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The coming week has been declared a non-working week in Russia: is this true for everyone?

Pepeliaev Group advises that the Decree on the Non-Working Week from 30 March to 3 April may be inapplicable to certain representatives of pharmaceutical companies.

Situation centres are set up at tax authorities to monitor the economy in connection with coronavirus

The Federal Tax Service has issued Order No. ED-7-1/168@ “On setting up federal and regional situation centres of the Russian Federal Tax Service to monitor the economic situation in real time” dated 17 March 2020.
Changes in the procedure for absentee ballots on items on the agenda of general meeting in joint-stock companies

Pepeliaev Group advises that there have been changes in the procedure for absentee ballots on items on the agenda of general meetings in joint-stock companies. This is linked to the adoption of Federal Law No. 50-FZ.
Working groups within tax inspectorates are starting to monitor the economy

Our clients have started to receive requests from working groups that are being set up now within tax inspectorates “in order to gather and monitor, on a weekly basis, information regarding the risks of economic and social challenges arising in connection with the spread of the coronavirus and questions that emerge during control measures”. 
The President’s speech: things business should pay attention to

The Russian President has delivered an address in connection with the global coronavirus pandemic and has announced a number of new measures. The measures that the President has proposed will be specified in legislative instruments, which, once adopted, we will be able to assess more thoroughly. Today, based on the text itself, we will consider those of the proposals in the address that had the greatest resonance.
Coronavirus vs contract Pepeliaev Group clarifies whether the coronavirus infection may be classified as a force-majeure event in contractual relationships with counterparties. 
Temporary restrictions have been introduced in the work of Russian courts starting from 19 March 2020

Pepeliaev Group advises that the Russian Supreme Court has introduced restrictions within the framework of preventing the spread of the coronavirus infection in Russia.  

Tax risks for individuals in connection with limitations aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19

Pepeliaev Group advises of potential tax risks in a situation when individuals have to stay in the Russian Federation for an extended period of time in view of the current restrictions that are preventing the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19: Tax measures in support of the economy and changes in tax administration

Pepeliaev Group advises of the measures that have been adopted or are anticipated with the aim of supporting certain branches of the economy and changing tax administration procedures for the duration of the COVID-19 epidemic.

From 18 March 2020 temporary restrictions with respect to foreign nationals have been enacted Law Firm Pepeliaev Group advises that temporary restrictions have been introduced from 18 March 2020 with regard to foreign nationals. 
Fighting coronavirus: employers are to draw up a plan of actions in an emergency situation

Law firm Pepeliaev Group recommends that employers devise a plan of actions in case the coronavirus spreads further. 

New clarifications on how resolutions of business entities must be certified

Pepeliaev Group draws your attention to the clarifications provided by the Federal Notarial Chamber regarding the Russian Supreme Court’s legal positions on how to confirm a resolution adopted by a general meeting.

Fighting coronavirus: what employers in Russia should do

Pepeliaev Group advises that state authorities of different levels have started to take measures aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus. Employers should take them into account.

When determining the market value of a real estate item for the purposes of establishing the cadastral value, VAT is not recorded and not separately accounted for

The Supreme Court has confirmed that it is unlawful to record and separately account for VAT within the market value when the cadastral value is challenged.

Milestone court decisions on salary indexation

Pepeliaev Group draws attention to milestone court decisions on salary indexation that may turn around the case law on this type of disputes.

The law on antimonopoly compliance has been adopted

Pepeliaev Group advises of the changes in the area of antimonopoly compliance.

The Federal Archive Agency (ROSARCHIVE) has adopted new storage periods for archive documents

Pepeliaev Group advises that from 18 February 2020 new timeframes have been adopted for companies to store in an archive documents that are formed as such companies carry out their activity. 

New criteria for classifying software as medical devices

Pepeliaev Group advises that the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance in Healthcare (“Roszdravnadzor”) has issued information letter No. 02I-297/20 “On software” dated 13 February 2020, and that information letter No. 01I-2358/15 “On registering software” dated 31 December 2015, which was previously in effect, has been revoked. 

New legal positions with respect to applying legislation on business entities

Pepeliaev Group draws your attention to the changes in the case law involving certain issues of corporate legislation. 

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