ILN Today Post
January 30, 2018
On 8 November 2017 a draft bill1 (“Bill”) adopting amendments to the EFRS (Unified Federal Register of Companies’ Information) has been introduced to the State Duma of the Russian Federation. The Bill contemplates certain amendments to the Federal Law “On State Registration of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs”2 which make it possible to publish in the EFRS the information regarding the rights and restrictions stipulated in the shareholders’ agreement (“SHA”). The Bill is scheduled for the first reading in January 2018.
January 28, 2018
The World Trademark Review, professional publication annually identifying the most prominent lawyers around the world focused on trademark legal issues, lists Lidings’ Managing Partner Andrey Zelenin among the best lawyers in Russia.
Based on the results of the research, Andrey Zelenin heading the firm’s intellectual property practice is recommended in enforcement and litigation practice area. The rating particularly states that he “knows how to make complex legal matters digestible. He has an outstanding attitude and is very responsive, too”.
January 21, 2018
On January 19, 2018 State Duma has passed in the first reading the introduced by Russian Government draft law1 (hereinafter – the “Draft law”) providing changes to the Federal law dated 12.04.2010 No. 61-FZ “On drugs (medicines) circulation” (hereinafter – “61-FZ”).
The main changes proposed by the Draft law include the following:
1. Securing the right of foreign drugs (medicines) manufacturers to submit the decision on carrying out an audit instead of a GMP certificate
January 18, 2018
On November 28, 2017 Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation (hereinafter – the “Supreme Court”) adopted the Resolution “On some issues arising when considering administrative liability cases under article 19.29 of the Russian Administrative Offences Code (hereinafter – the “Resolution”).
The Resolution focuses at ensuring uniform application of article 19.29 of the Russian Administrative Offences Code (hereinafter – the “Administrative Code”) by courts.
January 17, 2018
On December 13, 2017, the Moscow Arbitrazh Court rendered decision in case No. A40-159212/17
in which KYB Corporation appealed against the warning letter of FAS Russia (hereinafter ─ FAS) regarding the violation of the antitrust legislation by struggling against parallel import.
Under the merits of the case, this warning letter was issued upon the petition from unauthorized importers of goods who alleged that KYB Corporation restricted competition and acted in bad faith (unfair competition).
January 15, 2018
The main amendments relate to the definitions used in the Law:
- “waste collection” (collection is carried out by a person who implements further processing, recycling, disposal, placing of collected waste);
- “waste accumulation” (reference to implementation of waste accumulation in places (on areas), equipped in accordance with the requirements of environmental protection and sanitary and epidemiological population welfare legislation is deleted. The Law stipulates certain article 13.4 where provides requirements to waste accumulation places (areas) and possibility for separate waste accumulation because of separate waste storage under waste types, groups, groups of one-item waste);
January 10, 2018
RULING: Ruling of the Supreme court dated 11.07.2017 case №53-КГ17-12
SUMMARY: The business name of the non-profit organization is not an intellectual property at the same time it is a “moral right” of the legal entity. Registration of the similar business name may be an unfair competition.
December 7, 2017
Lidings once again takes a leading position in the rating of the legal advisors in Russia based on the analytical research by the Pravo.ru-300 annually reflecting on the latest tendencies in the country’s legal market, highlighting the key players’ achievements based on their practical expertise and financial performance.
Outstanding records of advising large international companies doing business in Russia and major Russian corporations on complex and commercially important projects Lidings is annually ranked among the top Russian and international legal advisors. Thus, the new Pravo.ru-300 rating marks out Lidings expertise in key practice areas: Arbitration, Employment, Bankruptcy, Dispute Resolution, Corporate, Intellectual Property, and Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare.