Azerbaijan adopts legislation to promote high-growth in non-oil sector and expand export opportunities
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan signed a decree on “additional measures with regard to strengthening the position of the Republic of Azerbaijan as Digital Trade Hub and expansion of foreign trade transactions” on February 22, 2017.
GRATA International contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide series - Franchise 2017 with the chapter on Kazakhstan.
Administrative liability for the failure to meet the obligation to block internet resources in Russia
The Federation Council approved the draft federal law "On the Introduction of Amendments to the Code of the Russian Federation on Administrative Offences" , which establishes the administrative liability for a failure by an Internet provider to perform the obligation to limit or resume access to the information access to which should be limited or resumed on the basis of the data received from the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor).
Yerzhan Yessimkhanov - Partner, GRATA International, commented to Vlast on legal aspects of the 'second wave' of privatisation in Kazakhstan.
On February 10, 2017, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan signed a decree “on additional measures regarding the improvement of management in the fields of standardization, metrology, accreditation and protection of the patent right objects” (“Decree”).