BlaBlaCar, an international carpooling service, instructed Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners following a court decision to block the company’s Russian website in response to the prosecutor’s office suit. The prosecutor likened BlaBlaCar’s activities to those of taxi operators who distribute fares to drivers without a taxi licence.
The Russian big business will be able to secretly return capital from abroad | Sergey Kalinin commentary, micetimes.asia
As stated by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, the state is ready to help domestic businesses on a Pro Bono basis to return capital from abroad by issuing foreign currency bonds. This good for the part of entrepreneurs the news the President announced on December 21 at a meeting in the Kremlin. The issue of the “bonds of external loans denominated in foreign currency” is scheduled for next year. According to the President, the government and the Central Bank has already elaborated this issue, it remained for the technical issues – issue details and conditions.
Data Protection in the Health & Pharmaceutical Sector in Ukraine | contribution to DataGuidance by Viktoriya Podvorchanska
In 2010, Ukraine ratified the Council of Europe Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data 1981 (“the Data Protection Convention”). Further to such ratification, in 2011 the Law of 1 June 2010 No. 2997-VI on Personal Data Protection (“the Personal Data Protection Law”) was enacted to become the cornerstone of national data protection legislation.
Where are the success stories of business resisting corruption? | Orest Stasyuk , Compliance Periscope
According to the surveys from previous years, majority of around one hundred participating companies reported that they have faced corruption while working in Ukraine (81% in 2016 and 88% in 2015). Here is the slide from ACC’s last report showing the most widespread forms of corruption: It is safe to assume that most of the participants encountered at least one of the above-mentioned types of graft during the recent years.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provide legal advice on sale of shares in National Media Group company | The Lawyer
A team of associates from the Corporate and M&A Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provided legal advice on a transaction involving the sale of shares in one of the companies belonging to National Media Group.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine criminal law team recently defended a global producer and distributor of crop protection products in criminal proceedings initiated by the enforcement and customs authorities with respect to import of its products to Ukraine.
On 2 June, on the sidelines of the 21st St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a cooperation agreement was signed between the Government of Leningrad Region and joint stock company Knauf Petrobord, a member of the Knauf Group. The agreement includes an investment by Knauf of at least RUB3.5bn to renovate production facilities for cardboard facing over the period to 2020, and provision of investor support by the Government of Leningrad Region.
EPAM Successful for Private Individual in Claim Before Russian Constitutional Court | CEE Legal Matters
The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation has accepted arguments made by Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Partner Dmitry Stepanov and found Article 302, Paragraph 1 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation unconstitutional.
EPAM Supports Knauf in RUB 3.5 billion Investment Agreement with Leningrad Regional Government | CEE Legal Matters
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has assisted Knauf Petrobord on its June 2, 2017 entrance into an agreement with the Government of Leningrad Region involving Leningrad's funding of at least RUB 3.5 billion to renovate production facilities for cardboard facing before 2020.
Anti-corruption framework under construction in Ukraine | contribution to IBA Anti-Corruption Committee Update by Sergiy Grebenyuk and Orest Stasiuk
Ukraine has, for the past few decades, suffered from widespread corruption. The country has been consistently listed towards the bottom end of Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, and those appointed to enforce anti-corruption laws have themselves been among the worst offenders. Cases which have emerged have focused almost exclusively upon low level officials, and convictions have been few and far between. So much so, offenders have hitherto operated with almost complete impunity.
Some of Russia's super-rich have given up residency to escape a 2014 law requiring them to disclose offshore assets, wealthy businessmen told Reuters, a practice that could keep billions of dollars hidden from Moscow's tax authorities.