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5 December 2019

Significant Fines Introduced for Violation of Personal Data Localization Rule

On December 2, 2019 the RF President signed a new law that establishes significant fines for violations of the localization rule in respect to the personal data of Russian citizens.

24 September 2019

Data Protection in the Financial Sector Guidance Note – Russia | by Pavel Sadovsky and Roman Malovitsky

Head of Intellectual Property / TMT Practice Pavel Sadovsky and Counsel of Banking & Finance , Capital Markets Practice Roman Malovitsky reviews the legal basis of data processing and its practical application in the financial sector.

13 August 2019

Lex Mundi Global Data Privacy Guide - Russia | by Pavel Sadovsky and Elena Kvartnikova

The Lex Mundi Global Data Privacy Guide draws on the expertise of network member firms and is a simple yet concise tool for clients who are looking to learn more about key data protection concepts and issues around the world. The guide includes an overview of the legislation in each jurisdiction along with the key data protection provisions.

15 May 2018

EPAM Successful for Beluga Group in Trademark Dispute with Shampanskiye Vina | CEE Legal Matters

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has represented publicly owned joint-stock company Alviz, subsidiary to the Beluga Group, in an intellectual property rights dispute against LLC Shampanskiye Vina.

11 May 2018

Cooperation not tension | Maria Demina, Intellectual Property Magazine

Associate Maria Demina reviews whether competition law may assist policymakers in remedying patent law flaws.

11 January 2018

Significant tax privileges in Belarus for ICT companies

On December 21, 2018 the new Decree No.8 established by the President of the Republic of Belarus simple and transparent rules for running innovative business models for Belarusian Hi-Tech Park residents (HTP).

22 November 2017

Novelties in Intellectual Property Protection

Starting September 2017, the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (the “Agreement”) entered into force. According to the Agreement, Ukraine, among other things, has taken certain obligations for IP, though it was not clear whether they should apply with an immediate effect or after conflicting Ukrainian laws are changed. Recently, the Patent office finally explained that the Agreement will be applied in full and prevail over the national legislation, including the most relevant changes as follows.

14 June 2017

Egorov Puginsky advises Danone Russia on Soyuzmultfilm JV | The Lawyer

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has advised Danone Russia on its entry into a joint project with Soyuzmultfilm.

7 June 2017

EPAM Advises Danone Russia on Joint Venture with Soyuzmultfilm | CEE Legal Matters

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has advised Danone Russia on its entry into a joint project with Soyuzmultfilm.

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.

20 January 2017

Legislative Developments in the Field of Information Technology

Intellectual Property / TMT Practice of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners informs on the recent legislative developments and current judicial practice in information technology.

29 December 2016

How Legislation on Handling Personal Data Will Be Enforced in the Future: LinkedIn Case Study | Pavel Sadovsky and Olga Tyangaeva, The Russia and Eurasia Committee Newsletter by the ABA Section of International Law

A Russian court published its exceptional decision and ruled that LinkedIn’s activity in Russia was in breach of Russian personal data law. The court of appeal did not overturn the decision: LinkedIn.com is now blocked in Russia.

29 December 2016

New Pretrial Procedure in IP Cases | Helen Avakyan and Irina Kosovskaya, The Russia and Eurasia Committee Newsletter by the ABA Section of International Law

Currently, a bill titled “Amendments to Articles 1252 and 1486 of the Russian Civil Code and Articles 4 and 99 of the Russian Arbitrazh Procedure Code” (the “Bill”) is pending in the Russian State Duma. The Bill was drafted in pursuance of a directive given by D.A. Medvedev, Russian Prime Minister, and introduced in the Russian State Duma by the Russian Ministry of Justice. The Bill was cleared by the Federal Service for Intellectual Property and the Court for Intellectual Property Rights.

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.

18 November 2016

How Legislation on Handling Personal Data Will Be Enforced in Future: LinkedIn Case Study

The Tagansky District Court has published its exceptional decision in the case of Roskomnadzor (the Russian supervisory authority for telecommunications, information technology, and the media) vs the LinkedIn Corporation. The court ruled that the company’s activity in Russia was in breach of Russian legislation on personal data. The Moscow City Court in its resolution as per November 10, 2016 did not overturn the decision: LinkedIn.com has been blocked in Russia.