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The terms of foreign citizens’ stay in Russia have been extended till September 30

The President of Russia has signed Decree No. 364 of 15.06.2021 “On temporary measures to regulate the legal status of foreign citizens and stateless persons in the Russian Federation during the period of overcoming the consequences of the spread of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19)”, which extends the period of…

Jun, 16 2021
Important business innovations in Russian legislation for may 2021

The draft of the Federal law «On amendments to part two of the Tax code of the Russian Federation and certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation» (hereinafter referred to as the Draft law) provides in particular: 1. Changes concerning the calculation and payment of value added tax. The Draft…

Jun, 01 2021
A draft law on subsidiaries of foreign IT-companies has been introduced to the State Duma

A draft law has been introduced to the State Duma requiring foreign companies operating in the field of information technologies to open representative offices on the territory of the Russian Federation if the number of Russian users of an information resource exceeds 500,000 per day. Besides a representative office, a…

May, 26 2021
From July 2022, it will be possible to affix an electronic apostille on the documents

The Ministry of Justice has prepared a draft legal act that establishes the ability to affix an apostille on the necessary documents in electronic form. According to the draft Resolution, the following innovations are proposed: to provide an opportunity to send an application for apostille affixing in electronic form, that…

May, 19 2021
Intellectual property rights

Intellectual property rights, as a result of inventive activity, belong to the author and are regulated by law. When the author’s interests differ from the counterparty, intellectual disputes often arise. They can be resolved in a pre-trial or judicial procedure. Types of disputes The exclusive right to the result of…

May, 18 2021
Labor contract analysis

The Constitution of the Russian Federation guarantee all citizens the right to freely dispose of their own abilities to work, to choose their field of activity and profession. The Constitution prohibits the use of forced labor. In addition, the Constitution establishes a provision that guarantees every working citizen the right…

May, 18 2021
Analysis of international agreement

The parties to the agreement may be exclusively subjects of international law. A foreign organization must have the rights and legal obligations to enter into this type of contract. Powers include negotiating, accepting a text, expressing consent, and executing other acts. The object of the agreement is tangible or intangible…

May, 18 2021
Features of the contract for the supply of goods

The regulation of supply contracts has one feature, which is that the Civil Code of the Russian Federation classifies this type of contracts as one of the types of contracts for the sale of goods. Two types of standards are applied to contracts for the supply of products that regulate…

May, 18 2021
Contract analysis

In accordance with the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, an agreement between two or more persons on the establishment, modification or termination of civil rights and obligations is recognized as a contract. The scope and content of the contract are within the competence of civil law, where all the…

May, 18 2021
From July 1, a pre-trial appeal of supervisory authorities’ decisions will be mandatory

The Prime minister of the Russian Federation has signed Regulation No. 663 of April 28, 2021, which establishes mandatory compliance with the pre-trial procedure for appealing decisions of a certain list of state bodies, including the Federal Tax Service, Federal Service for Labor and Employment and so on. It is…

May, 12 2021
It will become easier to submit documents for state registration of a company through a notary

In accordance with the draft No. 1021318-7 of the Federal Law “On Amendments to the Federal Law “On State Registration of Legal Entities and Sole Proprietors” and Article 80 of the Fundamentals of the Legislation of the Russian Federation on Notaries”, it is proposed to legally fix the following: notaries…

May, 05 2021
Analysis of the agency agreement

Contents: The concept of an agency agreement Form of a legal agreement Types of agency contracts Subject of the agency agreement Reporting documentation for agency contracts Sub-agency agreement Termination of the agreement Agency agreement is most often used in the commercial activity and is a fairly common form. When drafting…

Apr, 28 2021
New rules in the legislation on investment activity: “golden” passports, protection of novice investors, state information system.

Foreign investors will be able to apply for permanent residence permit in a simplified manner Foreign investors who invest assets in the Russian economy, as well as their family members, will be able to obtain a permanent residence permit without the necessity to obtain a temporary one first of all….

Apr, 28 2021
Meetings of shareholders, the board of directors, and creditors will be held online

The draft law that will allow to hold meetings of shareholders, the board of directors, and creditors remotely has been introduced to the State Duma. Should the draft law be adopted, the relevant amendments will be made to the Civil Code of the Russian Federation. Nowadays, when holding a meeting…

Apr, 28 2021
The Ministry of Digital Development proposes to create a specialized court for economic disputes in the field of information technologies

According to the Ministry of Digital Development, the judicial authorities do not have enough competence in the matter of considering disputes related to information technologies at the moment. In this regard, the ministry proposes to create a specialized judicial body authorized to consider cases involving IT companies. A profile court…

Apr, 21 2021
The requirements for the Articles of Association of joint-stock companies will be optimized

The State Duma has adopted in the first reading legislative amendments in the field of corporate law, which contain requirements for the Articles of Association of a joint-stock company. The adoption of the relevant amendments is caused by the analysis of law enforcement practice and the need to optimize the…

Apr, 14 2021