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Strategic Sectors Law Update – Second Meeting of 2011

On July 20, 2011, the Commission on Foreign Investments met for the second time this year and reviewed 13 applications from foreign investors wishing to pursue business projects in Russia. Deals Reviewed Total S.A.–20.5%–>OAO “Yamal LNG” This is part of … Continue reading

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Strategic Sectors Law Update – Draft Amendments and First Meeting of 2011

Strategic Sectors Law Amendments On February 17, the Russian government submitted amendments to the Strategic Sectors law.  The only substantive change the amendments address is the ownership issue I covered here – i.e., that the law currently applies to any … Continue reading

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Strategic Sectors Law Update – Latest Approvals and Exclusive Draft Amendments

Last week the Commission on Foreign Investment met for the third time this year and approved seven major deals.  At the meeting, PM Putin noted that “foreign investment in our national economy was $21 billion in the first six months … Continue reading

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Legal Update – Strategic Industries Law Amendments

I wanted to wait to discuss this until the draft law was out, but I am tired of waiting so here goes.  The last time we looked at the strategic industries law in March, I posted draft amendments from the … Continue reading

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TRM Exclusive – Draft Amendments to Strategic Sectors Law

Update: The Moscow Times also reports that the FAS today announced its intent to sue Russian and foreign investors who have failed to comply with the strategic sectors law.  Read all about it here. In other news, PM Putin announced … Continue reading

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