In the issue: The Russian Government by Resolution No. 1279 dated 30 July 2021, has approved the procedure for conducting an experiment with a view to the optimisation and automation of processes associated with the issuing of permits.
In the issue: The Russian Ministry for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic has prepared a taxation system for residents of the free port of Vladivostok.
Pepeliaev Group advises that the Supreme Court's Judicial Board for Economic Disputes is considering the issue of a customer’s right under a fee-based contract for services to withdraw from it where such contract contains a take-or-pay condition.
Pepeliaev Group advises about special aspects of proof in cases to impose secondary liability on parties controlling a legal entity removed owing to being dormant from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities.
In the issue: The Russian President has signed a law with multiple amendments to the Russian Tax Code.
Pepeliaev Group advises that on 26 July 2021 the Russian Central Bank’s Instruction No. 5814-U dated 9 June 2021 came into legal force regarding the form, procedure and deadlines for submitting information to the Bank of Russia about controlling persons of financial institutions, and the procedure for the Bank of Russia to maintain the list of such persons.
Pepeliaev Group advises of the coming into force of Federal Law No. 331-FZ dated 2 July 2021 “On amendments to individual items of legislation of the Russian Federation in connection with the adoption of the Federal Law ‘On experimental legal regimes in the area of digital innovations in the Russian Federation’”. Pursuant to the Law, participants of experimental legal regimes in the area of medical practice, communications and autonomous transport technologies may be granted exemptions from individual legislative requirements.
Pepeliaev Group advises that a Federal Law has been adopted that establishes a procedure for how the register of orders to revoke powers of attorney should be kept and also changes the procedure for how sole members of legal entities should adopt resolutions.
Pepeliaev Group advises that a criminal liability has been made harsher for beneficial owners and other controlling persons, as well as court-appointed administrators for their unlawful activities during a bankruptcy and for deliberate bankruptcy.
Pepeliaev Group advises that a Federal Law has been adopted establishing that a convertible loan agreement can be concluded between a borrower which is a non-public company and a lender, as well as the procedure for converting a loan into a membership interest in the issued capital or shares of non-public companies.
In the issue: Russia has notified the Netherlands that the tax treaty between the two countries has been denounced.
Starting from 1 July 2021, the statutory obligation to repatriate has been abolished for the major part of foreign trade contracts whereby residents generate revenue (‘export’ contracts).
Pepeliaev Group advises that a Law “On amending the Federal Law “On advertising”” has been adopted with regard to setting up a unified information system for keeping a record of advertising on the Internet. An obligation is being introduced for advertising distributors and advertisers to report information regarding Internet advertising to the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (known in Russian as ‘Roskomnadzor’).
Pepeliaev Group advises that a Federal Law has been adopted to establish the procedure for holding general meetings or for conducting absentee voting.
Pepeliaev Group`s lawyers answered the most frequently asked questions of employers concerning mandatory vaccination, using Moscow as an example.
Pepeliaev Group advises that a Federal Law has taken effect since 1 July to establish a new procedure for state and municipal control to be organised and implemented.
Pepeliaev Group advises that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation (the “Ministry”) has drafted a new “Procedure for taking an inventory of stationary sources and emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere, adjusting the data of such inventory and documenting and storing data obtained by taking such inventory and making adjustments” (the “Procedure”).
Pepeliaev Group advises that there have been changes in the area of the state registration of legal entities.
Pepeliaev Group advises that on 21 May 2021 a draft law “On the Internet activities of foreign entities in the Russian Federation” was put before the State Duma.