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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.

7 November 2016

How The Lawyer European Awards’ Russia, Ukraine and CIS shortlisted firms are driving innovation in their markets | The Lawyer CIS report

The Lawyer European Awards’ Russia, Ukraine and CIS shortlisted firms this year are in expansion mode. This report explores the varying strategies that have won acclaim from the firms’ peers in Europe.

27 September 2016

Economic Analysis of Corporate Law | Dmitry Stepanov

This article provides an overview of key concepts of economic analysis of corporate law.

26 September 2016

Ukrainian competition authority rules on drug pricing practices

In September 2016, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (the “AMC”) handed down a significant decision holding a major global pharmaceutical company and its four Ukrainian distributors liable for uncompetitive conduct that resulted in overcharging for drugs in Ukrainian public tenders.

23 September 2016

Review of Federal Law No. 218-FL “On the State Registration of Real Estate” | Anton Alekseev, AEB Real Estate Monitor 3/2016

Federal law No. 218-FL “On the State Registration of Real Estate” dated 13 July 2015 unifies the currently existing State Real Estate Cadaster (GKN) and Unified Register of Rights to Real Estate and Transactions Therewith (EGRP) into one Unified State Register of Real Estate (EGRN). The law entails the enactment of more than 30 regulations which will enter into force in 2017. Although Law No. 218-FL in many ways continues and combines the approaches of the previous legislation and court practice, both the authorities, courts, developers and holders of real estate will need some time to get used to the new provisions.

16 September 2016

Construction 2017: Russia | Elena Gavrilina, Yuri Savvin, Anton Alekseev

Construction 2017 published by the Getting the Deal Through provides expert local insight into the field of construction law in different jurisdictions worldwide, covering such areas as: joint ventures, foreign penetration of the local market and licensing procedures, labour requirements, local labour law and health and safety regulation, construction contracts, insurance, contracting with government entities, bribery and foreign corruption, force majeure and acts of God, dispute resolution mechanisms, international environmental law, international bilateral treaties and currency controls.

5 September 2016

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine defend pharmaceutical company | The Lawyer

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine team successfully defended interests of one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies in a dispute with the State Intellectual Property Service of Ukraine (Patent office) on extension of patent term for medical product for of additional three years over standard 20 years’ term.

1 September 2016

Private antitrust litigation in Russian Federation: overview | Denis Gavrilov, Evgeny Bolshakov, Maria Krychkova, Igor Gavrilov; Practical Law Global Guides

The Q&A provides a high level overview of the legal basis for bringing private antitrust litigation actions; parties to an action; limitation periods and forum; standard of proof and liability; costs and timing; pre-trial applications and hearings; alternative dispute resolution; settlement or discontinuance of an action; proceedings at trial; available defences; available remedies; appeals and proposed legislative reform.

20 July 2016

Demand for Law and Enabling Structure of Regulation | Dmitry Stepanov

Laws, regulations and the law itself might be viewed from economic analysis of law standpoint as a type of any non-material goods, thus there is a demand for, and supply of, law.

19 July 2016

ICC Leniency Manual | the Russia chapter by Denis Gavrilov

Denis Gavrilov became the author of the Russia chapter of the Edition.

14 July 2016

Ukraine is changing the regulatory landscape for pharmaceutical business

On 31 May 2016, Ukrainian Parliament passed a law[1] to significantly simplify the market access for certain categories of medicinal products. In particular, the law introduces a streamlined registration (marketing authorization) process for any drugs already authorized by competent authorities of (i) the U.S., Switzerland, Japan, Australia, Canada and (ii) the EU under centralized authorization procedure, in each case for use in relevant countries. Such registration is to be performed within 17 business days and involve a limited documentation check, without a full-scale local review of the registration dossier. The law entered into effect on 19 June 2016. However, bringing it to life still requires approval of a number of by-laws that are being developed by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. When implemented, simplified registration procedures are expected to reduce the market entry barriers for international pharmaceutical business.

12 July 2016

Expanding of Merger Rules on JV Agreements in Russia | Anna Numerova and Elena Kazak, International Antitrust Bulletin by ABA Section of Antitrust Law

The most recent amendments to the Russian Competition Law, called the Fourth Antimonopoly Package, became effective January 6, 2016. Among other developments, the Fourth Antimonopoly Package brought joint venture (JV) agreements under mandatory merger control clearance procedures.