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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. arrow

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. arrow

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. arrow

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. arrow

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. arrow

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. arrow

30 October 2014

Arbitrating Crimea-related commercial disputes

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

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. arrow

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. arrow

10 July 2014

The Lawyer reports on Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners promotions

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners 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. arrow

2 July 2014

RBTH publishes commentary by Mark Rovinskiy on Russia's deoffshorization program

The Finance Ministry is pushing ahead with its program to entice Russian-owned offshore firms to repatriate capital. A new law will impose penalties on such companies for tax evasion, but offers the carrot of a 2-year amnesty for those firms which decide to relocate to Russia. arrow

25 June 2014

PaRR publishes commentary by Natalia Korosteleva

Russia’s competition authority Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) is likely to face more legal challenges over its warnings to dominant companies on anticompetitive practices after the country’s Supreme Arbitration Court (VAS) ruling allowing Gazprom’s subsidiary to dispute a warning against it at arbitration courts, two Moscow based lawyers said. arrow

20 June 2014

Developments in the Russian Legislation on Securitisation and Project Finance

Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division publishes an article of Oleg Ushakov and Alexander Filchukov. arrow

20 June 2014

Kyiv Post publishes commentary by Roman Stepanenko on the National Bank of Ukraine requirement for exporters to sell half of their foreign currency-denominated revenue

National Bank of Ukraine ex-governor Stepan Kubiv let the hryvnia freely float when he was appointed to the post more than three months ago, but he kept a measure in place to mandate foreign currency earners to convert half their revenue to hryvnias. arrow

12 May 2014

The Moscow Times publishes commentary by Mark Rovinsky on amendments to the Tax Code

The Finance Ministry is finalizing plans to levy a property tax on individual homeowners and ratchet up the cost by pegging the tax rate to cadastral property values. arrow

 

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