MEDIA COVERAGE
21 June 2018

Russian lawmakers have introduced bills to zero out the country's dividend tax for certain companies in designated regions | commentary by Sergey Kalinin for Bloomberg

Russian lawmakers have introduced bills to zero out the country's dividend tax for certain companies in designated regions.

23 December 2017

The Russian big business will be able to secretly return capital from abroad | Sergey Kalinin commentary, micetimes.asia

As stated by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, the state is ready to help domestic businesses on a Pro Bono basis to return capital from abroad by issuing foreign currency bonds. This good for the part of entrepreneurs the news the President announced on December 21 at a meeting in the Kremlin. The issue of the “bonds of external loans denominated in foreign currency” is scheduled for next year. According to the President, the government and the Central Bank has already elaborated this issue, it remained for the technical issues – issue details and conditions.

1 June 2017

On toughening of compensation for non-resident transport services in Ukraine | commentary of Oleksandr Maydanyk, Bloomberg BNA

Non-resident taxpayers in Ukraine will incur a 15 percent tax on compensation for international transportation services when they act as intermediaries for these services, the Ukrainian State Fiscal Service (SFS) has said.

13 April 2017

Russia: Roskomandzor’s decision to restrict access to Zello a “warning sign” for companies | commentary by Pavel Sadovsky and Maria Demina, DataGuidance

The Federal Service for the Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Communications (‘Roskomnadzor’) announced, on 10 April 2017, that pursuant to its decision of 6 April 2017 No. 8 (‘the Decision’), it had ordered telecommunications operators to restrict access to Zello Inc.’s services within Russia after the company failed to inform the Roskomnadzor of the storage on its servers of all electronic messages sent using Zello’s website and apps. According to Federal Law of 27 July 2006 No. 149-FZ on Information, Information Technologies and Protection of Information, as amended (‘the Law’), ‘information distributors’ are obliged to notify the Roskomnadzor of their compliance with localisation and retention obligations under the Law.

23 November 2016

Russia bans LinkedIn over data storage violation | comments by Olga Tyangaeva for CRD

Russia’s media watchdog has blocked professional networking website LinkedIn after the company was found to have violated a law requiring websites to store Russian users’ data on domestic servers.

26 May 2016

On Islamic finance in Russia | comments by Ilya Bareysha for RBTH

Russia hopes that Islamic banks will help make up for a deficit in international finance caused by sanctions.

27 December 2015

The government took a giant step toward transparency this year by opening up databases for land titles and real estate property to the public | commentary by Oleg Boichuk, KyivPost

Transparency comes to real estate, land transactions.

10 November 2015

On development of energy market in Ukraine and CIS | commentary by Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi and Roman Stepanenko, The Lawyer

With a traditionally strong energy market hit by political instability, CIS nations are diversify into green energy. Will law firms do the same?

27 August 2015

Legal aspects of the potential transfer of FC Dynamo Kyiv captain to FC Barcelona | commentary by Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi, KyivPost

Barcelona’s most read soccer newspaper Sport on Aug. 25-26 has reported that Dynamo Kyiv forward Andriy Yarmolenko is wanted at Camp Nou as a replacement.

1 August 2015

The Banker publishes commentary by Mark Rovinskiy on special economic zones in Russia

Special economic zones (SEZs) are being used to develop the more remote parts of Russia and countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), but there are concerns that bureaucracy and government intervention are stifling their growth.

10 June 2015

Foreign Direct Investment Magazine publishes commentary by Mark Rovinskiy on special economic zones in Russia

Special economic zones (SEZs) are being used to develop the more remote parts of Russia and countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), but there are concerns that bureaucracy and government intervention are stifling their growth.

12 May 2015

"Wirtschaftsblatt" publishes a commentary of Ilona Zekely on active development of Ukrainian legislation by lawyers (in German)

Die ukrainischen Reformbestrebungen bedingen eine Flut an neuen Gesetzen. Den eigenen Beamten mangelt es an Expertise, nun greift Kiew auf Rechtsanwaelte zurueck.

31 March 2015

Kiyv Post publishes the commentary of Olefsandr Maydanyk onUkranian tax amnesty

Experts: Tax changes have clear flaws. Ukraine is trying to create a simpler and fairer tax system that also encourages people to pay their share rather than evade taxes. But recent changes still fall short of the goal, according to some critics.

30 March 2015

Kyiv Post Legal Quarterly publishes a commentary of Oleksandr Volkov on unfavorable tariffs on the alternative energy market

Alternative energy market faces unfavorable tariffs The energy market regulator reduced the green tar­iff - the amount paid for electricity produced from renewable sources - by SO percent on Feb. 27.

19 December 2014

KyivPost Legal Quarterly publishes a commentary by Oleg Boichuk on disclosure and transparency requirements for beneficiaries of local companies

The Verkhovna Rada, the nation’s par­liament, on Oct. 14 adopted a law that requires Ukrainian companies to disclose their true owners. The move is aimed at fighting corruption as many elected officials and others hide their ownership of companies and fail to disclose conflicts of interest.