12 May 2017
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
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.
11 April 2017
The National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (the “NAPC”) introduced new minimum standard for compliance and anticorruption efforts mandatory for large state-owned enterprise and participants of major public procurement.
29 March 2017
Over March 2017, Ukrainian Government and Ministry of Health (“MOH”) approved a number of regulations to finalize the framework for reimbursement of several groups of medicinal products. “Available Medicines” pharmacy reimbursement program (the “Program”) is scheduled to be launched from 1 April 2017, with its cornerstones being as follows:
13 March 2017
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
Daria Ilyina, Senior Associate, on contracts, negotiations and enforcement in the Russian Federation.
20 January 2017
Intellectual Property / TMT Practice of EPAM informs on the recent legislative developments and current judicial practice in information technology.
29 December 2016
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
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’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
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
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
This article provides an overview of key concepts of economic analysis of corporate law.
26 September 2016
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
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 judicial practice, both the authorities, courts, developers and holders of real estate will need some time to get used to the new provisions.