Changes in the arbitration process from 05.01.2024.

The President of the Russian Federation signed Federal Law No. 667-FZ dated 25.12.2023 "On Amendments to the Arbitration Procedural Code of the Russian Federation".
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Commercial secret

I. Definition

Current legislation defines a trade secret as a regime of confidentiality of information that allows its owner, under existing or possible circumstances, to increase income, avoid unjustified expenses, maintain a position in the market for goods, works, services or obtain other commercial benefit[1]. Read more

New application form for authorizations for transactions with non-residents and increased payments to the budget

On October 16, 2023, the official website of the Ministry of Finance published a new form required for submitting applications to the Government Commission for the issuance of permits for transactions with non-residents, the subject of which are stakes in Russian business entities.
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Risks of acquisition and use of databases containing personal data of potential customers

It is not uncommon for entrepreneurs to consider using databases of potential customers in their commercial activities. There are many different offers on the market to buy and sell databases of personal data, but when buying them, it is worth considering the legislation on personal data and its application to the buyer of such data. Let us consider the main problems that a buyer of personal data bases may face.
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The conditions for issuing permits for transactions with en kons

The government commission has updated the list of conditions for issuing permits to foreigners from unfriendly states to engage in transactions with shares and stakes of Russian companies

The Ministry of Finance of Russia has published an excerpt from the decision of the subcommittee of the Government Commission on Control over Foreign Investments in the Russian Federation dated July 7, 2023, No. 171/5, which updates the list of conditions for issuing permits to foreign nationals from unfriendly states to conduct transactions involving the sale of shares and stakes in Russian companies.

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Dividend payout selling shares companies and real estate en kons

Paying dividends, selling shares and real estate by owners and shareholders from the states recognized by Russian authorities as unfriendly

Decree No. 618 introduced a restriction on transactions with shares of Russian LLCs owned directly or indirectly by unfriendly residents, entailing directly and (or) indirectly the establishment, change or termination of the rights of ownership, use and (or) disposal of shares in authorized capitals of limited liability companies (with the exception of credit institutions and non-credit financial institutions) or other rights that make it possible to determine the conditions for managing such limited liability companies and (or) the conditions for their entrepreneurial activities. The list of unfriendly states was approved by Decree No. 430-р. Permit to make transactions specified in Decree 618 shall be issued by the Government Commission for Control of Foreign Investments in the Russian Federation in accordance with the Rules approved by Decree No. 295 of the Government of the Russian Federation dated March 06, 2022.

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Liability russian banks towards clients for the blocking en kons

Liability of Russian banks towards clients for the blocking of funds by foreign intermediary banks

The imposition of sanctions by foreign countries against Russian banks has led to the inability of these banks to fulfill their obligations to clients regarding cross-border transfers of funds in foreign currency.
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Review of court practice on bankruptcy in 2022

The approved review by the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation reflects 37 positions on various issues based on the decisions of the Economic Disputes Collegium for the year 2022.
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Immunization of foreign workers against measles

Legal entities, individual entrepreneurs, and citizens are obliged to comply with the requirements of sanitary legislation, as well as with the provisions and orders of officials exercising federal state sanitary and epidemiological supervision (Article 11 of the Law No. 52-FZ "On the sanitary and epidemiological welfare of the population" of March 30, 1999).

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