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Tax Issues to Consider when Providing E-Services to Russian-Based Clients
ALRUD Law Firm, October 2019

With effect from 1st. January 2019, Russia amended the rules relating to VAT taxation of electronic (online) services (e.g. provision of rights to use software, streaming music, films, gaming services, hosting, website and webpage support, etc.). The new regulations raised a number of questions that are considered in this article...

Changes in legislation on foreign investments in strategic companies of the Russian Federation
ALRUD Law Firm, September 2017

September 22, 2017 Dear Madam or Sir, We hereby inform you that recently Federal Law dated 01.07.2017 No. 155-FZ (“155-FZ”) and Federal Law dated 18.07.2017 No. 165-FZ (“165-FZ”) have been adopted and became effective, introducing significant amendments to Federal Law dated 29.04.2008 No...

Current trends in court practice on discrimination claims in Russia
ALRUD Law Firm, September 2017

Irina Anyukhina, ALRUD Partner, heading Labour and Employment practice, prepared an article for September issue of “Discrimination and Equality Law News”, published by International Bar Association Legal Practice Division. In the article, Irina describes current trends in court practice on discrimination claims in Russia...

Position of Russian Federal Tax Authorities in respect of currency control regulation
ALRUD Law Firm, August 2017

Position of Russian Federal Tax Authorities in respect of currency control regulation August 29, 2017 Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, This is to inform you that Federal Tax Authority of the Russian Federation published the Letter no. 3-H-3-17/[email protected] dated July 16, 2017, in respect of the position regarding legitimacy of transactions of Russian residents on their foreign bank accounts which were not declared to the local tax authorities (the “Letter”)...

The concept of unjustified tax benefit is formalized in the Russian Tax Code
ALRUD Law Firm, August 2017

The concept of unjustified tax benefit is formalized in the Russian Tax Code August 03, 2017 Dear Sirsand Mesdames, We would like to inform you that the Federal Law No. 163-FZ dated July 18, 2017 (the “Law”) introduced amendments to the Russian tax legislation, codifying the concept of unjustified tax benefit, which was previously described by the Supreme Arbitration Court in 2006. The new Article 54...

Law on Blocking Mirror Websites
ALRUD Law Firm, August 2017

The adoption of the Federal Law No 156-FZ “On Amendments to the Federal Law "On Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection” entered into force October 1, 2017 (hereinafter the “Federal Law”). 1...

Law on Security of Critical Information Infrastructure: implications for players of finance, banking, transport, health, telecom and other industries.
ALRUD Law Firm, July 2017

We would like to inform you of the recent developments of Russian cybersecurity legislation. The draft law “On Security of Critical Information Infrastructure” has passed the third (final) reading at the Lower Chamber of the Russian Parliament and has been sent to the Upper Chamber for final approval. Afterwards Russian President will likely sign the document...

The Russian Supreme Court Introduces Updated Guidelines for the Cases with Foreign Parties Involvement
ALRUD Law Firm, July 2017

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation (the “SC RF”) has adopted the Resolution of the Plenum No. 23 “On consideration of commercial cases arising from relationships complicated by an international element” (the “Resolution of the Plenum”)...

Pre-trial Procedure for Intellectual Property Disputes
ALRUD Law Firm, July 2017

Earlier this year the Federal Law " On Amendments to Articles 1252 and 1486 of the 4th part of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation and Articles 4 and 99 of the Arbitrazh Procedural Code of Russia" entered into force.The amendments relate to pre-trial procedure for resolving intellectual property disputes.1...

Novelties in Regulation of Overtime and Part-Time Work in Russia
ALRUD Law Firm, June 2017

New Law No 125-FZ amending regulation of overtime and part-time work was signed by the Russian President earlier this year (hereinafter – the “Law”). The Law went into force on June 29, 2017. Highlight below is the most important novelties introduced by the Law. Part-Time Work The parties of labour relations may now agree on any length and frequency of an employee’s working hours...

Enforcement of foreign court judgments in Russia: a wind of change
ALRUD Law Firm, June 2017

BREAKING NEWSEnforcement of foreign court judgments in Russia: a wind of change June 06, 2017 Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, We would like to inform you on recent precedents of Russian courts in cases concerning enforcement of foreign court judgments, which we believe represents a major step forward towards the goal of creating a favorable investment climate in Russia...

Newsletter: Tax on the Division of Matrimonial Property in Case of Divorce
ALRUD Law Firm, May 2017

  Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, We would like to inform you that the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation issued a clarification dated March 02, 2017 regarding taxation on the division of matrimonial property after the divorce of the spouses...

FAS Russia Proposed to Exempt from Inspections such Companies that have Effective Antimonopoly Compliance Systems
ALRUD Law Firm, April 2017

  Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, We would like to inform you that the Federal Antimonopoly Service (hereinafter - "FAS Russia") proposes to exempt from inspections such companies that have effective antimonopoly compliance systems. FAS Russia also intends to implement a risk-oriented approach and develops criteria for the companies to be included in the list of scheduled inspections. According to the Deputy Head of FAS Russia Mr...

The Office of the Prosecutor General of the RF proposed Exemption from Administrative Liability Organizations Reporting on Corruption Offenses and Seizure of Property as New Preventive Measures
ALRUD Law Firm, April 2017

  Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, We would like to inform you that the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation (hereinafter - the "Prosecutor General Office") has prepared a number of amendments and suggestions in the field of counteracting corruption offences. Suggestions have been prepared pursuant to the instruction given by the Presidium of the Presidential Council for countering corruption...

Differentiation of Offences for Anticompetitive Agreements
ALRUD Law Firm, April 2017

On April 17, 2017 the President of the Russian Federation signed a draft law setting a differentiation of penalties for conclusion of anticompetitive agreements. The draft law will come into force on April 28, 2017. The draft law provides different administrative fines for conclusion of different types of anticompetitive agreements depending on degree of social danger: as the social danger of the anticompetitive agreement decreases, the administrative penalty will be reduced...

Alrud Real Estate Practice Specialists Prepared an Article for IBA Newsletter: "Don't be Trapped in Lease Agreements"
ALRUD Law Firm, March 2017

ALRUD Real Estate practice Specialists, Andrey Zharskiy, ALRUD Partner, Stanislav Veselov, ALRUD Senior Associate, Galina Kulikova and Ksenia Bondarenko, ALRUD Attorneys, prepared an Article for the Newsletter of the Real Estate Section of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division. The article, “Don’t be Trapped in Lease Agreements” covers main pitfalls that tenants in Russia may face while terminating a commercial real estate lease agreement...

Protection of Persons Informing of Corruption Offences
ALRUD Law Firm, February 2017

The Ministry of Labour has prepared a draft law providing for protection of persons informing of corruption offences...

Russian Arbitration Law Reform
ALRUD Law Firm, February 2017

Russia has significantly revised its arbitration laws by adopting two Federal Laws (hereinafter referred to as “Arbitration Laws”)1, which came into effect on September 01, 2016. The main aim of the arbitration reform in Russia was elimination of so-called “pocket” arbitration institutions and improvement of overall quality of arbitration process in Russia...

Remote Control Over Conducting of Special Evaluation of Working Conditions
ALRUD Law Firm, January 2017

Beginning on January 1, 2017, the State Labour Inspectorate has begun checking presence of the information on results of special evaluation of working conditions on employers’ official websites. Employers shall post on their official websites information concerning results of performed evaluation and the list of proposed actions on improvement of employees’ working conditions...

Newsletter: Increase of Fines For Data Protection Breaches
ALRUD Law Firm, January 2017

INCREASE OF FINES FOR DATA PROTECTION BREACHES Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, We would like to inform you of the proposed changes to the Russian Code of the Administrative Offences (hereinafter the “Code of Administrative Offenses”). These changes are aimed at increasing and differentiating administrative liability for violation of Russian personal data protection legislation...

Newsletter: New Rules for Revocation of a Power of Attorney
ALRUD Law Firm, December 2016

Dear colleagues, We would like to inform you that this January 1, 2017 changes in the civil legislation with regard to rules for revocation of a power of attorney will come into force. The changes provide that a power of attorney shall be revoked either in the form it was executed or in the notarized form...

Newsletter: Clarifications of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court Related to Application of General Provisions of the Russian Civil Code on Obligations and Their Performance
ALRUD Law Firm, December 2016

Clarifications of the Supreme court on application of general provisions of the Russian Civil Code on obligations and their performance Dear colleagues,On November 22, 2016 the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation adopted the Ruling No. 54 "On application of general provisions of the Russian Civil Code on obligations and their performance", which contains clarifications of the Plenary Session related to the provisions of the general part of obligations law...

ALRUD Specialists Prepared an Article About Russia for “The Private Wealth & Private Client Review”
ALRUD Law Firm, December 2016

Maxim Alekseyev, ALRUD Senior Partner, heading Private Clients Practice, Kira Egorova and Elena Novikova, ALRUD Of Counsels, and Ekaterina Vasina, ALRUD Associate, prepared a chapter for the 5th edition of the book “The Private Wealth & Private Client Review” published by Law Business Research. The book includes articles on private wealth management, written by leading specialists from law firms from all over the world...

Moscow Court of Appeal Approved Restriction of the Access to LinkedIn from Russia
ALRUD Law Firm, November 2016

Yesterday Moscow court of appeal approved the decision of the court of the 1st instance referring to restricting access to LinkedIn website. The main reason for this decision was the fact that LinkedIn did not transfer the databases processing Russian nationals’ personal data in Russia. The Russian Localization Law which is in force as of September 1, 2015, requires that certain types of processing of Russian nationals personal data are performed in the databases located in Russia...

ALRUD Partners on IBA "Mergers and Acquisitions in Russia and CIS" Conference
ALRUD Law Firm, November 2016

On October 18th the 8th Annual IBA “Mergers and Acquisitions in Russia and CIS” Conference was held at Ararat Park Hyatt hotel in Moscow. A conference was presented by the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee and supported by the IBA European Regional Forum. The Conference brought together experts in the field of economics and law from around the globe to discuss the latest emerging developments and hot topics in Russian and CIS M&A law...

 

 

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