ment
A set of laws that bring im­port­ant changes to le­gis­la­tion on the pro­tec­tion and pro­mo­tion of in­vest­ment in Rus­sia was ad­op­ted on 1 April 2020. The core of the amend­ments is Fed­er­al Law No. 69-FZ*, which...
The law on counter-sanc­tions now in force
20 Apr 20
Mi­gra­tion re­gime in Rus­sia tem­por­ar­ily sim­pli­fied
Un­der an Ex­ec­ut­ive Or­der* of the Rus­si­an Pres­id­ent, spe­cial rules for for­eign na­tion­als to stay and work in Rus­sia will ap­ply from 15 March to 15 June 2020. Dur­ing that time, the fol­low­ing are sus­pen­ded:...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to In­sur­ance
14 Apr 20
Di­git­al passes now re­quired in Mo­scow and Mo­scow Re­gion: who must...
On 11 April, the Mo­scow May­or* and the Gov­ernor of the Mo­scow Re­gion* in­tro­duced a di­git­al passes re­gime. When are di­git­al passes re­quired? Di­git­al passes can be ob­tained start­ing from 13 April and be­come...