MEDIA COVERAGE
31 May 2017

EPAM Advises on Transfer of Motor Insurance Portfolio | CEE Legal Matters

Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners has successfully assisted on the transfer of JSC Uralsib's motor insurance portfolio to JSC Reliance.

12 May 2017

GCR Know how – Information Exchange 2017 – Russia Chapter | by Evgeny Bolshakov and Oksana Akhmedova

The information exchange, as such, is not prohibited by the effective Russian Federal Law On Protection of Competition (the Competition Law or Law), but the content of the information exchange between business entities and its consequences are important. Generally, a confirmed exchange of any commercially important information (about prices, production volumes, etc) may be treated as showing that there is an anticompetitive arrangement between companies that will be qualified as a cartel, if the information is exchanged between competitors and if the exchange agreement has resulted in variation of prices, lowering the number of market players or gaining a competitive advantage (article 11 of the Competition Law).

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.

13 March 2017

Application of the New York Convention to Foreign Judgments: Analysis of the Wrong Approach of Russian Courts | by Mikhail Samoylov

Although the New York Convention is applicable to the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards, the Convention has a parallel application in Russia — judges employ the Convention for the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.

28 February 2017

Contracts, negotiations and enforcement in the Russian Federation: overview | Daria Ilyina, Practical Law Global Guide 2016/17

Daria Ilyina, Senior Associate, on contracts, negotiations and enforcement in the Russian Federation.

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.

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.

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.