Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners has acted as legal advisor to the special committee on the rights of Russian bondholders in the international debt restructuring of the Roust Corporation, which the firm describes as "one of the largest producers of vodka in the world."
On toughening of compensation for non-resident transport services in Ukraine | commentary of Oleksandr Maydanyk, Bloomberg BNA
Non-resident taxpayers in Ukraine will incur a 15 percent tax on compensation for international transportation services when they act as intermediaries for these services, the Ukrainian State Fiscal Service (SFS) has said.
GCR Know how – Information Exchange 2017 – Russia Chapter | by Evgeny Bolshakov and Oksana Akhmedova
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).
Russia: Roskomandzor’s decision to restrict access to Zello a “warning sign” for companies | commentary by Pavel Sadovsky and Maria Demina, DataGuidance
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.
Application of the New York Convention to Foreign Judgments: Analysis of the Wrong Approach of Russian Courts | by Mikhail Samoylov
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.
How Legislation on Handling Personal Data Will Be Enforced in the Future: LinkedIn Case Study | Pavel Sadovsky and Olga Tyangaeva, The Russia and Eurasia Committee Newsletter by the ABA Section of International Law
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.
New Pretrial Procedure in IP Cases | Helen Avakyan and Irina Kosovskaya, The Russia and Eurasia Committee Newsletter by the ABA Section of International Law
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.
Review of Federal Law No. 218-FL “On the State Registration of Real Estate” | Anton Alekseev, AEB Real Estate Monitor 3/2016
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 court practice, both the authorities, courts, developers and holders of real estate will need some time to get used to the new provisions.
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.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine team successfully defended interests of one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies in a dispute with the State Intellectual Property Service of Ukraine (Patent office) on extension of patent term for medical product for of additional three years over standard 20 years’ term.