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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. arrow

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. arrow

7 November 2016

Dimitry Afanasiev speaks on business perspectives, plans and strategies for post-referendum UK | The Lawyer Magazine - European Firms in London

The Lawyer’s panel of experts from a wide range of European firms in London discuss their business perspectives, plans and strategies for post-referendum UK. arrow

3 November 2016

Dimitry Afanasiev in the Russia Report | Legal Business

Diving commodity prices and currency devaluation have put Russia and the CIS on ice, but Asian investment and economic sovereignty are reheating the legal market. arrow

18 October 2016

Russian Far East is planned to be revitalized | fDi Intelligence publishes commentary by Dimitry Afanasiev

Vladivostok in the Russian Far East lies more than eight hours away from Moscow by plane. However, it does sit within close proximity to key global economies such as China, Japan and South Korea, which is behind Vladimir Putin's drive to make the resource-rich region a centre of Russian social and economic development. Courtney Fingar reports. arrow

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. arrow

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. arrow

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? arrow

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. arrow

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. arrow

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. arrow

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. arrow

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. arrow

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. arrow

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. arrow

 

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