Sanctions imposed by the EU after Crimea’s annexation have caused upheaval in the Russian market, but law firms remain optimistic.
Western sanctions are making life tough for Russia’s companies and lawyers, so they are forging new links in the East
Far from being hindered by the sanctions on Russia, Kazakhstan is benefiting
Russia and the CIS News
The High Court has ordered the trustees of Boris Berezovsky’s estate to hand over more than £12m in unpaid legal fees to Addleshaw Goddard.
4 Stone Buildings’ Jonathan Crow QC has been instructed by the Attorney General’s Office as an amicus curiae to assist the Supreme Court in the next stage of the long-running battle between JSC BTA Bank and its former chairman Mukhtar Ablyazov.
Kennedys has announced the launch of an office in Moscow, operating under the name Kennedys CIS Advocates.
Russia and the CIS Briefings
Vodka and the likelihood of confusion subscription
The Russian company FKP Sojuzplodoimport and the Dutch company Spirits International have been in dispute for several years regarding the ownership of vodka trademarks.
The Merger Control Review – Russia chapter download subscription
Non-compete clauses and hold-separate agreements are planned for this year.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners' Kazantsev discusses capital amnesty download subscription
Partner interviewed by RAPSI (The Russian Legal Information Agency) about new capital amnesty law.
…covering the legal system; foreign investment, currency regulations and business vehicles.
Kyrgyz Republic: changes to foreign trade regulations download subscription
Anti-dumping measures adopted in line with Eurasian Economic Union rules, and other changes.
Shareholder agreements under Russian law download subscription
Among the questions answered in this briefing is – what might be the consequences of a breach of a corporate agreement?
Russia update: controlled foreign companies and sanctions download subscription
Relevant to organisations based in the Channel Islands and Cayman Islands who have Russian clients, or have an interest in developing business in Russia and the wider CIS region.
GAFTA default clause and assessment of damages: Supreme Court hands sellers a golden victory subscription
The Supreme Court has recently ruled that the buyers under a sale contract on GAFTA 49 terms could only recover nominal damages for the sellers’ wrongful cancellation of the contract.