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


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

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Hogan Lovells secures Court of Appeal victory in 'Putin's banker' case

27-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Hogan Lovells and Erskine Chambers have secured a Court of Appeal (CoA) judgment requiring Russian tycoon Sergei Pugachev to disclose information about discretionary trusts established in New Zealand, setting a precedent in cases involving freezing orders.


Divisional court refers Rosneft sanctions case to EU courts of justice

9-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

A case brought by Russian oil giant Rosneft against the UK Government, challenging the legality of the EU sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, is to go to Europe following a High Court ruling.


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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Major Russian legislation changes for 2014: real estate and construction download subscription

Dentons 27-Feb-2015

Dentons experts have prepared an overview of the most important legislation changes in real estate and construction for 2014.

Restrictions on admission of certain foreign medical devices to participation in public procurements download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 16-Feb-2015

The decree of the government of the Russian Federation established the restrictions on admission of certain types of medical devices manufactured in foreign countries.

New industrial policy in the Russian Federation download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 13-Feb-2015

Federal Law 488-FZ ‘On Industrial Policy in the Russian Federation’, to become effective on 30 June, regulates relations between legal entities and  businesspeople operating in the industrial sector.

Litigation: major Russian legislation changes download subscription

Dentons 12-Feb-2015

Significant changes include the abolition of the Supreme Commercial Court and the formation of the Supreme Court.

Russia and Crimea sanctions — where are we at the start of 2015? weblink subscription

Ince & Co 11-Feb-2015

This update gives an overview of the various sanctions that have been implemented by the EU authorities over the last 12 months following the events that took place in Ukraine during 2014.

Russia: Customs compliance — new developments download subscription

Dentons 5-Feb-2015

The Russian government, the Eurasian Economic Union and the business community are considering forgiving companies engaged in foreign trade for errors in customs processing.

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.

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