Bill on Exemption from Contractual Liability Due to Foreign Sanctions

23 March 2022

On March 22, 2022, a Bill (the “Bill”) was submitted to the State Duma on the specifics of contractual performance under the conditions of unfriendly actions of foreign states and international organizations related to the introduction of restrictive measures (foreign sanctions) against Russian legal entities and individuals.

Winding-up a Company in Russia During Sanctions. Summary Guide

15 March 2022

Currently, a great number of western companies declare the winding-up or suspension of their business activity in Russia. For many counterparties, which render services, perform works, or supply materials and goods to these companies (clients or a buyers), their winding-up inevitably leads to permanent or temporary ceasing of operations in the territory of the Russian Federation and, as a consequence, minimizing the associated costs of the Russian legal entity – at least for the next several months.

Foreign insurance organizations will be able to establish their branches on the territory of the Russian Federation

06 August 2021

On August 22, 2021, Federal Law No. 343-FZ dated 02.07.2021 "On Amendments to the Law of the Russian Federation "On the Organization of Insurance Business in the Russian Federation" and Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation" ("Law") comes into force. This regulatory act is aimed at fulfilling Russia's obligations to the WTO on the admission of branches of foreign insurers to the territory of the Russian Federation.

To hold a remote meeting will be easer

22 July 2021

On July 1, 2021, Federal Law No. 225-FZ of 28.06.2021 "On Amendments to Part One of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation" (the Law) aimed at improving and increasing the effectiveness of holding remote meetings came into force.

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation has clarified the controversial issues related to the surety contract

16 February 2021

The Supreme court has amended the regulation of pledges, established by the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation earlier. The Decree of the Plenum of the Supreme Court No. 45 "On some issues of dispute resolution connected to pledge" dated 24.12.2020 (hereinafter – DPSC No. 45) derogates the Decree of the Plenum dated 12.07.2012 No. 42 (hereinafter – DPSAC No. 42) and resolves main problems raised in connection with the reform of this institute in 2015.