Category Archives: federal laws

Strategic Sectors Law Update – Third Commission Meeting of 2012

On November 28, 2012, PM Medvedev chaired a session of the Commission on Foreign Investment, the third time the Commission has met this year. Changes to Russia’s Business Environment In his prepared remarks, Medvedev noted Russia’s recent improvement in the … Continue reading

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Did the Kremlin Violate Russian Procurement Law? Medvedev and Putin Rock Out

Oh Dima, what were you thinking.  Last Friday, Pres. Medvedev and PM Putin engaged in a silly photo op, likely dreamed up by some Kremlin ‘political technologist’ (Surkov!).  The goal: show an intact tandem after a politically turbulent week that … Continue reading

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New Law – "On Commerce" – Takes Effect Today

Today, Federal Law No. 381-FZ of December 28, 2009, “On the Fundamental Principles of State Regulation of Trade in the Russian Federation” takes effect. I have not found a good English translation yet, so please let me know if one … Continue reading

Posted in federal laws, Law, law on commercial activity Translation – What Changed on January 1, 2010?

[Below is a partial translation of an article at ПРАВО.РУ, a website that is a great source of legal news, court decisions, and rankings of Russian law firms.  The article summarizes several new laws that went into affect on the … Continue reading

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