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US Has Authorized Provision of Accounting, Trust and Corporate Formation, and Management Consulting Services to Russian Persons in Spheres of Agricultural Commodities and Medicine

30 January 2023

The new General license No 6C published by OFAC on January 1, 2023, establishes exceptions from US sanctions related to the spheres of agricultural commodities, medicine, medical devices, replacement parts and components for medical devices, or software updates for medical devices.

From September 2023, Medical Examinations of Employees Can Be Carried Out Remotely

13 January 2023

From September 01, 2023, changes in the procedure for conducting medical examinations before, during and after a workday (shift) come into force. Namely, starting from September, employers will be granted the right to conduct such examinations remotely – using medical devices that provide automated remote transmission of information about the health status of employees and remote monitoring of their health status.

Legal Advisory Services Under Newly Applied Sanctions

07 November 2022

In October 2022, the European Commission approved the eighth package of sanctions against Russia. Among other restrictions it established a ban on the provision of legal services to Russian companies. A few weeks later, on October 24, the European Commission published answers to frequently asked questions including explanations as to what kind of legal services fall under the ban and whether the extension of sanctions to this sphere does not entail restrictions on the right to protection.

Patent Extensions May Now Be Challenged Under Administrative Procedure

12 October 2022

The new Federal law will enter into force on 18 October 2022. The amendments provide for the possibility to challenge extension of a patent related to a medicine, pesticide, or agrochemical (granting SPCs) by filing an opposition with Rospatent according to procedure set out in Article 1398 (2) of the Russian Civil Code if conditions for such patent extension, stipulated in Article 1363 (2) of the Russian Civil Code, have been violated.