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On July 28, 2020, Draft Bill No. 996800 was introduced in the State Duma of Russia proposing additional Russian countersanctions (“Draft“). The Draft proposes to introduce amendments to the Federal law No. 281-FZ dated December 30, 2006 “On special economic measures and coercive actions” that sets forth the legal framework for the Russian countersanctions regime. The Draft proposes the following principal provisions: Application of the restrictive measures to the entities controlled by the sanctioned persons. These controlled…

On 19 June 2020, a new Russian Law (Federal Law No. 171-FZ dated 8 June 2020, known as the “Lugovoy Law,” named after its author) enters into force, introducing a number of changes into the Russian Arbitrazh Procedural Code. Most important, Russian state commercial courts (also called “arbitrazh” courts) will now have exclusive jurisdiction over disputes directly or indirectly involving those sanctioned entities that fall within the scope of Russian legislation (“Disputes”). Disputes also include disputes between…

Our EU Compliance, International Trade and Customs Groups are bringing together their considerable local knowledge and on the ground experience to deliver their third webinar series. This year’s series will cover a range of customs, export control, trade sanctions and anti-bribery and corruption topics. Our first webinar will be on Thursday 27 February 2014 on the topic of “Union Customs Code: What to expect from the draft Implementing Provisions and how to take part in…

On 13 January 2014 the European Commission issued a proposal[1] that would, as part of the changes which will be rolled out through the implementation of the Union Customs Code (“UCC”), remove the facility for the use of ‘first sale’ for export in European Union (“EU”). What is First Sale For Export? In international trade, there are often a number of successive sales before the goods’ clearance through Customs. For example, goods imported into the EU…

Tuesday, June 18, 2013FCPA and Anti-Bribery Cases and Trends in the US, China and Russia Speakers: Reagan Demas (Washington, DC), Michelle Gon (Shanghai), Alexander Bychkov (Moscow); Moderator: Maria McMahon (Washington, DC) The webinar will begin at 11:00 AM EST (US) and is scheduled to run approximately 90 minutes.Register today!Upcoming Webinar Dates and TopicsTuesday, July 23, 2013 Customs Valuation and Transfer Pricing: Developments in the US, Canada, EU and China Speakers: Robert Eisen (New York), Paul…

Our EU Compliance, International Trade and Customs Groups are bringing together their considerable local knowledge and on the ground experience to deliver their second webinar series. This year’s series will cover a range of customs, export control, trade sanctions and anti-bribery and corruption topics. All webinars will begin at 16:00 GMT on each of the dates listed below and are scheduled to run for 90 minutes. Our panel of speakers will provide a practical overview…