Lawyers have been pivotal in the preparations for the Winter Olympics and the work could go on way beyond the closing ceremony
The minor countries of the CIS region have attracted less interest than their larger, louder neighbours but this is still a valuable region
The economy may be stagnant, but at least Georgia can now boast freedom of speech and transparency – and a highly competitive legal market
Russia and the CIS Analysis
With 15,000 pre-trial documents totalling 200,000 pages, the battle of the Russian oligarchs was the ideal testing ground for the latest case-management technology
Russia’s Civil Code is set for reform. Joanne Harris reports on the ramifications for the legal market
Regulation of Russia’s legal market is again on the agenda. Joanne Harris finds out what this could mean for practitioners
Russia and the CIS News
Ashurst has hired Linklaters debt capital markets partner Francis Kucera, in a boost to its securities and derivatives practice.
Weil Gotshal & Manges is facing a €12m (£10m) professional negligence claim brought by private equity house Bancroft over its acquisition of a Slovakian ice cream company.
Debevoise & Plimpton, Linklaters and Irish firm Arthur Cox have won roles in the placement of a $1bn (£621.6m) seven-year Eurobond with an annual coupon rate of 5.55 per cent by Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel.
Russia and the CIS Briefings
What next for Iran and sanctions? download subscription
Talks took place in Geneva between Iran and high level delegates from the US, the UK, France, Germany, Russia and China, facilitated by the European Union.
Interim deal on Iran sanctions policy involves limited changes download subscription
Despite confusing media reports, the interim nuclear deal reached by Iran and the P5+1 would change very little in US and multilateral sanctions policy.
Iran sanctions — November 2013 agreement subscription
Over recent weeks, the P5 1 have been engaged in discussions with Iran with the aim of reaching an agreement over Iran’s nuclear programme.
Changes to legislation aimed at providing incentives for hydrocarbon production at offshore deposits download subscription
On 30 September 2013, Russia’s President signed into law Law No. 268-FZ, which amends the Tax Code, the Customs Duties Law and the Continental Shelf Law, with the aim of providing incentives for hydrocarbon production at subsoil sites.
Entry into law of bundle of amendments to Russian Civil Code — section on private international law download subscription
This update examines the most important changes introduced by this law to Part Three of the Civil Code, Section VI — Private International Law.
Presidium of the Higher Arbitrazh Court summarises litigation practice involving foreign persons download subscription
The digest covers a wide range of topics arising in court cases involving foreign parties.
Further changes to Russian Basel III rules on subordinated debt download subscription
The Central Bank of Russia has published amendments to Regulation 395-P regulating banks’ capital that revised certain of its current requirements for subordinated debt instruments.
Mining capital resources — an overview of Russian eurobonds download subscription
This article summarises some of the key considerations for a Russian company in planning a eurobond issue.