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 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.
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.
27 September 2016
This article provides an overview of key concepts of economic analysis of corporate law.
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.
16 September 2016
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.
1 September 2016
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
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
Denis Gavrilov became the author of the Russia chapter of the Edition.
12 July 2016
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.
10 May 2016
ACEA’s Tax Guide gives an overview of motor vehicle taxation in the 28 EU member states, the EFTA countries (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) as well as major world markets such as Brazil, China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, Turkey and the United States.
13 March 2016
On September 18, 2015, the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (“FAS”) ruled that Google had abused its dominant position in the market for pre-installed applications on mobile devices with an Android operating system in the Russian Federation. The ruling was affirmed on March 14, 2016 by the Moscow Arbitration Court.
4 March 2016
The major trend in the regulator’s merger control approach remains quite liberal. This can be seen in both the regulator’s practice and legislative development. Fines for failure to meet the merger control requirements have not been increased.