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VEGAS LEX partnered up at the Russian Business Week 2018

From February 5, 2018 to February 9, 2018, VEGAS LEX customarily supported the events of the Eleventh Russian Business Week of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP).


VEGAS LEX and Federal Tax Service of Russia discuss the changes in tax legislation in 2017–2018 and the prospects of application of new rules

On 24 January 2018, at the conference held by VEGAS LEX, experts discussed the key trends of tax control and international taxation and the changes relating to unjustified tax benefit, investigations and proof of the facts of deliberate non-payment of taxes and levies.


Agreements and disagreements under a general contractor contract: what should be taken into account and how to select properly a general contractor on a tender basis?

VEGAS LEX, with participation of the development company GVA Sawyer and with support of the Russian Managers and Developers Guild, in Moscow, held a seminar that is dedicated to selection of a general contractor and structuring of relations with it for the purpose of minimization of risks and losses when implementing development projects.


Сложности доказывания: обеспечение доказательств в сети Интернет

Нормальное функционирование современного общества невозможно без применения информационных технологий, которые связаны с максимально быстрой передачей информации и ее доступностью. Бурное развитие информационных технологий, особенно в последнее десятилетие, охватило все сферы жизни современного человека.


Russian courts tend to find independent guarantees as quite dependent

In recent Russian dispute resolution practice, judges incline to consider independent guarantees as not completely independent from the underlying secured obligations. This entails risks of unjust enrichment of the beneficiaries unfairly claiming payments under independent guarantees. This post offers recommendations to avoid such risks of the judiciary practice twists.


2017 Results: Overview of the most important legal events of the outgoing year

To prepare the final 2017 issue, we asked the lawyers what legal events of the outgoing year appeared to be the most significant as well as what they expect from the incoming year. There were many important events, i.e. subsidiary liability of persons controlling a company, legal market reform, proactive efforts of antimonopoly agency, and professionals in each area have their favourite events.




Russian pharmaceutical market 2017/2018 – legal overview

This year may become a turning point for the Russian pharmaceutical market – many significant initiatives that were under discussions for years either were implemented by the end of 2017 or are currently in the process of being implemented in 2018. This current overview aims to highlight the most important developments and legislative reforms in the Russian pharmaceutical industry for the past year, and talks about what the experts forecast for 2018.


Special investment contract under new rules (SPIC 1.1)

Just before New Year’s the Government of the Russian Federation changed the rules for concluding special investment contracts (SPIC). The new rules are meant to improve the SPIC mechanism taking into account its previous application. The amendments will come into force on June 18, 2018 but given the duration of investment planning and the procedure of concluding the contract, it would be useful to know about these changes now.


Typical disputes under contracts that involve developing and implementing software 2016-2017

This overview has put together examples of court cases that illustrate the types of disputes that are often encountered arising from the performance of contracts to develop and implement software (PO). Every dispute focuses on one or two legal issues, and permits certain practical conclusions to be drawn that can be beneficial for specialists who work in this area.


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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