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09April2020
COVID-19: criminal and administrative liability introduced for violations committed during special legal regimes

Pepeliaev Group advises that special types of liability have been incorporated into the Russian Criminal Code and the Russian Code of Administrative Offences for violations of legal regimes which have been or could be introduced against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.

06April2020
A Federal Law has been adopted to adjust criminal liability for tax and currency crimes

Pepeliaev Group advises that the Russian President has signed Federal Law No. 73-FZ dated 1 April 2020 to amend the Russian Criminal Code concerning liability for tax and currency crimes.

24December2019
The Plenum of the Russian Supreme Court has adopted a resolution on liability for tax offences

Law firm Pepeliaev Group advises that, the Plenum of the Russian Supreme Court (the “Plenum”) has adopted Resolution No. 48 dated 26 November 2019 clarifying certain issues concerning criminal liability imposed under articles 198, 199, 199.1 and 199.2 of the Russian Criminal Code (the “Criminal Code”).

16December2016
Explanations of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation regarding specific features of liability for economic crimes Law firm Pepeliaev Group reports that the Plenum of the Russian Supreme Court has adopted a Resolution
explaining contentious points that arise when criminal cases on economic offences are investigated.
14April2015
New in the rules for state registration of legal entities and liability for violating these rules Pepeliaev Group advises that a Federal Law1 (the 'Law') has been officially published, whose adoption is aimed at preventing legal entities from being established and operated to act in bad faith (by using dummy corporate officers, providing other inaccurate information to the registration authority, etc.). The Law also aims to prevent abuse of the state registration procedure.
12April2011
As of 11 March 2011, the penalties for a significant number of types of crime, especially of an economic nature, have been relaxed Pepeliaev Group advises that 11 March 2011 saw the entry into force of Federal Law No. 26-FZ dated 7 March 2011 “On amending the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation”.
06July2010
Plenum of the Russian Supreme Court Clarifies the Procedure for Applying Restrictive Measures in the Form of Pretrial Detention of Individuals Suspected or Accused of Economic Crimes The Plenum of the Russian Supreme Court adopted on 10 June 2010 Resolution No. 15 “On Amendments to Resolution No. 22 of the Plenum of the Russian Supreme Court dated 29 October 2009 ‘On the Judicial Practice of Applying Restrictive Measures in the Form of Pretrial Detention, Bail and House Arrest’”.

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