Category Archives: legislation

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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A Democratic Softening on the Eve of Clinton/Lavrov Meeting?

 As Secretary of State Clinton prepares to sit down with Foreign Minister Lavrov tomorrow in Geneva, hopefully someone on her staff will point out two largely unnoticed pieces of legislation introduced by Pres. Medvedev last week.   The legislation reforms … Continue reading

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Legal Update – Strategic Industries Bill; Anti-Corruption Bill; Alcohol/Tobacco Advertising Bill

Update: the anti-corruption legislation did not survive its first reading. Virtually the entire United Russia and Just Russia fractions abstained from the vote, even though the bill was sponsored by UR and JR members. I’m sure it was just a … Continue reading

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Legal Update – Strategic Industries Bill; Anti-Corruption Bill; Alcohol/Tobacco Advertising Bill

Update: the anti-corruption legislation did not survive its first reading. Virtually the entire United Russia and Just Russia fractions abstained from the vote, even though the bill was sponsored by UR and JR members. I’m sure it was just a … Continue reading

Posted in corruption, legal update, legislation, strategic industries