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ALRUD Law Firm | February 2024

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Special economic measures introduced in 2022 due to “unfriendly” actions of certain foreign states against the Russian Federation have been subject to development and clarification during 2023. We have already highlighted some key aspects of 2023 countersanctions regulation in another newsletter, and here we would like to pay more attention to the corporate and some other regulatory issues. 1 ...

ALRUD Law Firm | February 2024

The Supreme Court has considered the Westwalk case and ruled that foreign companies can be legally recognized as bankrupt if there is a "close connection" with Russia. Bankruptcy of foreigners was first commenced in 2016, but for a long was applied only to individuals1. The Arbitrazh Court of the Chelyabinsk Region opened Pandora's box in 2022 with respect to a company from the island of Nevis, which was only formally registered there ...

ALRUD Law Firm | February 2024

The year 2023 was marked by the further strengthening of control over transactions involving the sale of Russian assets owned by “unfriendly” foreign entities, as well as over Russian strategic companies. As for antimonopoly regulation, after several years of discussions and revisions, the fifth antimonopoly package was adopted, and a number of precedent-setting cases were considered. Please see below for more details about the key developments and highlights of 2023. 1 ...

ALRUD Law Firm | January 2024

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, In 2020, Articles 248.1 and 248.2 of the Russian Arbitrazh (State Commercial) Procedure Code (“APC RF”) took effect to provide additional judicial protection for Russians due to foreign sanctions (restrictive measures). We have addressed these ****new statutes****, ****their initial application by Russian courts****, as well as the precedent-setting Russian Supreme Court ruling in the ****Uraltransmash v. PESA**** case in our previous newsletters ...

ALRUD Law Firm | January 2024

Please be informed that the Government has prolonged the moratorium on unplanned inspections of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs till the end of 20241 ...

ALRUD Law Firm | December 2023

****Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,**** We would like to update you on recent precedent-setting judgements by Russian courts in matters involving foreign businesses that decided to leave Russia. On 17 October 2023, the Arbitrazh court of Moscow city sustained the claim by Russian bank PJSC Sovkombank against Citibank N.A. (a US company) and its Russian subsidiary JSC KB Citibank concerning the joint recovery of US$24m in losses1. On 21 December 2023, an appeals court upheld the judgement ...

ALRUD Law Firm | December 2023

On November 15, 2023 the Ministry of Industry and Trade has submitted to the authorized departments for approval a draft governmental decree (“Decree”) banning the use of polymer goods and packaging waste from which is not recyclable or inefficiently extracted. In case the draft Decree receives positive feedback, it will undergo further consideration in the Russian government and subsequently adopted ...

ALRUD Law Firm | November 2023

In the course of regular updates on Russian counter-sanctions, we would like to provide you with information on Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated November 08, 2023 No. 844 “On Additional Temporary Economic Measures Related to Circulation of Foreign Securities” (“Decree No. 844”). Decree No ...

ALRUD Law Firm | August 2023

On August 23, 2023, the extracts from the minutes of the meeting of the Sub-commission of the Government Commission for Control over Foreign Investments in the Russian Federation No. 182/5 dated August 09, 2023, were published. (“Extracts No. 182/5”). The said Extracts No ...

ALRUD Law Firm | August 2023

Anton Dzhuplin, Partner of ALRUD Corporate/M&A practice and Co-Head of Crisis Management, Economic sanctions and Compliance practice, was re-elected as Vice Chair for the Year In Review of the International M&A Joint Venture Committee of the American Bar Association International Law Section. Within the Committee, world leading experts specializing in M&A share best practices and update information in the international law, raising their professional expertise ...

ALRUD Law Firm | August 2023

Anton Dzhuplin, Partner of ALRUD Corporate / M&A practice, Co-Head of Crisis Management, Economic sanctions and Compliance practice, edited the “International M&A and Joint Ventures” part of the American Bar Association International Law Section annual publication “The Year In Review” ...

ALRUD Law Firm | August 2023

On August 8, 2023 the President of the Russian Federation signed and published new Decree 'On suspension by the Russian Federation of certain provisions of the Double Tax Treaties' No. 585 (the “Decree No. 585”) ...

ALRUD Law Firm | July 2023

Please be informed that major changes in regulation of information technologies and the Internet in Russia have been enacted recently by legislators in the third reading at the Russian Parliament. The bills are aimed at establishing new requirements for hosting providers, restrictions on the use of recommendation technologies on the Internet and authorisation methods on Russian websites, new fines for social media platform owners ...

ALRUD Law Firm | July 2023

Please be informed of the adoption of a number of legislative and regulatory acts that impose restrictions on the use of foreign programs and products in the government and financial sectors ...

ALRUD Law Firm | July 2023

On July 16, 2023 the President of the Russian Federation signed Decree 'On Amendments to the List of Movable and Immovable Property, Securities, Shares in the Authorized (share) Capital of Russian Legal Entities and Property Rights, in respect of which Interim Administration is introduced, approved by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated April 25, 2023 No. 302' No. 520 (“Decree No. 520”)1. Decree No ...

ALRUD Law Firm | July 2023

We would like to inform you that the Extract1 from the decision of the Sub-Commission No. 171/5 as of July 07, 2023 was published on July 12, 2023 ...

ALRUD Law Firm | July 2023

  We would like to inform you that on July 10, 2023 the Federal Law No. 301-FZ “On Amendments to the Federal Law “On Protection of Competition” has been adopted (hereinafter – the “Law”, the “Fifth antimonopoly package”). The Law shall take effect as of September 01, 2023 ...

ALRUD Law Firm | June 2023

We are pleased to let you know that on 07 June 2023 the Russian parliament approved the draft law allowing the shareholders of small and medium-size enterprises to liquidate their business within a simplified procedure ...

ALRUD Law Firm | June 2023

The President of the Russian Federation instructed the Government to consider the opportunity of granting clearance for the sale of Russian legal entities controlled by “unfriendly” entities only with the consent of senior officials of the Russian regions where such entities are located. The Government should issue a report on this matter by June 15, 2023 ...

ALRUD Law Firm | June 2023

Business reorganization is a commonly utilized strategy to enhance efficiency and reduce costs within a business. Reorganization not only impacts corporate changes, but also has an effect on labour relations, which can pose certain risks.   We have summarized the key labour issues that illustrate the red flags associated with corporate transactions, along with practical issues that should be taken into consideration.   More details here ...

ALRUD Law Firm | May 2023

As a matter of important update that may impact potential and scheduled payments of dividends, interest, royalties and other similar “passive types” of income from Russia, please be informed that on 18th of May 2023 Russian Media has announced that Double Tax Treaties (the “DTTs”) with “Unfriendly States” will be temporarily suspended by the Presidential Decree in June 2023 ...

ALRUD Law Firm | May 2023

On 28 April 2023, a new law was adopted on additional restrictions on devices for the consumption of nicotine-containing products (the “Law” and “Devices”, respectively). The Law introduces special new aspects on the retail, advertising and manufacturing of Devices as well as further restrictions on turnover of nicotine-containing products ...

ALRUD Law Firm | April 2023

We would like to inform you that today the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law dated April 28, 2023 No. 139-FZ significantly amending the Federal Law dated April 29, 2008 No. 57-FZ Federal Law “On Procedures for Foreign Investments in Companies having Strategic Importance for the National Security and Defense” (hereinafter – the “Strategic Investments Law”) ...

ALRUD Law Firm | April 2023

On April 25, 2023 the President of the Russian Federation signed Decree No. 302 “On the Interim Administration of Certain Assets” (“Decree No. 302”)1, introducing a new mechanism for interim administration of certain assets in Russia (“Interim Administration”). Decree No. 302 became effective immediately on April 25, 2023. {{1.}} Grounds for and scope of Interim Administration {{1.1}}In accordance with Decree No ...

ALRUD Law Firm | March 2023

The Judicial Chamber on Economic Disputes of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation has considered TrustForex LLC case (No. A40-167835/2021) concerning the essential issue of recovery of penalty for providing false representations while selling assets. We believe this case to be very important both for the court practice and for the business ...

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