The continuing development and close economic links between countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (Russian Federation, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Belarus, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Armenia), and close historic ties between CIS countries encourage constant cooperation between the countries, increase the volume of mutual trade and number of business projects between the companies from these countries.
On February 17, 2021 the webinar on "Business owner risk assessment and protection methods in Russia" was held.
Leading law firms together with legal departments of large St. Petersburg companies organized the first case competition for law students. As it was held online, the competition attracted the participants not only from St Petersburg, but from the whole Russia.
GRATA International held the online Labour Law Conference
On 8-10 December 2020, the firm arranged the online conference 'Labour Law Issues: Practical cases' for Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The conference was held through ZOOM platform both in Russian and English.
FAS proposes to reduce the value of banks' assets to control transactions
In case of exceeding the value of assets, it`s required to obtain the prior consent of the antimonopoly authority for transactions and other actions provided for in articles 27 and 29 of the Federal Law "On Protection of Competition".
The Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation plans to grant a residence permit to foreign citizens who are investing in Russian business. This bill is aimed at simplifying the stay of investors in the country.
On November 30, 2020, at a meeting of the Government of the Russian Federation, it was decided to extend the moratorium on scheduled inspections in relation to small businesses. The document was published on the website of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Andrey Kutepov, Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on economic policy, has developed a draft amendment to the code of criminal procedure that will allow an investigator to interrogate a crime witness, victim, or expert using video conferencing systems.