A new Russian law has been signed and published which will substantially restrict foreign control over the country's media. The law will come into force on 1 January 2016 - in this briefing, Goltsblat BLP looks at the details.
Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 27 October 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and enforcement
New Russian laws have extended the list of transactions the income from which can be credited to foreign accounts (including deposit accounts) of Russian residents. This measure should reduce the currency control risks borne by Russian residents using personal accounts opened with non-Russian banks.
Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 26 September 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
Russia's Draft Law On Prohibition of Contract Labour, which was approved earlier this year, contains many provisions which are likely to cause difficulties for employers and recruitment agencies. In this briefing, Goltsblat BLP looks at the main provisions in the law and the likely next steps.
Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 15 August 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
This Goltsblat BLP article offers an overview of competition law in the Russian Federation, tackling subjects such as merger control rules, jurisdictional triggering events and thresholds, and the applicable procedures and timetables.
Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 04 August 2014 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement
This briefing offers an overview of Russia's commercial real estate market, looking at the main trends and the most significant deals. Other subjects covered include the structures commonly used by investors, the main stages and documents in real estate deals, and seller's liability to the buyer.
Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 25 July 2014 | Practice Area: Commercial Property
Double tax treaty protection can provide significant tax savings for foreign investors operating in Russia, but enforcing such tax treaty provisions can present challenges. This Goltsblat BLP briefing highlights recent examples of adverse case law interpretations of double tax conventions.
Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 21 November 2013 | Practice Area: Double Taxation
Russia's new anti-piracy law, which introduced sweeping legislative changes to intellectual property rights protection, has been in effect for several weeks and is already the subject of heated debate. In this briefing, Goltsblat BLP assesses the new law from more than just a legal standpoint.
Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 03 October 2013 | Practice Area: Copyright
Goltsblat BLP provides an overview of their latest book "A Case Study Guide to M&A Transactions in Russia". The guide covers the full M&A process in Russia, from the initial negotiations and heads of terms, right the way through to completion and post-completion matters.
Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 11 July 2013 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
Cyprus has long been a number one choice both for Russian businesses to purchase, hold, finance and sell domestic assets and for many foreign investors to invest in Russia. But the 2012-2013 Cypriot financial crisis has resulted in a temporary freezing of the bank accounts of many businesses.
Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 28 June 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
This article from Goltsblat BLP covers the specifics of control over foreign investment by foreign states and international organisations or their subsidiaries. The article focuses on various aspects of strategic investment control, since this is the most complicated sphere.
Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 26 June 2013 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes
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