Russia and the CIS


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


Poland: Golden goals

17-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Local and international firms are scrapping for work in Europe’s ‘golden boy’. But the market is not without its risks, including from neighbour Ukraine

Russia Roundtable

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


Ukraine: Look both ways

16-Dec-2013 | By Burhan Khadbai

Legal work is on hold as the country fights it out over whether its future lies with Russia or the EU

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High Court orders disclosure of documents covered by privilege in long-running Ablyazov case

8-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The High Court has ordered the disclosure of documents held by Addleshaw Goddard, Clyde & Co and Stephenson Harwood in the ongoing battle between Kazakhstan’s JSC BTA Bank and its former chair Mukhtar Ablyazov.


ECHR orders Russia to pay €1.9bn in Yukos compensation

1-Aug-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Russia has been ordered to pay €1.9bn (£1.5bn) in compensation to shareholders of Yukos by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the largest ever award for pecuniary loss.

money justice litigation

Shearman's Yukos case and the $1,065 per hour lawyers

28-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Shearman & Sterling has triumphed in a decade-long arbitration battle for Yukos shareholders against the Russian state - but at what cost?

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Russia and the CIS Briefings

Resolution of the plenum of the Higher Arbitrazh Court on major and related party transactions download subscription

DLA Piper 11-Sep-2014

On 16 May 2014, the plenum of the Higher Arbitrazh Court adopted the resolution ‘On Certain Issues Related to Challenging Major and Related Party Transactions’.

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence — broadcasters’ ownership; television advertising; data protection; and more weblink subscription

DLA Piper 5-Sep-2014

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence is the global monthly publication from DLA Piper’s sports, media and entertainment group.

Switzerland expands its measures to prevent the circumvention of international Ukraine-related sanctions download subscription

Bär & Karrer 2-Sep-2014

Measures have been adopted to prevent Swiss territory being used as a channel to circumvent international sanctions in connection with the situation in Ukraine.

Review of some amendments to the Russian laws made in July 2014 download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 1-Sep-2014

This review is effective as of 30 July 2014 and focuses on areas including banks and finance, state procurements and the investment climate.

How will the new EU sanctions affect TMT companies with Russian interests? download subscription

Eversheds 27-Aug-2014

This article outlines the extent of EU sanctions targeted against Russia, Crimea and Sevastapol and provides some general guidance to TMT companies doing business in Russia.

Important changes to Russian data protection rules download subscription

DLA Piper 27-Aug-2014

On 22 July 2014, a new law amending the Law on Data Protection and Law on Information was signed off by the Russian president and thus was officially adopted. 

Taxation in Russia: resolution number 50 entitled ‘Regarding conciliation of the parties in the arbitration proceedings’ download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 26-Aug-2014

The Supreme Arbitration Court of Russia has permitted the settling of tax disputes by the conclusion of amicable agreements with tax authorities.

Ban on import of certain products to Russia: determination of the country of origin download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 26-Aug-2014

The Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 560 bans or restricts foreign trade transactions involving import to Russia of certain agricultural products, raw materials and food.

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