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Checklist: Preparing the Company for Inspection of Rospotrebnadzor in Russia
ALRUD Law Firm, October 2021

Due to massive inspections and new sanitary requirements, ALRUD’s experts from Labour and Employment practice have prepared this material for HR directors, compliance officers and heads of legal departments, on the preparation of the company, for inspection of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor): Checklist: Preparing the company for inspection of Rospotrebnadzor in Russia...

Checklist: Employing a highly qualified foreign specialist
ALRUD Law Firm, October 2021

ALRUD’s experts from Labour and Employment practice have prepared this material and it can be of particular interest to HR directors and business partners, compliance officers, heads of legal departments and other interested people, who are in charge of engaging foreign national employees. In this paper, we focused on the simplified procedure that applies to highly qualified specialists (“HQS”): Checklist: Employing a highly qualified foreign specialist...

Legal Regulatory Guide Russia: Q1 – Q2, 2021
ALRUD Law Firm, October 2021

ALRUD regulatory practice has prepared a review for 'Legal Regulatory Guide Russia', which summarizes the most significant changes and trends in Russian legislation, in the field of administrative regulation of business in the first and second quarters of 2021. The review was published with the participation of ALRUD experts - Maxim Alekseev, Senior Partner and Head of ALRUD Regulatory practice, Timur Akhundov, Senior Associate, Dina Kravchenko, Associate, and Boris Pribylov, Associate...

Digest of key judgments concerning the conduct of internal investigations in Russia
ALRUD Law Firm, September 2021

Please find, herein, the latest up-to-date digest of the most significant court decisions, concerning the conducting of internal investigations and the subsequent bringing of employees to disciplinary and material liability. Here are the key decisions of the Higher Courts of the Russian Federation, as well as precedents of regional judicial authorities, over the 2018 – 2021 period. 1...

Labour Litigation Guide
ALRUD Law Firm, September 2021

Below, you will find some practical solutions to prepare you for the labour litigation in Russia. The peculiarity of labour disputes in Russia is that they seldom start with great financial demands from employees. They are more about the status of the organisation, its reputation and similar issues. However, practice shows that given the length and formality of litigation, financial claims, originally insignificant, can turn into fairly large claims, over time...

ALRUD Podcasts. Be Aware and Share
ALRUD Law Firm, August 2021

We would like to introduce you to our new project, Podcast in English – “Be Aware and Share”! In this series of discussions, we explore the topical legal challenges faced by business and, together with experts, analyze significant cases and provide solutions. Click here to learn more. 6 episodes are available right now: Teleworking in Russia: digital turn in employment. Employment solutions for commercial secrecy. Internal investigations in Russia...

Developments in the Russian Merger Control Rules: Liberalization of Thresholds and Approval of the FAS’ Merger Guidelines
ALRUD Law Firm, July 2021

For over five years, the Russian merger control landscape has been a quiet place, occasionally disturbed by high-profile mergers which required a king-sized approach and the use of international cooperation tools. In 2021, following a change in the Federal Antimonopoly Service’s (“FAS Russia”) senior management, decisions have been taken which signal a shift within Russian merger control legislation and practice...

Digest of Key Judgments Concerning Russian Migration Legislation from 2019 to 2021
ALRUD Law Firm, July 2021

Please find, herein, the latest up-to-date digest of the most significant court decisions, concerning migration legislation. Here are the key decisions of the Higher Courts of the Russian Federation, as well as precedents of regional judicial authorities, from 2019 to 2021. 1...

New TMT legislation in Russia
ALRUD Law Firm, July 2021

We would like to inform you of several draft laws in the TMT area, that were adopted by the Russian Parliament, and finally signed by the President. We have prepared a short description for you below...

Introduction of a New National Product Traceability System in Russia
ALRUD Law Firm, July 2021

From 1st July 2021, the brand-new national product traceability system in Russia will become mandatory in addition to the already existing Chestny ZNAK. The new system provides for reporting of data on turnover of the selected consumer products directly to the local tax authorities. The system will significantly affect the businesses of the concerned local companies and counterparties of the foreign suppliers...

Digest of Key Judgments Concerning Remote Work
ALRUD Law Firm, July 2021

Please find, herein, our latest up-to-date digest of the most significant court decisions, concerning remote work. Here are the precedents of regional judicial authorities, in 2020 and 2021, including the decisions of first instance courts establishing the approach on the new regulations of remote work, as of January 1st, 2021. 1...

Digest of Key Judgments Concerning Remote Work
ALRUD Law Firm, July 2021

Please find, herein, our latest up-to-date digest of the most significant court decisions, concerning remote work. Here are the precedents of regional judicial authorities, in 2020 and 2021, including the decisions of first instance courts establishing the approach on the new regulations of remote work, as of January 1st, 2021. 1...

Personal Foundations in Russia
ALRUD Law Firm, July 2021

On July 1st 2021, the Russian President signed a draft law on amendments to the Russian Civil Code, establishing the possi-bility of creation of a new type of non-commercial organization - a personal foundation- from March 1st 2022.Purposes of using personal foundationsThe personal foundation will become a new asset planning instrument, after the detailed legislation comes into force...

Newsletter: "Royalties to Include in Customs’ Value"
ALRUD Law Firm, June 2021

Matter in question Inclusion of royalties in the customs’ value of imported goods, which is one of the most disputable matters of recent years, is receiving new and rapid development in Russia...

SPACS or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies - A Belgian Perspective
ALRUD Law Firm, June 2021

In recent years, Special Purpose Acquisition Companies or “SPACs” have gained tremendous popularity in the United States. In 2020 alone, one hundred SPACs accounted for approximately $80 billion in US public fundraising. Although that enthusiasm has not reached the same levels in continental Europe, these investment vehicles are also increasingly making their way into the different European markets. Today, about six SPACs are listed on Euronext Amsterdam...

Newsletter: New categories of foreign citizens are allowed to enter Russia
ALRUD Law Firm, June 2021

According to the Russian Government Order, dated 18th May 2021, the list of foreign citizens, who may enter Russia, has been expanded (the 'Order'). The text of the Order is available in Russian here. From 19th May 2021, the following persons are allowed to enter Russia: owners or heads of companies operating in Russia; foreign citizens entering to participate in negotiations on investment projects’ implementation...

Expanding Compulsory Licensing into Life Sciences Industry
ALRUD Law Firm, May 2021

We would like to inform you that the Russian President has signed amendments to Article 1360 the Civil Code of the Russian Federation ('Russian Civil Code'), in terms of providing compulsory licenses to use an invention, utility model or industrial design ('patent rights') on 30 April, 2021. The amendments came into force on 11 May, 2021...

New Penalties for the Breach of the Russian Personal Data and Information Laws
ALRUD Law Firm, March 2021

On February 24th, 2021, the President has signed the law increasing administrative penalties for the breach of personal data laws and introducing new penalties for the breach of information laws. The law enters into force on March 27th, 2021. Liability terms for communication providers’ failure to en-sure sustainable operation enter into force on February 1st, 2023...

Head Start to 2021 for the Pharmaceutical Industry in Russia
ALRUD Law Firm, February 2021

We would like to inform you about several important news items, in the pharmaceutical industry, at the beginning of 2021. The Rules of registration and assessment of medicines for medical use in the EAEU come into force According to the Decision of the Eurasian Economic Commission Council (“EEC”), dated November 3rd 2016 No...

Digest of Key Judgments Concerning Employment Relations in Russia: Second Half of 2020
ALRUD Law Firm, February 2021

Please find, herein, the latest up-to-date digest of the most significant court decisions, concerning legal regulation in the field of labour and employment. Here are the key decisions of the Higher Courts of the Russian Federation, as well as precedents of regional judicial authorities, in the second half of 2020. Electronic Evidence <>1...

Mandatory Pre-Installation of Russian Applications
ALRUD Law Firm, February 2021

The introduction of mandatory pre-installation of applications developed by Russian market players, caused by a wave of cases of abuse by global companies of their dominant position in digital markets, is a significant innovation in Russian antitrust and consumer protection law. To reduce the risks of restricting competition and balance the bargaining power of global corporations with small domestic application developers, amendments to the Law dated February 7th 1992 No...

Media and Data Protection Laws in 2021: What’s New?
ALRUD Law Firm, February 2021

We would like to inform you that several laws, that will have a significant impact on IT and data protection regulation, were adopted at the end of 2020 (“Amendments”). Further rules for blacklisting Internet resources The first amendment to Russian law is aimed at securing guarantees, for citizens’ rights, to freely search, access and disseminate information...

Newsletter: The Latest Russian Legislative Intiatives in the TMT Sector
ALRUD Law Firm, January 2021

In recent years, Russia has focused on regulating its IT area. In particular, this has been needed due to the increasing number of cases, when prohibited information has been distributed on various large Internet resources, such as a social network. However, according to Russian government agencies, despite the risks of possible sanctions, many foreign companies still do not respond quickly enough to government requests, or ignore the demands to remove prohibited information...

Bankruptcy Moratorium Expiration: The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation Clarifies a Number of Key Issues
ALRUD Law Firm, January 2021

On January 7th 2021, the bankruptcy moratorium, which had been in effect since April last year, expired. The main conditions of the bankruptcy moratorium were described earlier in details: in newsletters “Moratorium on bankruptcy proceedings”and 'Russian bankruptcy moratorium extended until January, 2021”...

Cloudy Prospects for Digital Currency in Russia: Further Restrictions
ALRUD Law Firm, January 2021

We would like to inform you about recent updates concerning regulation of digital currency in Russia. Background At the end of July 2020, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Federal Law No. 259-FZ “On Digital Financial Assets, Digital Currency and on Amendments to the Certain Legal Acts of the Russian Federation” (“DFA Law”). This introduced the first large-scale regulations on (i) digital financial assets and (ii) digital currency...

 

 

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