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8
August

Long-term procurement arrangements in the pharmaceutical sector: new options or additional risks?

From 1 September 2016, investors under special investment contracts (SPICs), as well as regional investors, may benefit from additional preferences during the procurement of various types of product for state and municipal needs. Whether these preferences will create long-term procurement options in the pharmaceutical sector is one of the key questions for pharmaceutical companies planning to invest in localisation in Russia.

5
August

Purchases under new preference rules in exchange for investments

On 1 September 2016, shall come into force changes to the Federal Law “On the contract system in the procurement of goods, works and services for state and municipal needs”, made by the Federal Law dated 3 July 2016 No. 365-FZ.

21
July

Moving unitary enterprises to the contract system

In the final days of the spring session of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, an important law was passed aimed at strengthening control over procurement by state and municipal unitary enterprises. In this research report, we examine the key provisions of that legislation and its legal consequences for unitary enterprises.

19
August

The arbitration process: reboot (part 2)

On 1 July 2016, came into force amendments to the agrarian and industrial complex of the Russian Federation, made on the initiative of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. The arbitration procedure legislation obtained a new institution, and a wider list of disputes that require a pre-trial procedure, and new powers have been given to the courts.

19
August

That which is not allowed, is forbidden

Questions of obtaining building permits and making changes to them, are most painful for developers. The need to adopt measures that will remove administrative barriers in the construction sector, in particular in the obtaining of permits, has been universally proclaimed by the authorities. And we must give credit where it is due – significant changes in the legal regulation of issuing building permits have already been made. However, controversial issues remain.

19
August

Rights holders and public procurement

Today, for many private companies, participation in public procurement has become a commercially attractive direction of business development. It is not surprising then, that unscrupulous market participants, will seek to obtain public contracts by any means available, including at the cost of violating the rights of third parties. One problem in this regard, is the violation of the exclusive rights of copyright holders on the part of those entities participating in tenders, when the execution of the contract requires the supplier to have the respective rights. This issue is the most acute in the area of public procurement of medicines, where offenders win a tender for the supply of drugs protected by patents, and in the area of procurement of expensive equipment (including medical) – here the subject of violations are usually trademarks, while in the procurement of software, this involves primarily copyright objects.

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