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VEGAS LEX, РСПП и ФАС России обсудили особенности новой системы ценообразования и антимонопольного регулирования в сфере теплоснабжения

Российский союз промышленников и предпринимателей (РСПП) и юридическая фирма VEGAS LEX при участии ФАС России провели круглый стол, посвященный особенностям и отдельным аспектам новой системы ценообразования и заключения договоров в сфере теплоснабжения, антимонопольному регулированию и контролю в свете перехода на свободное ценообразование в теплоснабжении.


Webinar of VEGAS LEX and Pravo.ru: legal regulation and responsibility for violation of the collection and processing of personal data in the Russian Federation

On 16 November 2017, VEGAS LEX law firm jointly with Pravo.ru hosted a webinar, which was devoted to overview of the requirements, problems and responsibilities for violations in the area of processing of personal data in the Russian Federation.


Advertising in pharmaceutical sector: analysis of judicial practice and protection against risks

On 14 November 2017, VEGAS LEX law firm held the author’s seminar entitled "Advertising in pharmaceutical sector. Risk elimination practices" for representatives of pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers of medical products and BADS.


Обзор изменений законодательства в сфере теплоснабжения за 3 квартал 2017

В третьем квартале 2017 года существенные нововведения в нормативном регулировании в сфере теплоснабжения были сфокусированы на особенностях внедрения "дерегулирования" стоимости тепловой энергии в развитие существующих положений ст. 8 Федерального закона от 27.07.2010 № 190-ФЗ "О теплоснабжении" (далее – Закон № 190-ФЗ), а также особенностям ценообразования в отношении тепловой энергии в случае эксплуатации организациями систем теплоснабжения на основании концессионных соглашений. Изменения также коснулись порядка подключения к сетям теплоснабжения и особенностей раскрытия информации в сфере теплоснабжения.


What does Russia's personal data law mean for foreign companies?

Exactly two years have passed since amendments to Federal Law 152-FZ, On Personal Data, of 27 July 2006, ('the Personal Data Law'), obliging data operators to store Russians' personal data on servers in Russia, came into force. For now, it is too early to say that those failing to comply with these regulations is always punished. However, it is already clear that Russia's lawmakers, in toughening the penalties and introducing new requirements are treating the matter extremely seriously, as are the country's law enforcement authorities, as shown by one of the most high-profile cases in the last two years: the blocking of LinkedIn's website in Russia. This article explains the requirements for data storage, situations when foreign companies need to comply, and the penalties for non-compliance.


Special investment contracts in the Russian Federation

Starting in 2015, for the first time a new form of cooperation between the state and private investors became available – the special investment contract (hereinafter SPIC). The goal of implementing it is to stimulate the attraction of large-scale investment to help create and upgrade industrial production facilities inside Russia by providing industry incentives, credits, and stable conditions in which to conduct business. What advantages does this investment mechanism have, and what additional obligations must a party that is investing take upon itself in order to enjoy them?




Advertising legal requirements (Practical overview)

Advertising is a socioeconomic phenomenon whose uniqueness is marked by the continuous development of techniques and methods to share advertising information with consumers. Companies are always moving forward, creating new approaches how to produce advertising. This requires advertisers to be guided by law enforcement practices.<br> This alert does not presume to analyze the entire scope of legal requirements and constraints that cover advertising, but it is intended to provide a brief practical overview of the main legal restrictions for advertising.


Personal data protection in Russia: a brief overview

The protection of personal data is becoming one of today’s most pressing issues, resulting in modernization of national legislation on personal data. Federal Law No. 152-FZ dated July 27, 2006 "On Personal Data" (as amended) (hereinafter The Law<br> Personal Data) defines the basics of personal data regulation in Russia. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will take effect in May 2018, gives rise to more discussion than any other supranational act. The GDPR will be directly applicable to a number of Russian companies, since they collect data of European citizens.


VEGAS Academy: regulatory updates for the Russian pharmaceutical sector, October 2017

Within the framework of VEGAS Academy platform, we continue our monthly series of video updates on the key regulatory developments in the Russian pharmaceutical sector (in English language).


Determining the approximate size of an economic entity’s market share

The VEGAS LEX group of companies has prepared analytical infographics devoted to determining the approximate size of a business entity's market share in order to effectively manage anti-monopoly risks.

Ksenia Podguzova, Associate of Commercial group

Provisions of the new Administrative Procedures Code of the Russian Federation

As part of judicial reform in the Russian Federation, on 08 March 2015, the Administrative Procedures Code was adopted. The provisions of the adopted Code will apply in the consideration of cases arising from administrative and other state relations, starting already on 15 September 2015. Moreover, the sphere regulated by this Code will include cases on which proceedings were commenced before the said date.

Alexander Sitnikov, Managing partner
Victor Petrov, Head of Litigation practice

Exclusion from the register of unfair suppliers: analysis of judicial practice

In the current economic situation, many companies are interested in participating in state procurement contests and in procurement tenders of individual legal entities, thus ensuring a certain level of economic stability for themselves. However, the opportunities for participation in such tenders are significantly reduced if company’s name ends up being listed in one of the registers of unscrupulous suppliers, since in their tender documentation, most customers include a requirement that participants in the tender should not be listed in the Register.

Alexander Sitnikov, Managing partner
Yulia Polyakova, Associate of Commercial group
Ksenia Podguzova, Associate of Commercial group


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