30.03.2018 New Regulation of Sanitary Protection Zones

Regulation of sanitary protection zones (SPZ) in Russia has always been imperfect and obscure. Definition of SPZ, its regime, classifications and regulatory limits are settled in sanitary and epidemiological rules1 (SanPiN).

22.03.2018 Ways to Get Out of a Corporate Conflict (Deadlock)

In practice, shareholders in a limited liability company (LLC) often face situations where they are unable to reach a mutual agreement on company management. As a result, the risk is high of getting into the so-called deadlock, where a deep divergence in the views on further business development between the owner scan block the operations of the company.

What are the ways to get out of a prolonged conflict in a limited liability company and what risks should one anticipate? See the “Mosgo & Partners” newsletter below.

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27.12.2017 Mala fide negotiations: Auchan is to pay over 15 mln rubles of damages

The Russian legislation provides that parties should negotiate bona fide. Should they fail to conduct negotiations in good faith, the breaching party is to pay damages. This was in the case Auchan LLC v. Decort LLC, when the latter claimed over RUB 15,6 million (approximately EUR 226 000) of damages resulting from bad faith of the contracting party. Held, Auchan LLC was liable for wrecked negotiations and obligated to pay the whole sum of lost profit.

08.12.2017 Reputable Russian rating has listed Mosgo and Partners law firm among the best law firms for the second consecutive year

Reputable Russian rating has listed Mosgo and Partners law firm among the best law firms for the second consecutive year.

02.11.2017 Legal aspects of startup financing

Associate of Mosgo & Partners Elena Cherkasova made a report on the meeting of the Work group on Start-ups of the Committee for digital technologies of the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce (AHK), which was held in Moscow on 2nd of November 2017.

18.09.2017 Rules on Disclosure of Information on Beneficial Owners in Russia

Russian legal entities are obliged to determine and store information about their beneficial owners (individuals who control more than 25% of the charter capital). At least once a year they shall update this information and fix it in documents. State authorities are allowed to request such information from the company. Failure to provide it may result in administrative fine of up to RUB 500 000.

09.09.2017 Four ways to file a claim with the State Commercial Court of Moscow or Moscow Region

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29.08.2017 The new publication of Oleg Mosgo in the second edition of the monograph edited by Dr. Gerhard Schlitt and Dr. Gabriel Mueller

The second edition of the monograph edited by Dr. Gerhard Schlitt and Dr. Gabriel Mueller "A statutory share in inheritance: practical guide" (Schlitt/Müller, Handbuch Pflichtteilsrecht, 2nd edition, C.H. Beck-Verlag, 2017), has been recently published in a leading German publishing house for legal literature C.H. Beck. The book is devoted to German and international inheritance law, in particular, to legal regulation of statutory share of successor in inheritance. 

28.08.2017 Reform of the Arbitral Tribunals in the RF

From November 1, 2017, the arbitral tribunals (treteyskiye sudy) that failed to obtain the permission from the Government of the Russian Federation will no longer be allowed to hear disputes. Introduction of the authorization-based order of granting the right to establish institutional arbitral tribunalsis aimed at achievingone of the main objectives of the non-government arbitration reform in Russia, namely, combatting "puppet" arbitral tribunals, enhancing trust to arbitration and improving its quality.

21.07.2017 Cadastral Value: FAQ and What's New in the Law

In 2016, the rules for determining cadastral value changed. The changes consisted, on the one hand, in the suspension of provisions of the Federal Law “On Appraisal Activities” that previously regulated the procedure for state cadastral appraisal (hereinafter, SCA), and, on the other, of the adoption of the Federal Law “On State Cadastral Appraisal”.