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.

Courts Will be Able to Terminate and Modify Contracts Retroactively

31 August 2022

The Government of the Russian Federation has submitted to the Parliament bill providing for amendments to paragraph 3 of Article 453 of the Civil Code. According to the current wording, in the case of a change or termination of the contract by court, the obligations are considered changed or terminated from the moment the court decision on the change or termination of the contract enters into force.

Russian Shopping Centers Will Be Able to Terminate Lease Agreements With Tenants From Unfriendly Countries Until the End of 2022

27 July 2022

On July 14, 2022, the Federal Law No. 323-FZ "On amendments to certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation" came into effect. The Law, among other things, amends the Federal Law No. 46-FZ of March 8, 2022 and provides for the specifics of regulating relations with tenants in the field of trade and (or) catering from unfriendly countries until the end of 2022.