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Protection of business reputation on the Internet will become more efficient

According to the statistics of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the number of arbitration cases involving claims for protection of business reputation is increasing year by year. Specifically, in 2017, the number of satisfied claims under such cases increased almost double as compared to 2016. Increasingly, the data posted on the Internet becomes the reason for lodging a claim for protection of business reputation. At the same time, judicial defence in such cases becomes more complicated because of the lack of the efficient mechanism of enforcement of court judgments concerning the removal of damaging information. The recent legislative changes regarding enforcement proceedings and information are focused on creation of such mechanism.

Victor Petrov, Head of Litigation practice
Dmitry Borodin, Senior associate of Technologies and Investments Group

VEGAS LEX reference book: Typical commercial disputes in 2015

This publication is a “reference book” on typical commercial disputes in Russia, which will be common in the market in 2015. For each typical dispute, in this publication we present the main trends in judicial practice, and the possible and promising ways to protect the rights of entrepreneurs. This reference book on typical commercial disputes has been prepared by VEGAS LEX lawyers, the ones directly involved in the implementation of respective projects. (This legal update is available only in Russian)

Victor Petrov, Head of Litigation practice

Currency controls: the new rules for dealing with banks

In November 2017, two regulatory acts were published that made significant adjustments to the mechanisms for banks to control hard currency. The first one is Guideline Manual No. 181-И, issued by the Bank of Russia (the Central Bank), that must be followed starting January 1st, 2018 to record and furnish reporting on operations with hard currency (hereinafter Manual No. 181-И). The Manual is supposed to loosen currency controls by decreasing the burden borne by residents. The second act has the opposite effect, and is geared toward tightening currency controls. This is Federal Law No. 325-FZ, which, when it enters into force on May 14th, 2018, will make it easier for banks to respond to any violations of currency law, and draws distinctions between the types of administrative liability in this area.

Victor Petrov, Head of Litigation practice
Ilya Shengeliya, Project manager Southern directorate

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. (This legal update is available only in Russian)

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