MEDIA COVERAGE
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.

28 July 2015

Mikhail Kazantsev: capital amnesty is an outreach to the business community

Russia’s Federal Law “On Individuals’ Voluntarily Declaring Assets and Accounts (Deposits) with Banks and on Amending Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation” - a law broadly known as the “Capital Amnesty Law” - was adopted on June 8. Under the amnesty, taxpayers are able to declare their foreign assets by filing a special declaration with Russia’s tax authorities. Meanwhile, the state guarantees a waiver of tax proceedings related to the assets declared. Mikhail Kazantsev, a member of the taskforce charged with developing the draft law and a partner at Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners, whose experts deal with applying the capital amnesty and act as public business ombudsmen, spoke with RAPSI about what had come out of it and how it might operate in practice.

28 July 2015

Dmytro Marchukov contributes to OffshoreAlert Fraud and Asset Recovery Blog “Penultimate” beneficial owners in Ukrainian companies”

14 October last year Ukrainian parliament passes an updated – FATF-oriented – law with an overly optimistic and catchy title “On Preventing and Combatting Legalization (Laundering) of the Criminally Acquired Income, Financing of Terrorism and Financing of Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction” (a.k.a. Anti-Laundering Law) and its satellite “On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Defining Ultimate Beneficiaries and Public Persons” (a.k.a. UBOs Law).

16 July 2015

Social Impact Bonds and Other Impact Finance Instruments

Zakon publishes an article by Dmitry Stepanov.

14 July 2015

Companies Held Liable for Corruption Offenses as a New White Collar Crime Prevention Trend

CEE Legal Matters publishes an artcile by Victoria Burkovskaya and Tatyana Nozhkina.

13 July 2015

Priority of Security Interests For Future Obligations

Zakon publishes an article by Evgenia Evdokimova.

1 July 2015

Doing business in Russian Federation

Ilya Nikiforov, Anna Ivanova, Vladimir Stepanov, Mark Rovinskiy, Pavel Sadovsky, Maria Demina, Maria Kobanenko, Denis Gavrilov and Elena Kazak became the authors of Doing business in Russian Federation by Practical Law.

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.

25 May 2015

Anti-suit Injunctions from Arbitral Tribunals in International Commercial Arbitration: A Necessary Evil?

Journal of International Arbitration publishes an article by Olga Vishnevskaya.

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.

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.

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.

20 March 2015

Deal 5: TransFin-M PC General Counsel on RUB 3 Billion Bond Issuance

In February of this year CEE Legal Matters reported on the issuance by TransFin-M PC's of convertible bonds with a nominal value of RUB 3 billion, which Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners – the firm working with TransFin-M on the matter – described as "unique for the Russian market."

19 March 2015

Getting the Deal Through – Arbitration 2015

Ilya Nikiforov, Alexey Karchiomov and Svetlana Popova became the authors of the Russia chapter of the Getting the Deal Through – Arbitration 2015.

28 January 2015

Mergermarket reports Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advise Belarus' National Agency of Investment and Privatisation on the confectionery factory Konfa and the Minsk Margarine Plant privatisation

Belarus' National Agency of Investment and Privatisation (NAIP) is preparing to reissue privatisation tenders for the confectionery factory Konfa and the Minsk Margarine Plant (MMP), said Olga Rutkovskaya, head of the privatisation department at NAIP. The launch is expected in the middle of February, she said.