Russia’s competition authority, the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), has proposed amendments to eliminate the discrepancy in different definitions of a cartel in Russian competition law and the country’s criminal code, Andrey Tenishev, head of the cartel division at FAS, told PaRR. A definition given to a cartel in antimonopoly law will be integrated into criminal law, he explained.
The financial crisis took a heavy toll on Central and Eastern European economies. But local experts are confident that a recent spate of M&A activity could revive once-flagging deal flow.
Ukrainian corporate legislation is as young as the country. It sprang up when Ukraine declared its independence in 1991. That’s also when demand for foreign legal counsel among local businesses skyrocketed, a trend that continues today, lawyers say.
Alexandra Lysova became the author of the Russia chapter of the Getting the Deal Through – Product Recall 2014.
Pavel Sadovsky and Vyacheslav Yugai contributed to the Study on Videogames published by World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
KyivPost publishes an article by Oksana Ilchenko on antitrust regulation in Ukraine.
Evgenia Evdokimova writes on arbitrability of disputes from the viewpoint of Russian legislation and court practice.
Mark Rovinskiy on Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting.
Evgeny Bolshakov on the FAS clarified the criteria of a joint venture agreement validity and how to evaluate certain non-compete provisions therein.
“Arbitration was attractive to me as commercial law in Russian courts during the early 1990s was very rudimentary. What you learnt in law school was looking like theory,” says Ilya Nikiforov, managing partner at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.
EPAM Legal Highlights: Change in the consequences of failing to observe written form for foreign trade transactions
Elena Legashova on foreign trade transactions regulations in Russia.
The minor countries of the CIS region have attracted less interest than their larger, louder neighbours but this is still a valuable region.
GAR publishes an article by Dmytro Marchukov and Oleksandr Volkov on a series of puzzling Ukrainian court decisions.
Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi comments to "Interfax Ukraine" on UEFA not obliged to exclude Metalist from Champions League after Lausanne court ruling
UEFA has no obligation to exclude FC Metalist Kharkiv from the UEFA Champions League of the 2013/2014 season after the ruling of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, the club's representative in court, Head of Sports Law at the Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners Law Firm Markiyan Kliuchkovsky has said.
EPAM Legal Highlights: Foreign company holding Russian real estate will have to disclose its beneficiaries to prove its good faith in court
Anton Alekseev on the Supreme Arbitrazh Court’s position is that a foreign purchaser of Russian real estate will have to disclose information on beneficiaries in the case of court disputes to prove good faith and to prevent the seizure of property.