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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Address: 16, 9th November Str., Novosibirsk, Russia, 630102
Address: 139/94 Tekucheva street, Rostov-on-Don, Russia, 344018
Address: 23 Novgorodkaya str., Office 238, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 191124
Address: 137, Sadovaya Str., 5th floor, Samara, Russia, 443041
On 5 February 2018, Federal Law No. 16-FZ on the introduction of amendments to the Federal Law 'On the Fundamental Principles of Tourist Activities in the Russian Federation' and the Code of the Russian Federation 'On Administrative Offenses' was signed ('Law No. 16-FZ'). Law No. 16-FZ provides, inter alia, for obligatory classification of hotels, ski trails, and beaches and is aimed at improving the legal regulation in the provision of hotel services.
In December 2017 and early February 2018, the Government of the Russian Federation adopted a number of decisions on the establishment of territories for priority socio-economic development (TPSED) in several regions of Russia, including the Republic of Tatarstan, Stavropol Territory and Chelyabinsk Region. Residents of TPSED are granted with substantial tax, customs and other incentives in accordance with the Federal Law No. 473-FZ dated 29 December 2014 ‘On the Territories of Priority Socio-Economic Development in the Russian Federation’ and reginal laws.
During the Month of January 2018 GRATA International (Russian Federation) generated the most usage from Mondaq users for the category of commercial law.
Yana Dianova, Director of the Corporate and Commercial Law Department (GRATA International, Moscow) and Timur Berekmoinov, a patent attorney (GRATA International, Almaty) took part in the international conference 'Intellectual Property in the New Technological Order'.
Pursuant to the changes in the Federal Law 'On Circulation of Medicines' introduced by Federal Law No. 425-FZ, dated 28 December 2017, from 1 January 2020 legal entities and individual businessmen engaged in the production, storage, import, release, sale, transfer, use, and destruction of medicines will have to ensure that information on the medicines is entered in the system for monitoring the medicines circulation.
Manufacturers of medicines will be required to place on primary packaging (if no secondary packaging is provided for the relevant medicines) and secondary (consumer) packaging of medicines for the medical use the identification marks.
On 1 February 2018, the Federal Law, dated 31 December 2017, No. 486-FZ 'On Syndicated Lending and Introduction of Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation' that provides for specific features of entering into and performance of a syndicated loan agreement under which several legal entities may act simultaneously as creditors and the debtor, as the general rule, performs its obligations before the creditors by transfering moneraty funds to the credit manager elected by the creditors.
On 1 January 2018, Federal Law No. 187-FZ dated 26 July 2017 "On the Security of the Critical Information Infrastructure of the Russian Federation" comes into force.
From 1 January 2018, in the course of scheduled inspections of legal entities and individual businessmen, the controlling authorities will use checklists in certain cases.
From 1 January 2018, a risk-oriented approach in organising and implementing state control (supervision) over business activities will apply. Under this approach, in some cases, the choice of intensity (form, duration, periodicity) of inspections and other control measures is determined by referring the activities of a legal entity, individual businessman and(or) production facilities used by them in the performance of such activities to a certain risk category or a certain hazard class (category).
From 1 January 2018, a number of sections have been excluded from the uniform list of products that are subject to obligatory certification.
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