Lidings is Ranked in International Rating of Leading Law Firms – IFLR1000 2021

International Financial Law Review 1000 (IFLR1000) once again notes Lidings for its expertise in Restructuring and Insolvency practice area.

Lidings is also ranked among the leading legal advisors in Russia in M&A, Banking and Project Finance.

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Overview of changes to the Federal law “On electronic signature”

Federal law No. 476-FZ of December 27, 2019, introduced several amendments to the Federal law “On electronic signature” (“Law”). Changes to the Law come into force gradually:

1. Main changes starting from July 01, 2020

1.1. Clarification of the requirements for accreditation of the certification center and the updated list of accredited certification centers

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Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast | Episode 12: Marie Macdonald | Miller Samuel Hill Brown

Marie Macdonald is Chairman of Miller Samuel Hill Brown, in Glasgow, Scotland, a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, we talk about the importance of communication throughout a crisis (be it pandemic or otherwise), how lessons learned in 2008/2009 prepared her to face the challenges of 2020, and the long-lasting impacts of this year. Tune in below!

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Regulatory “sandboxes” in the sphere of digital innovations will begin to operate in Russia

Published on July 31, 2020 the Federal Law “On Experimental Legal Regimes in the Field of Digital Innovation”1 will enter into force in January 2021.

The federal law defines the purposes and principles of experimental legal regimes in the sphere of digital innovations, the circle of participants of experimental legal regimes in the sphere of digital innovations, and also regulates the relations connected with their establishment and realization, including change, suspension, termination, monitoring, estimation of their efficiency and effectiveness.

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Who’s who legal. Restructuring & insolvency 2020, ITALY.

Who's who legal. Restructuring & insolvency 2020, ITALY.
Author: Giorgio Cherubini Who’s Who Legal is a leading legal guide and has recently published…
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Clarifications of the Constitutional Court on the participation of representatives without law degree in commercial procedure

The Constitutional Court and Supreme court continue to clarify the novels in procedural codes on professional judicial representatives. Recall that earlier, in June, the Supreme Court in the Review of Judicial Practice No. 1 dated 06/10/20201 indicated that the law degree requirements do not relate to representatives in bankruptcy cases. Recently, the Constitutional Court in its decision2 ruled that the interests of legal entities can be represented by employees, founders (shareholders) and other persons without a law degree.

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Court of Appeal considers what is required for a Debtor to succeed in dismissal of Bankruptcy Summons

In brief:

  • Debtor appeals bankruptcy adjudication to the Court of Appeal
  • Claims amount due in Bankruptcy Summons is incorrect
  • Appeal dismissed on all grounds
  • Written judgment discusses what a debtor has to prove in order to succeed in dismissal of a Bankruptcy Summons
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Maxima Legal has joined the panel of legal partners for ROSINFRA, a new digital platform for infrastructure projects

Maxima Legal began cooperating with the ROSINFRA digital platform, launched in the summer of 2020 by the National Center for PPP to support the parties in the infrastructure market. The platform acts as a full-fledged accelerator of design solutions and financial instruments to assist in the preparation and implementation of infrastructure and PPP projects, and also produces analytical studies and educational programmes. More than 50 regions of the Russian Federation are already working with the platform, as well as more than 5,000 market players, including construction contractors, private investors, banks, including VEB.RF, Sberbank, Gazprombank and others.

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Maxima Legal’s lawyers have helped protect a fashion industry player from unfair competition

ANSE, one of the largest players in the fashion industry in the Russian faux fur market, instructed to Maxima Legal to protect its clothing designs that a competitor had misused. Maxima Legal lawyers helped the client prove the unlawful use of original designs. The Federal Antimonopoly Service has ruled that Goodwill’s actions amount to unfair competition. It was found that the company and its affiliates intentionally introduced coats which reproduced the design of ANSE’s products. The matter is rare for the Russian fashion sector – the dispute paves the way for financial sanctions against the violator.

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The Best Lawyers international rating has listed Maxima Legal in 16 areas and named Maxim Avrashkov lawyer of the year

International ranking Best Lawyers has presented its annual list of Russian lawyers recommended in various fields of law. Seven experts from Maxima Legal were listed.

Managing Partner, Head of the Commercial and Corporate department, Maxim Avrashkov, has been listed as one of the leading Russian lawyers for M&A matters. In addition, Maxim Avrashkov was listed in corporate governance and compliance sector and also ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in this category.

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