Russia and the CIS


Special report: CIS – power change

6-Nov-2015 | By Becky Waller-Davies

With a traditionally strong energy market hit by political instability, CIS nations are diversifying into green energy. Will law firms do the same?


Staying afloat: Russian law firms and the EU sanctions

18-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Sanctions imposed by the EU after Crimea’s annexation have caused upheaval in the Russian market, but law firms remain optimistic.


Russia: Look the other way

24-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Western sanctions are making life tough for Russia’s companies and lawyers, so they are forging new links in the East 


Kazakhstan – a safe haven in the CIS

10-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Far from being hindered by the sanctions on Russia, Kazakhstan is benefiting

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Telenor suspends GC as corruption probe into VimpelCom deepens

12-Nov-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Norwegian telecoms operator Telenor has suspended its general counsel and chief financial officer amidst a corruption investigation into VimpelCom, in which it owns a large stake.

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Gide loses Ukraine and Hungary teams to French rival Jeantet

30-Oct-2015 | By Joanne Harris

French firm Jeantet is launching in Hungary and Ukraine with the hire of Gide Loyrette Nouel’s teams in Budapest and Kiev.

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High Court orders Berezovsky trustees to pay £12.6m legal fee to Addleshaws

28-Jul-2015 | By Katy Dowell

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.

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Russia and the CIS Briefings

Yandex v Google: antitrust case in Russia download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 24-Nov-2015

A case was opened with respect to Google Inc, Google Ireland Ltd and ??? Google upon an application of OOO Yandex.

Advertising medicines in Russia download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 23-Nov-2015

Advertising of medicines, medical devices and biologically active supplements in Russia: law and practice.

Vodka and the likelihood of confusion weblink subscription

Walker Morris 29-Sep-2015

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

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners 14-Sep-2015

Non-compete clauses and hold-separate agreements are planned for this year.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners' Kazantsev discusses capital amnesty download subscription

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners 3-Aug-2015

Partner interviewed by RAPSI (The Russian Legal Information Agency) about new capital amnesty law. 

Doing business in the Russian Federation: a Q&A guide weblink subscription

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners 27-Jul-2015

…covering the legal system; foreign investment, currency regulations and business vehicles.

Kyrgyz Republic: changes to foreign trade regulations download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 16-Jul-2015

Anti-dumping measures adopted in line with Eurasian Economic Union rules, and other changes.

Shareholder agreements under Russian law download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 13-Jul-2015

Among the questions answered in this briefing is – what might be the consequences of a breach of a corporate agreement?

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