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VEGAS LEX Partner, Head of special projects Maxim Grigoryev has discussed problems in implementing special investment contracts (SPIC) and ways to avoid them, and the potential of SPIC for migration to best available technologies (BAT) at the INNOPROM-2017 International Industrial Exhibition in Yekaterinburg.


VEGAS LEX discusses the formal logic tools and written communication skills

On 11 July 2017, VEGAS LEX held in its office the workshop “Dealing with the rule-making initiatives. The skills of drafting opinions and commentaries” dedicated to adjustment of key algorithms of logic analysis and written communication skills for the professionals of companies operating in pharmaceutical sector and related industries.


VEGAS LEX discusses the judicial practice concerning the debt collection in the housing and utility sector of the Rostov Region

Ilya Shengeliya, VEGAS LEX’s Southern Directorate Project manager, made an overview of the judicial practice concerning non-payments in the housing and utility sector at a round-table meeting of the Publishing House "Кommersant” in Rostov-on-Don.


Сложности выбора

Законодательство предусматривает возможность сторон выбрать для рассмотрения споров между собой арбитражный суд первой инстанции, но при этом АПК РФ установлен прямой запрет на изменение родовой или исключительной подсудности. Казалось бы, выбор суда максимально прост. Если есть договоренность сторон о передаче спора на рассмотрение того или иного суда и это соглашение не нарушает родовую и исключительную подсудность, то истец подает заявление в выбранный суд. Однако этот очевидный вывод на практике долгое время не принимался судами. Недавнее Определение ВС РФ от 25.05.2017 № 305-ЭС16-20255 переломило ситуацию.


Вопрос - ответ

Подскажите, пожалуйста, где можно запросить копию проектной документации на нежилое здание (институт и т.п.) в случае утери ее собственником. Можно ли это сделать он-лайн?


О налоговых проблемах компаний с иностранным элементом

Стратегия государства по "наведению порядка" в области международного налогового планирования занимает все более значимое место как в области нормотворчества, так и в области правоприменения. Если в качестве основных направлений налоговой политики ограничение использования международных схем оптимизации формально существует с 2010 года, а ряд точечных норм, в частности правила тонкой капитализации, существует с 2002 года, то реальный прогресс в этом направлении стал проявляться лишь в последние годы. Что, впрочем, полностью соответствует мировой практике и стадиям разработки и применения плана BEPS.




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

In terms of development of VEGAS Academy inner platform we introduce a new instrument created for supporting internal information space of our growing Life sciences practice. That is monthly series of video with comments on news and current legal framework of pharmaceutical industry in Russia (in English language).


New developments in european legislation on personal data: risks and recommendations for russian businesses

In the spring of 2016, widescale work ended that was performed on reforming legislation that addressed personal data in the framework of the European Union. The result was the adoption of EU Regulation No. 2016/679 entitled “On the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data”, which enters into force in May 2018. The key objective of this reform was the need to unify the regulations concerning personal data in the EU and allow for a single approach to be adopted by all EU countries, ensuring unhindered and efficient interaction between EU operators.


Personal data: to what extent have fines increased in 2017?

Starting July 1st, 2017 amendments introduced into Article 13.11 in the Russian Federation Code of Administrative Offenses entered into force, introducing significant changes in the provisions that establish the scope of liability entailed for violating legislation in the area of personal data.


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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