31 March 2015

Kiyv Post Publishes the Commentary of Olefsandr Maydanyk on Ukranian 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 EPAM – 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 EPAM 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.

19 December 2014

KyivPost Legal Quarterly publishes a commentary by Oleg Boichuk on disclosure and transparency requirements for beneficiaries of local companies

The Verkhovna Rada, the nation’s par­liament, on Oct. 14 adopted a law that requires Ukrainian companies to disclose their true owners. The move is aimed at fighting corruption as many elected officials and others hide their ownership of companies and fail to disclose conflicts of interest.

9 December 2014

The Lawyer publishes a commentary by Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi on what should be done to attract investors to Ukraine

Ukraine’s identity crisis has pushed lawyers to set personal politics aside to help clients protect assets, restructure businesses and negotiate unprecedented deals with Russian lawyers.

8 December 2014

The Lawyer publishes a commentary by Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi in a special report on Ukraine

The Ukraine crisis has raised questions over which rule of law to follow, but the flight of international investors is giving local firms an advantage.

20 November 2014

Global Trade Review Magazine publishes an interview with Roman Stepanenko on Ukrainian banking sector in need of change

Long-overdue reform of the domestic banking sector is increasingly the objective of the business community in Ukraine, GTR has learnt, as international lenders continue to consider their exposure to risk in a market mired by war and in the midst of currency crisis.

19 November 2014

Merger Control in Russia: New Trends and Developments

International Antitrust Bulletin by ABA Section of Antitrust Law publishes an artcile by Anna Numerova and Elena Kazak.

10 November 2014

Private Equity: 2nd edition – Russia

Mikhail Kazantsev, Arkady Krasnikhin, Michael Copeland, Roman Malovitsky and Mark Rovinskiy authored the Russia chapter of Private Equity Jurisdictional comparisons: Second Edition 2014.

30 October 2014

Arbitrating Crimea-related commercial disputes

GAR publishes an article by Dmytro Marchukov and Serhii Uvarov on arbitrating Crimea-related commercial disputes.

10 October 2014

Allocation of court costs in commercial litigation under Russian law

An article by Dmitry Tugushi and Roman Krylov is published in International Litigation News, Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division.

5 August 2014

Tax Analysts publishes commentary by Mark Rovinskiy on a draft law that would allow the taxation of CFCs controlled by Russian tax residents

Russia is considering a tax amnesty for Russian-owned offshore companies as part of a wider effort to encourage the repatriation of capital and discourage the use of offshore companies for tax avoidance, a government spokeswoman told Tax Analysts.

10 July 2014

The Lawyer reports on EPAM promotions

EPAM has made a number of promotions in its Moscow office. Real estate and construction lawyer Elena Gavrilina has been made partner, litigators Alexander Vaneev and Vera Rikhterman have become counsel and competition lawyer Elena Kazak is promoted to senior associate.