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14March2019
Escrow: new developments in the area of escrow of paperless securities Law Firm Pepeliaev Group advises that rules for escrow of paperless securities have been clarified.
12March2019
New regulation of digital rights

Pepeliaev Group advises that a draft law has been adopted in the third reading, which amends the Russian Civil Code in the sphere of digital rights.

07March2019
Overview of Tax Events for Fabruary 2019

The State Duma has adopted a law to ratify a protocol to the Convention between the governments of Russia and Sweden on the avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income.

01March2019
New Rules For The Regulator’s Audits In The Area Of Personal Data

Pepeliaev Group advises that an updated procedure for audits with respect to compliance with personal data legislation has come into force.

13February2019
Court practice regarding advertising and markerting expenses within intra-group relations

Pepeliaev Group advises you about the court practice regarding advertising and marketing expenses which a taxpayer that is a manufacturer of goods has incurred within intra-group relations. The position of the court regarding this case may apply to other similar disputes.

11February2019
Electronic services

Starting from 1 January 2019, the rule of Law No. 244-FZ dated 3 July 2016 came into effect. Under this rule, foreign companies providing electronic services to individuals and legal entities in Russia will themselves have to calculate and pay VAT on the value of the services provided.

11February2019
A mutual agreement procedure in the context of double tax treaties

Pepeliaev Group advises that the Russian Ministry of Finance has published its Guidelines on a mutual agreement procedure.



08February2019
Overview of Tax Events for January 2019 The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and the business community have fiercely criticized the new version of the draft law by the Russian Ministry of Economic Development that regulates greenhouse gas emissions.
17January2019
May foreign holding companies that serve the interests of one group of persons not be beneficial owners of income? Law firm Pepeliaev Group advises that the court has used in practice the conclusions of Letter No. SA-4-9/8285 of the Russian Federal Tax Service dated 28 April 2018 regarding the application of international tax treaties by foreign holding companies that serve the interests of a single group of persons.
17January2019
New legal positions of the Russian Supreme Court regarding creditors exercising their rights in bankruptcy cases Pepeliaev Group draws your attention to the new legal positions the Russian Supreme Court has formed concerning foreclosure in bankruptcy cases involving individuals and the exercise of creditors’ other rights. 
14January2019
The status of clinical guidelines is changing Pepeliaev Group advises that the President of the Russian Federation has signed Federal Law No. 489-FZ dated 25 December 2018, which significantly changes the status of clinical guidelines.
10January2019
The form of an application for a comprehensive environmental permit has been approved along with the form of a comprehensive environmental permit Pepeliaev Group advises that, starting from 1 January 2019, the form of the application is introduced for obtaining a comprehensive environmental permit along with the form of the comprehensive environmental permit.
10January2019
Overview of Tax Events for December 2018

The Russian Government has put before the State Duma a draft law to ratify the Protocol to amend the Convention between the governments of Russia and Sweden on the avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income.


28December2018
The Supreme Court has summarised court practice on financial liability

Law firm Pepeliaev Group advises that, on 5 December 2018 the Supreme Court issued an overview of the practice of courts which considered cases relating to an employee’s financial liability (the “Overview”).

24December2018
Upcoming changes in the legal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions Law firm Pepeliaev Group advises of the public consultation concerning the draft law proposed by the Russian Government to introduce legal regulation of activity involving the emission of pollutants classified as greenhouse gases.
17December2018
Upcoming changes in the legal regulation of an environmental expert review Pepeliaev Group advises that a public consultation is currently being held with regard to the draft law prepared by the Russian Ministry for the Protection of the Environment and Natural Resources. The draft law provides for a fundamentally new definition of the item that is subject to a state environmental expert review as well as certain other changes in the legal regulation of a state environmental expert review. 
13December2018
Transformation of environmental charges

Pepeliaev Group advises that a draft law has been made available for public discussion. This draft law provides for the charge for a negative environmental impact to be replaced with an environmental tax, and for environmental and recycling fees to be replaced with a recycling fee, with the new payments being introduced into the Russian Tax Code.

11December2018
Сlarifying the rules for calculating taxes on income from capital and other amendments to the Tax Code to come into force from 2019 Pepeliaev Group advises that amendments have been made to the Russian Tax Code that clarify the rules for calculating taxes on income from capital, and that other tax changes have been made.
07December2018
Overview of Tax Events for November 2018

The law on the reform of procedural legislation has been adopted (it comes into force from 1 January 2019). Only lawyers can be representatives under a power of attorney in commercial proceedings.
18.03.2019
Elena Sokolovskaya spoke at the annual Antimonopoly Forum held by the Russian Corporate Counsel Association
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11.03.2019
Chambers Europe 2019 recommends 11 legal practice groups and 13 lawyers from Pepeliaev Group
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27.02.2019
We present a global review of international copyright law with a chapter on Russia prepared by Pepeliaev Group’s experts
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