Russia and the CIS


Russia special report: 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 


Special report: 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


Special report: Russia – Feeling the chill

19-May-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

It’s a nervous time for international law firms in Moscow, as Russia’s rift with the West threatens to throw their businesses off course – possibly for good


Ukraine: Lawyers on the edge

7-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Everyday legal work is at a halt and the country’s lawyers stand ready to do their bit in the army if the Russians move in

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Russia: Mind the bear traps

17-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

The surge of oligarchs heading to London for their court battles is slacking off. But Russia still holds potential for those advisers ready to tread carefully

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Fried Frank loses 'Putin's banker' Pugachev claim to lift $2bn asset freeze

19-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has lost a first round for Russian tycoon Sergei Pugachev in the High Court after the billionaire failed in his attempt to lift a $2bn freezing order imposed in July.

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Pepeliaev Group to open two offices in Russia to target Asian market

13-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Russian firm Pepeliaev Group is set to launch two new offices in Russia’s far east to home in on Asian markets following a reduction in Western investment.

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Latham triumphs in London Metal Exchange Court of Appeal hearing

8-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Latham & Watkins has won a Court of Appeal hearing for the London Metal Exchange (LME) against Marcfarlanes client Rusal, finding that the exchange had acted fairly and lawfully in imposing new requirements for warehouses.

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Important changes in the rules on hiring and use of foreign citizens download subscription

Dentons 29-Jan-2015

Dentons describes certain important changes in the rules on hiring and use of foreign citizens that will enter into force on 1 January.

New insolvency regime for Russian individuals to launch in July 2015 download subscription

Dentons 29-Jan-2015

In late December 2014, Russia adopted major changes to its insolvency (bankruptcy) law.

Labour code gets new chapter on foreign workers download subscription

Dentons 29-Jan-2015

The new rules apply to all foreign workers, except temporarily or permanently resident foreign citizens.

Changes in the federal law ‘On Medicines’ Circulation’ download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 23-Jan-2015

The Federal Law dated 22 December 2014 No. 429-FZ introduces important amendments to the Federal Law dated 12 April 2010 No. 61-FZ ‘On Medicines’ Circulation’.

Range of intellectual property rights and customs value of goods download subscription

Dentons 19-Jan-2015

On 16 December 2014, the Judicial Panel for Economic Disputes of the RF Supreme Court (SC) 12 issued two court rulings on the Oriflame case and the Mary Kay case. 

Corporate agreement: shareholders’ agreements under Russian law reloaded download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 16-Jan-2015

Shareholders’ agreements are a tool for the contractual regulation of relations between shareholders/participants of companies.

Crimea and Sevastopol: substantial EU additional sanctions on investment, services and trade download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 7-Jan-2015

To strengthen the EU’s policy of not recognising the annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia, the Council of the EU has reinforced the package of restrictive measures.

US and EU embargo Crimea, and US adopts new Ukraine sanctions law download subscription

Dentons 6-Jan-2015

This client update contains an analysis of the policy issues arising from the current situation in Ukraine.

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