Mergermarket reports Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.