K&L Gates LLP (JD Supra Russia)

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  • Russian Competition Regulators, Mount Up: Russian Authorities Crack Down on Anti-Competitive Agreements With Uptick in Criminal Liability for Antitrust Violations

    Just one month into the new year, Russian courts have already handed down three new criminal judgments for violations of anti-competition laws, a stark contrast to previous years that often passed without a single conviction for cartel agreements.

  • The Free Port Vladivostok Area

    On July 13, 2015, President Putin signed the Federal Law On the Free Port of Vladivostok, as well as two other laws introducing revisions to the current laws required to implement the Law On the Free Port of Vladivostok - the Federal Law On Amendments to the Tax Code of the Russian Federation with respect to the Federal Law On the Free Port of Vladivostok, and the Federal Law On Amendments to...

  • Sanctions Relating to Russia Imposed by the U.S., EU, Australia and Japan - A Snapshot of Where We Are Now

    Since early March 2014, a number of countries have imposed various types of sanctions against Russia and certain persons in Ukraine in connection with events in Ukraine. We have issued a series of updates covering, in particular, U.S. and EU sanctions, links to which are provided at the end of this Legal Insight.

  • Russia imposes sanctions against the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway

    On 6 August Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, signed a decree calling for a ban or limit on imports of certain agricultural products, raw materials and foodstuffs originating in the countries that have imposed economic sanctions against Russia. The Government of Russia was asked to produce a list of products and identify countries subject to the sanction order.

  • Draft Law on Territories of Priority Socio-Economic Development

    In April this year, the Government of the Russian Federation (Russian Government) released a legislative bill “on the territories of priority socio-economic development and other measures of state support of regions of the Far East” (Draft Law). As of May 21, 2014, the Draft Law has not yet been submitted to the Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower chamber of the Russian legislative body).

  • New Tax Benefits for Investment Projects in the Russian Far East

    Companies that carry out qualifying investment projects in the Russian Far East enjoy tax benefits under a new Federal Law “On the Introduction of Amendments to Parts One and Two of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation related to the Stimulation of Investment Projects on the Territory of the Far East Federal District and Certain Other Regions of the Russian Federation” No. 267-FZ, dated...

  • Proposed Revision to the Gas Export Law in Russia

    On 6 November 2013, the Russian government submitted to the Duma (the lower chamber of the Russian legislature) a bill aiming to amend the Federal Law 'On the Expert of Gas', broadening the entities who may undertake natural gas exports, including LNG operations. The bill would amend the existing Gas Export Law (N. 117-FZ, dated 18 July 2006, and Federal Law N.164-FZ 'On the Fundamentals of the...

  • Overview of Amendments to the Tax Code of the Russian Federation, and Federal Laws “On the Customs Tariff” and “On the Continental Shelf of the Russian Federation”

    On September 30, 2013 President Putin signed new Federal Law No. 268-FZ (Amending Law) introducing amendments into Parts I and II of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation, as well as the Law of the Russian Federation “On the Customs Tariff,” No. 5003-I, dated May 21, 1993 (Customs Tariff Law) and Federal Law “On the Continental Shelf of the Russian Federation,” No. 187-FZ, dated November 30, 1995

  • Russia Amends Anti-Corruption Law to Require Affirmative Anti-Corruption Compliance Measures

    On January 1, 2013, Russia implemented an amendment to its anti-corruption laws that appears to go beyond the reach of both the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and the U.K. Bribery Act (“UKBA”) to the extent it requires all corporations organized in Russia to develop anti-corruption compliance measures. Background: The Law and the Amendment - The new law, or Article 13.3,

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