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25/07/2021
Rus­sia to re­quire some for­eign na­tion­als to un­der­go med­ic­al ex­ams, fin­ger­print­ing...
From 29 Decem­ber 2021*, cer­tain cat­egor­ies of for­eign na­tion­als will have to peri­od­ic­ally un­der­go med­ic­al ex­am­in­a­tions, as well as go through one-off fin­ger­print re­gis­tra­tion and pho­to­graph­ing.Be­low you...
14/09/2020
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...
09/08/2020
Rus­si­an Duma re­ceives bill on widen­ing the scope of sanc­tions
A bill that ex­pands the ap­plic­a­tion of sanc­tions by the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion and spe­cifies the pro­ced­ure for their ap­plic­a­tion has been sub­mit­ted to the Rus­si­an State Duma.In par­tic­u­lar, the bill:cla­ri­fies...
06/08/2020
E-visas to be avail­able for Rus­sia
From 1 Janu­ary 2021, for­eign na­tion­als will be able to enter Rus­sia with elec­tron­ic visas at bor­der con­trol posts to be spe­cified by the Rus­si­an gov­ern­ment in a sep­ar­ate doc­u­ment.Be­low you will find...
23/06/2020
Sanc­tioned Rus­si­an com­pan­ies and in­di­vidu­als now pro­tec­ted against law­suits...
On 19 June 2020, amend­ments* to the Com­mer­cial Pro­ced­ure Code of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion came in­to force, which provide for the ex­clus­ive jur­is­dic­tion of Rus­si­an courts to con­sider dis­putes in­volving Rus­si­an...
14/06/2020
Sanc­tioned Rus­si­an com­pan­ies and in­di­vidu­als now pro­tec­ted against law­suits...
On 19 June 2020, amend­ments to the Com­mer­cial Pro­ced­ure Code of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion came in­to force, which provide for the ex­clus­ive jur­is­dic­tion of Rus­si­an courts to con­sider dis­putes in­volving Rus­si­an...
13/05/2020
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...
30/04/2020
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...
22/04/2020
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 changes are ex­pec­ted to give new in­cent­ives to in­vestors...
07/04/2020
Pro­long­a­tion of non-work­ing days un­til 30 April 2020 due to COV­ID-19 out­break:...
Dur­ing his na­tion­al ad­dress on 2 April, Pres­id­ent Putin an­nounced his de­cision to pro­long the ini­tial non-work­ing days from 4 April to 30 April 2020 in­clus­ive in or­der to fight against the spread of COV­ID-19...
13/03/2020
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 . Un­less the com­pany’s...
13/11/2019
CMS On your radar | Is­sue 11
Evol­u­tion or re­volu­tion? How should em­ploy­ment law ad­apt to re­spond to the chan­ging pace of the world of work?  The glob­al growth in the gig eco­nomy has brought a vari­ety of loc­al chal­lenges. Laws which...