Mikhail Kazantsev authored the Russia chapter of Multinational Enterprise Liability in Insolvency Proceedings: Jurisdictional comparisons
The Moscow Times publishes commentary by Viktoria Burkovskaya on the proposed criminal punishment for legal entities
Russia may introduce criminal punishment for legal entities, Investigative Committee head Alexander Bastrykin said Thursday, claiming that it is needed to lure foreign investors — though experts believe it will work the other way around.
ITAR-TASS publishes commentary by Viktoria Burkovskaya on Dmitry Medvedev’s intention to tighten punishment for bribes
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who declared war on corruption as a major priority, intends to tighten punishment for bribes. To this end he submitted amendments to the Criminal Code and the Code of Administrative Offences to the State Duma on Wednesday with the intention to multiply fines and prison terms for commercial bribery and for receiving and giving bribes.
The London Stock Exchange has stopped trade in depositary notes of housing developer PIK Group on the orders of the British Financial Services Authority, and trading will not resume until the whereabouts is established of 8.6 percent of the group's shares frozen at the request of Nomos Bank.
EPA&P presents a legal commentary on changes in merger filing procedure in Ukraine effective as of January 23, 2011
Commercial Real Estate publishes commentary by Ekaterina Medeyko and Yuri Nadezhin on the peculiarities of shopping centers lease agreement
Out of 280 shopping centers in Moscow, only 78 meet all the requirements for a modern shopping mall. Considering the shortage of quality areas and no new facilities being commissioned in the capital city, the owners of older shopping centers will be forced to redevelop their commercial facilities, or at least create new concepts for them. The main criteria for success of shopping centers today are not limited to their owner's competent marketing policy; these are also a clear concept, strong positioning, as well as accountability and responsibility to the tenants.
Business Guide Germany Russia 2010/2011 publishes an article by Igor Schikow and Irina Lifanova.
The American Lawyer Specail Report publishes commentary by Irina Skidan on new privatization program in Russia
The Russian Government has introduced a radical new privatization program to invigorate the country’s economy. Although foreign investment is clearly an objective, the protection of property interests held by foreigners remains a concern for lawyers in Moscow.
A film on Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners is posted on the The Lawyer magazine website.
Reflections by Jerome J. Shestack on Human Rights Day published on the ABA website
Volatility of the Russian market - which saw its gross domestic product (GDP)contract by as much as 7.9% in 2009 but spring back to a growth of 5.4% this year – has seen it become both adversary and temptress for the law firms practicing in the market.
Commercial Real Estate features Elena Pristanskova commentary on legal requirements for facilities that use hazardous substances
Russia now has virtually no speculative projects in the segment of refrigerated warehouses. They are typically expensive to build, there are fewer chances to lease them, while they beget many specific requirements. Experts say this segment of warehouses will come back to the market as soon as the market stabilizes.
Grigory Chernyshov and Natalia Korosteleva authored the Russia Chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2011 (3rd Edition)
Mikhail Kazantsev and Victoria Burkovskaya authored the Russia chapter of Comparative Summary of Anti-Corruption Laws in the CIS Economic Region (1st edition).
Commercial Real Estate publishes Igor Serebryakov commentary on Russia's Government support housing program
One of the recent actions of Russia's Government to support the housing program was to make VneshEconomBank issue a 40-billion-ruble credit for the Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending. According to the Stimulus Program, 2 million sq m of economy class residential real estate will be built. The program mainly targets projects in Russia's regions, as well as some projects near Moscow.