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.
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.