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, Rostov-on-Don - May 2017, Saint-Petersburg - April 2017.
In April, 2019 associate office in Rostov-on-Don, reaches a new stage of development and becomes a fully Integrated office.
GRATA International has representative in Kazan.
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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Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected guide to the legal profession, announced the 11th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Russia on 24 May 2019.
Representatives of GRATA International law firm Aidar Sarymsakov, Dmitry Gladkov, Irina Obukhova, Atabek Sharipov, Nodir Yuldashev, and Bakhodir Jabborov will take part in the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2019.
Any business activity, one way or another, is connected with the involvement of labor resources, since with the development of the company it becomes impossible to independently perform the necessary functionality. Thus, entrepreneurs and heads of business structures attract employees to perform certain duties, concluding employment contracts.
Usually, under the delivery contract, the parties agree on the terms about an advance payment for goods, such provision is aimed at protecting the supplier’s interests. However, the provision about an advance payment has negative impacts for a supplier.
The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation has obliged a tax authority to check the relevancy of the claim to recognize a debtor as a bankrupt in terms of prospects and economic feasibility of initiating such dispute.
According to Russian newspaper «Kommersant,» Legal Studio, the associate office of GRATA International in Saint-Petersburg, is at Top 5 Ranking «Best Legal practice», specifically «Employment Dispute Resolution» nomination.
The resolution of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation approved Federal law "On Amendments to Parts One and Two, and Article 1124 of Part Three of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation" (hereinafter - the Federal Law). On March 18, 2019, this Federal Law was signed by the President of the Russian Federation.
The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has made a set of proposals to further reform the public procurement law. The main idea is aimed at eliminating too complicated procedures, which occur in the process of state procurements between customers and suppliers.
Let us introduce you this 'Doing Business in Russia' publication prepared by GRATA International law firm in Moscow. The information in the brochure is based on theoretical and practical information available as of February 2019. The content of this brochure is intended for foreign businessmen and companies seeking to do business in Russia, incentives and support measures for investors.
On April 11-12, 2019, the 3rd International Practical Conference "Protection of Intellectual Property Rights" was held in St. Petersburg. Timur Berekmoinov, Senior Associate of Intellectual Property Department, as well as Aliya Zhumekenova, Counsel, represented GRATA International Law Firm at the Practical Conference.
Legal 500 has recently released its annual rankings of international law firms – Legal 500 EMEA 2019.
Stepanov&Aksuk Law Office, GRATA International’s Associate office in Rostov-on-Don (Russia), reaches a new stage of development and becomes a fully Integrated office.
A draft federal law “On Digital Rights”, amending parts one, two, and article 1124 of part three of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation (the “Law”) was adopted in its final reading. The goal of the Law is to enshrine a number of basic concepts in civil legislation, such as "digital rights" and "self-executing contracts", on the basis of which the Russian legislator could regulate the market of such objects of economic relations as “tokens”, “cryptocurrency” and other digital assets, to provide conditions for the execution and performance of transactions in the digital environment, including transactions with large volumes of information (Big Data).
A draft Federal Law supplementing the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation with three new offenses in connection with dissemination in the media and the information networks, including the Internet, of false socially significant information under the guise of reliable messages (the so-called "fake news"), and measures of liability for their commission depending on severity of consequences was adopted by the State Duma in its final reading.
On 1 January 2019 amendments to the Federal Laws “On the Basics of State Regulation of Trading Activities in the Russian Federation” and “On the Use of Cash Registers when Making Settlements in the Russian Federation”, introduced by Federal Law No. 488 – FZ of 25.12.2018, came into force, providing for the creation of a state information system for monitoring the circulation of commodities subject to mandatory labeling by means of identification, and requirements to it.
The list of commodities subject to mandatory labeling by means of identification and deadlines for their labeling in 2019 are approved by the Government of the Russian Federation.
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