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  • Dentons COVID-19 Retail Tracker - Russia

    Status – Has any special status been introduced? No special regime has been introduced at the federal level, but all regional authorities have introduced a state of high alert with different restrictive measures.

  • IP, IT and Telecommunications Legislative developments: 2010-2020. Major Russian legislation changes for 2020

    The period from 2010 to 2020 can rightly be called the decade of the development of information technology laws. We have identified three key legislative trends that we believe will continue to be relevant in the nearest future. Please see full Publication below for more information.

  • Preinstalled Russian software regulation

    The President of Russia has signed a law amending Article 4 of the Russian Federation Law on Consumer Protection. Signed back on December 22, 2020, the law sets forth an obligation to preinstall Russian software (or, after amendmetns, Eurasian software) on certain types of devices. Please see full Publication below for more information.

  • Pledge managers and nominal accounts: recent amendments

    Syndicated secured loans are characterised by a broad, changing composition of lenders. One key issue typically arises at the outset of these transactions: how should lenders and their counsel structure the security, to ensure it is legal and may be validly and efficiently enforced? Please see full Publication below for more information.

  • Important migration law changes go into effect in 2021

    We would like to alert you to the following important changes in migration law that go into effect in 2021. The Russian Federation government has specified the procedure for issuing the recently introduced unified electronic visas. The introduction of unified e-visas can be considered a logical continuation of the e-visa pilot project launched in 2017 to allow foreigners to cross the Russian...

  • Impact of Sanctions on International Arbitration Involving Russian Parties

    Sanctions imposed by the USA, the EU and other jurisdictions in relation to certain Russian individuals and legal entities, since 2014, have had a substantial impact on international arbitration involving Russian parties. Please see full article below for more information.

  • Legal aspects of implementation of megascience projects in Russia

    This article identifies key problems of the legal regulation of the implementation of megascience projects in Russia. The authors believe that only a balanced legal framework with coordinated norms of different branches of law will lay foundation for successful construction and operation of unique large scientific facilities. Please see full article below for more information.

  • Lexology Rail transport 2021-Russia

    Lexology Getting the Deal Through provides international expert analysis in key areas of law, practice and regulation for corporate counsel. In this issue Partner Karina Chichkanova and Associate Valentin Yurchik answer questions on the rail transport industry in Russia. Please see full article below for more information.

  • Russian Bankruptcy Moratorium extended for further 3-month term

    Readers will recall, on April 6, 2020 a 6-month moratorium on initiation of bankruptcy proceedings (the Moratorium) entered into effect in Russia. The Moratorium is a key governmental relief measure in the COVID-19 pandemic. The new RF Governmental Decree No. 1587 dated October 1, 2020 has extended the Moratorium for another 3-month term as from October 7, 2020. Unlike the initial...

  • Setting-up an e-commerce website under Russian law

    Setting up an e-commerce website in order to start selling products or act as a marketplace online has become even more essential in the times of the COVID-19 pandemic, when online shopping has become not just yet more popular but what is more important – safe and often the only easily accessible option. While creating an e-commerce website in Russia or starting to sell or deliver...

  • Impact of sanctions on international arbitration involving Russian parties: new developments

    Sanctions imposed by the USA, the EU and other jurisdictions in relation to certain Russian individuals and legal entities, since 2014, have had a substantial impact on international arbitration involving Russian parties. Please see full article below for more information.

  • New law on exclusive jurisdiction of Russian state courts in sanctioned person disputes

    Significant amendments to the Arbitrazh (Commercial) Procedure Code of the Russian Federation ("APC amendments") made by Federal Law No 171-FZ take effect on 19 June 2020. The primary objective of the amendments is to overhaul the dispute resolution procedure in cases concerning sanctions against Russian individuals and entities by establishing the exclusive jurisdiction of Russian...

  • Access to applications illegally disseminating items subject to copyright and related rights to be restricted

    The President of Russia has signed a law making amendments to Federal Law No. 149-FZ on Information, Information Technologies and Protection of Information of July 27, 2006. Most of the amendments deal with how to block information the dissemination of which infringes copyright and related rights. The basis for blocking remains the same: dissemination of Pirate Content using...

  • COVID-19 bankruptcy moratorium amended to allow debtors to apply for judicial instalment plans

    On June 8, 2020, President Vladimir Putin signed Federal Law No. 166-FZ. The law amended certain legislative acts to provide for further COVID-19 relief measures. One of the recent measures was the introduction of a new Article 9.1 of the Russian Bankruptcy Law, allowing the imposition of a moratorium on creditors’ initiation of bankruptcy proceedings (the Moratorium) for certain...

  • COVID-19 Bankruptcy Moratorium Regime Amended

    On April 6, 2020 a 6-month moratorium on initiation of bankruptcy proceedings (the Moratorium) entered into effect in Russia. The Moratorium is a key governmental relief measure in the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the Moratorium’s exceptional and unprecedented nature, unsurprisingly it has received considerable attention — from both the business community and legal practitioners. Some have expressed...

  • Russia Adopts Bankruptcy Moratorium Provisions

    On April 1, 2020 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed Federal Law No. 98-FZ, introducing a number of key relief measures to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Russia. The present Alert outlines amendments made by 98-FZ to RF Law No. 127-FZ On Insolvency (Bankruptcy) of October 26, 2002 (the Law), and in particular the introduction of new Article 9.1 to the Law (entitled “

  • Distance selling of medicines legalized and liability for violations related to online sale of medicines tougher

    Newly adopted laws are clearing the way for online sale of medicines. The changes affect over-the-counter and some prescription medications. There is now also harsher liability for violations in the online sale of medicines. Dentons’ Life Sciences practice would like to acquaint you with the key changes. Please see full Article below for more information.

  • Russian Supreme Court practice review: intra-group creditor claims in bankruptcy (equity creditors and equitable subordination)

    On 29 January 2020, the Presidium of the Russian Supreme Court (the Court) issued its review of judicial practice (the Review) on disputes involving creditor claims of entities that control and/or are otherwise affiliated with debtors in bankruptcy proceedings. The Court outlined a number of key principles in the Review, which Russian courts are expected to follow in future...

  • Videogame Law: State of the Art by 2020 (Local Russian Perspective)

    Back in the first decade of 2000-s there was a high expectation among technologically perceptive lawyers of legal aspects of videogame industry, especially of such products as massive multiplayer online games. A few initial books and articles on the topic, one of the most popular being the book by Benjamin T. Duranske’s ‘Virtual Law: Navigating Legal Landscape of Virtual Worlds’, were based on...

  • New bill setting administrative fines in the millions of rubles for violating the rule to localize personal data

    The State Duma of Russia recently passed a new bill setting administrative fines in the millions of rubles for violating the rule to localize personal data, and for violating certain provisions of information legislation. Passed in the third reading, it is Bill No. 729516-7 “On amendments of certain federal acts of the Russian Federation” (the “Bill”). Please see full Memo below for...

  • Changes in Real Estate legislation - Quarter 3 of 2019

    Amendments to the federal laws - Amendments to the town planning and land laws - Federal Law No. 283-FZ On Amendments to the Russian Federation Town-Planning Code and Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation of August 2, 2019 - The town-planning laws are being amended once again. Most of the amendments have to do with integrated and sustainable...

  • Law on the secured Internet. A gentle reminder

    On November 1, 2019, the Federal Law commonly referred to as the “Law on the secured Internet” will come into force (except for certain parts). The stated purpose of the Law is to create infrastructure to guarantee stable operation of the Russian Internet, i.e., RUnet, in case it is “disconnected” from the global Internet. In order to implement the new rules, a number of subordinate regulations...

  • The changes everyone was waiting for. What's the catch? - We would like to alert you to some important changes in the rules for issuing permits to reside temporarily or permanently in the Russian Federation.

    As we know, a temporary residence permit (razreshenie na vremennoye prozhivanie) confirms a foreign national’s right to temporarily reside in the Russian Federation. It is usually issued for a three-year period. A permanent residence permit (vid na zhitel’stvo) is a document entitling a foreign national to reside permanently in the Russian Federation, generally for a five-year period with a...

  • Electronic visas to visit St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region

    Dear Sir/Madam, We would like to alert you to the new rules for entering the Russian Federation through border checkpoints in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region. The new rules enter into effect on October 1, 2019.

  • On applicable law in international e-commerce

    This summer, the Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation adopted Resolution No. 24 of July 9, 2019 "On the application of the rules of private international law by the courts of the Russian Federation" (the "Resolution"). The Resolution contains legal positions that may be relevant for international Internet retailers and, in general, for the entire e-commerce...

  • Changes in Real Estate legislation - Quarter 2 of 2019

    Amendments to the federal laws - - Federal Law No. 150-FZ On Amendments to the - Federal Law On Cadastral Activities and to the - Federal Law On the State Registration of Real Estate of June 17, 2019 Please see full Article below for more information.

  • Employers required to ensure foreign workers vaccinated against measles

    We would like to alert you to a resolution by Russia’s Chief State Sanitary Physician that affects employers of foreign nationals, including those temporarily or permanently residing in Russia. This is Resolution No. 2 “On Measles Catch-Up Immunization in the Russian Federation” of March 6, 2019 (the Resolution).

  • Dentons Laws of Fashion - Major Russian legislation changes

    Total chipping - Russian Government Resolution No. 7871 (the “Resolution”), which provides for mandatory labeling of fur products with control (identification) tags (“identification tags”), was adopted in 2016 to implement the Agreement made by Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states on implementing a pilot project in 2015-2016 to introduce the labeling of goods with control (ident

  • Dentons Laws of Fashion - Major trends in the development of Russian fashion law and court practice in 2018

    Contents - Major Russian legislation changes - -Total chipping -Trading platforms' new responsibilities -They put in a good word for fashion design -Tax free system in Russia -How an online retailer can get customer consent to personal data processing Draft laws and legislative initiatives - -Online retailer whitelist -The “Bourne Identification” Court practice – -Fifty shades of “

  • New Russian Rules on Restricting Fake News

    Amendments to the legislation aimed at preventing the dissemination of unreliable socially significant information (so-called fake news) in information and telecommunication networks (the Information resources) have entered into force on March 29, 2019. These amendments were introduced to the Federal Law No. 149-FZ of July 27, 2006 “On information, information technologies and on the protection...

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