Being the largest among CIS countries with immense opportunities for business, according to annual World Bank reports, Russia has made the most progress among the biggest emerging economies in implementing policies to improve its investment climate in recent years.

The uniform customs territory in the framework of the Customs Union as well close cultural links between Kazakhstan and Russia and their common historic heritage are the main drivers for strong economic cooperation between the two countries and permanent growth for trade turnover and mutual investments.

Having been on cutting edge of the developments ever since its establishment and constantly striving to extend the scope of its services available to clients, in 2013 GRATA opened its office in Moscow.

Establishing a stronger presence in Russia, GRATA International opened associate offices in: Novosibirsk - December 2016, Samara  - January 2017 and Kazan - March 2017.  

Extensive, internationally recognized expertise in providing legal support to investors in connection with cross-border M&A and financial transactions, capital markets projects and project finance in the Central Asia region and the ability to handle the most complex multi-jurisdictional assignments in cost-efficient manner while delivering high-quality results are the key strengths that we are fully implementing in Russia.


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Alexey Aksuk Senior Partner, Attorney at law Inquire
Yury Boldyrev Partner Inquire
Evgeniya Bondarenko Managing Partner Inquire
Almat Daumоv Partner, Head of Natural Resources Department, Representative GRATA International (Moscow) Inquire
Yana Dianova Director of Corporate and Commercial Law Department, GRATA International (Moscow) Inquire
Kseniia Gain Managing Partner Inquire
Denis Gerasimov Partner Inquire
Yevgeniy Gorokhov Senior Lawyer of Dispute Resolution Department, Attorney at law, GRATA International (Moscow) Inquire
Vladimir Komarov Managing Partner Inquire
Inna Makarova Partner, Attorney at law Inquire
Dmitry Samigullin Managing Partner Inquire
Denis Shestakov Partner Inquire
Dmitry Sobolev Partner, Attorney at law Inquire
Andrei Soukhomlinov Managing Partner, Office Director, GRATA International (Moscow) Inquire
Igor Stepanov Managing Partner Inquire
Eldar Ziatdinov Director of Tax Law Department, GRATA International (Moscow) Inquire
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Administrative liability of manufacturers, contractors and sellers in Russia: legal developments

On 30 July 2017, amendments to the Code of Administrative Violations of the Russian Federation introduced by the Federal Law No. 175-FZ dated 18 July 2017, came into force. The amendments establish special administrative liability for the failure of the manufacturer (contractor, seller, or a person acting as a foreign manufacturer) to take measures for harm prevention in case of circulation products that do not meet the requirements of technical regulations. 


Breaches of personal data law in Russia: Roskomnadzor practice

On 27 July 2017, the Federal Service for Supervision in the Area of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) held a traditional open day coincided with the date of adoption of the Federal Law No. 152-FZ 'On Personal Data'. Experts of Roskomnadzor clarified the new set of elements of an administrative provided for by Article 13.11 of the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation and corresponding measures of administrative liability that came into force on 1 July 2017, and also described typical violations in the area of personal data revealed during inspections of personal data operators in the first half of this year. 


Russia ratifies the protocol on compulsory licensing of medicines production

On 19 July 2017, the Federation Council approved a draft law on the Adoption of a Protocol on Amending the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) under which TRIPS is supplemented with the provisions regarding the extended application of the mechanism allowing WTO member states to issue compulsory licenses for the production of genericmedicines for export and, where required, to use immunity if their actions are challenged by other WTO member states.

GRATA International in Rostov-on-Don Actively Cooperates with the Agency for Investment Development

GRATA International Associated Office in Rostov-on-Don (Russia) - Stepanov and Aksyuk Law Firm - cooperates with the Investment Development Agency of the Rostov Region.


Pre-trial settlement of disputes in Russia: recent changes

As of July 12, 2017, amendments to the Arbitration Procedural Code of the Russian Federation and the Civil Code of the Russian Federation come into force, providing, inter alia, for


Purchase of the state and municipal property by offshore companies is prohibited in Russia

On 1 July 2017, amendments to the Federal Law 'On Privatisation of the State and Municipal Property' and the Federal Law 'On the Procedure for Foreign Investment in Business Entities of Strategic Importance for National Defense and State Security' became effective, according to which  offshore companies and legal entities controlled by an offshore company or a group of entities, which includes an offshore company are not permitted to purchase state and municipal property in Russia. 


Blocking of VPN-services and anonymisers in Russia: Legal developments

On 27 June 2017,  the Order dated 24 May 2017 became effective which sets the criteria for assessing materials and/or information required to take decisions by the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications...


Russia extended the embargo on import of certain products originating from the EU, the USA and some other countries

The President of the Russian Federation (the RF President) signed on 30 June 2017 the Decree No. 293 extending the period of effectiveness of  the special economic measures – the embargo on import of certain agricultural products, foods and raw materials originating from countries that imposed economic sanctions on Russia through 31 December 2018.


Microsoft is warned in connection with a violation of antitrust legislation in Russia

On 13 June 2017 the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation issued the warnings to Microsoft Corporation on termination of actions (omission) containing signs of the violation of Russian antitrust legislation: abuse of a dominant position by creating discriminatory conditions and unfair competition


Changes in Russian Banking Law: Universal Banks and Banks with a Basic License

On 1 June 2017, the Federal Law No. 92-FZ dated 1 May 2017 came into force that, in particular, established two categories of Russian banks depending of a list of permitted operations: banks with a universal license and banks with a basic license, as well as provided for new requirements for the minimum amount of the charter capital of credit institutions. 


GRATA International in Rostov-on-Don

GRATA International expands into South of Russia and welcomes Stepanov&Aksuk law firm as an associate office in Rostov Region

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