Restrictions on Corporate Rights of Foreigners in Russia

12 May 2023

In reply to economic and financial sanctions within the last 15 months the Russian state has introduced various restrictions for persons from ‘unfriendly’ states. These limitations also affected their corporate rights in Russian companies – disposal of shares, receipt of dividends and other aspects of corporate management. 

Lidings – Strategic Partner of the Conference on Legal Issues in Pharmaceutical Industry

26 April 2023

April 26th,2023 annual conference Pharmaceuticals – 2023: Legal Issues will take place in Moscow organized by Lidings lawyers take an active part in the event’s program.

As a strategic partner of the conference, we aimed to make the program rich and actual. Together with pharmaceutical industry experts and lawyers, we will discuss topical issues of industry regulation, changes in the pharmaceutical market in the ongoing era of sanctions and talk about how to protect intellectual property.

OFAC Has Restricted Payments of Mandatory Contributions to the Budget of the Russian Federation for American Companies and Individuals

05 April 2023

On 27.03.2023 the Subcommission of the Government Commission for the Control of Foreign Investments published an Extract from the minutes of its meeting dated 02.03.2023. This document provides for a new requirement which has to be fulfilled in order to obtain Subcomission’s permission with regard to sale of shares of Russian companies. Foreigners from unfriendly states are now obliged to transfer funds to state budget in the amount of 5%-10% of the target’s valuation. 

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.