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15
January

VEGAS LEX's experts in the Pravo.ru-300 Individual Rating

The first individual lawyers' rankings introduced by Pravo.ru-300* recommend as many as seven experts of the VEGAS LEX law firm.

31
December

Wholesale Electric Power and Capacity Market of Russia: VEGAS LEX as Key Speaker at the Energy Forum

On December 11−13, 2019, the Areal Congress Hotel located near Moscow hosted the Wholesale Electric Power and Capacity Market of Russia: Practice and Prospects Forum arranged by BigpowerNews news agency and the Training Centre of Non-profit Partnership "Market Council". Evgeniy Rodin, Partner, Head of Energy Practice at VEGAS LEX, delivered a speech at the plenary session of the event and conducted three theme-based round-table discussions in the course of the forum.

11
December

Lucky number 13: VEGAS LEX in the Pravo.ru-300 2019 Rating

According to the results of the annual Pravo.ru-300 Rating of law firms, VEGAS LEX law firm has been recognized in 13 branches of law.

11
January

Recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Russia: overview and prospects

The rapid development of international trade in the 21st century calls for the unification of legislation and enforcement practices in the spheres associated with international commercial arbitration, especially so in the area of recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.

8
August

Regulated purchases in the oil and gas industry: key changes and new opportunities

In the first issue of the Digest NEFTEGAZ (joint project of National Oil and Gas Forum and Oil and Gaz excibition, supported by Expocenter), read an article authered by Yulia Polyakova, lawyer of the Commercial Group VEGAS LEX, on the topic of procurement regulation in the Oil and Gas industry of Russia.<br> <br> In her article, Julia analyzed the latest amendments to Federal Law No. 223-FZ of 18 July 2011 "On Procurement of goods, works, services by Individual Types of Legal Entities", which underwent significant changes affecting the purchase procedure in the Oil and Gas industry after 1 July 2018.<br>

17
May

Restriction of shareholders’ voting rights: common scenario and consequences of restriction

In accordance with provisions of article 65.2 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, the participants of a corporation, including shareholders, shall have the basic right to participate in administration of the corporation’s affairs. In particular, this right shall be exercised through participation in a shareholders’ general meeting with the right to vote on all matters within its competence pursuant to clause 2 of article 31 of the Federal Law “On Joint-Stock Companies”, No.208-FZ, dated 26 December 1995. However, there are instances where the shareholder’s right to vote on the matters relating to management in a joint-stock company may be restricted by internal documents, shareholders’ agreement or by virtue of law and (or) court judgment. Depending on the reason for the said restriction, various legal consequences arise. The said restrictions and their consequences are considered further in greater detail.

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6
March

Принят закон об антимонопольном комплаенсе

On March 1, 2020, the President of the Russian Federation signed a law amending the Law on the Protection of Competition and at the level of federal legislation defines the concept of antitrust compliance and the basic requirements for it.

13
August

SPIC 2.0: Mechanism for development of innovations and introduction of modern technologies

On 2 August 2019, the President of the Russian Federation signed a legislative package concerning significant reforms for the mechanism of special investment contracts. Amendments refer to legal regulation in industrial policy and affect tax and fiscal legislation.<br> <br> In this review, VEGAS LEX experts have analyzed changes, goals and prospects of the updated SPIC mechanism.

4
June

Analysis of competitive situation on digital markets: legislative initiatives and Russian experience

In the “fifth antimonopoly package”, Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia provides for the possibility to treat, in certain circumstances, the business entity, which owns infrastructure (platform) that is intended to organize and ensure cooperation of business entities and (or) consumers and which holds a commodities market share of less than 35 %, as occupying a dominant position. Specifically, it refers to the cases where network effects give such entity an opportunity to exercise a dominant influence on the general conditions of circulation of commodities and (or) remove other entities from the market and (or) impede access to the respective commodities market by other business entities.

19
April

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, Senior Associate of Commercial group
29
April

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
28
April

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
Ksenia Podguzova, Senior Associate of Commercial group

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