Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Publishing firms

Press releases and law firm thought leadership

This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

Legal Developments Worldwide

Articles contributed by Capital Legal Services

View the listing for Capital Legal Services

Review of changes in IP law in 2013

May 2014 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Capital Legal Services.

More articles by this firm.

The most significant legal changes in 2013 affected regulation of intellectual property rights on the Internet.

The most publicized act was Federal Law No.187-FZ "On introducing amendments to certain legal acts of the Russian Federation on issues of protection of IP rights in information and telecommunications networks" dated July 02, 2013, unofficially entitled the "Antipiracy Law."

The Law is aimed at strengthening proThe most significant legal changes in 2013 affected regulation of intellectual property rights on the Internet.

The most publicized act was Federal Law No.187-FZ "On introducing amendments to certain legal acts of the Russian Federation on issues of protection of IP rights in information and telecommunications networks" dated July 02, 2013, unofficially entitled the "Antipiracy Law."

The first Russian full service law firm to open office in Helsinki

May 2014 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Capital Legal Services.

More articles by this firm.

Capital Legal Services has announced the opening of its Office in Helsinki, and it will be the first Russian full service law firm to do so. The Helsinki office is a logical next step for Capital Legal Services, which regularly assists major Finnish companies doing business in Russia. The team has vast experience in trans-border projects and is focused on increasing support of the companies coming into Russia from Finland.

Capital Legal Services informs on Denis Shtirbu joining the Project Financing and Public-Private Par

May 2014 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Capital Legal Services.

More articles by this firm.

Capital Legal Services informs that Denis Shtirbu joined the Project Financing and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Practice as Senior Attorney. The PPP Practice of Capital Legal Services is recognized by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as the strongest among Russian law firms. Supporting projects implemented on the principles of public-private partnership is one of the key areas of Capital Legal Services, which has been extensively developing in recent years. Denis Shtirbu joining the firm will assist further strengthening of the firm's position on the market.Capital Legal Services informs that Denis Shtirbu joined the Project Financing and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Practice as Senior Attorney. The PPP Practice of Capital Legal Services is recognized by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as the strongest among Russian law firms. Supporting projects implemented on the principles of public-private partnership is one of the key areas of Capital Legal Services, which has been extensively developing in recent years. Denis Shtirbu joining the firm will assist further strengthening of the firm's position on the market.

 

The courts will be relieved of tax disputes

October 2013 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Capital Legal Services.

More articles by this firm.

Starting from January 1, 2014, a pre-trial settlement procedure for resolving all tax disputes will be introduced


On July 02, 2013 the President of the Russian Federation signed the Federal Law No.153-FZ "On amending the part one of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation" (hereinafter the "Federal Law"), introducing substantial changes to the pre-trial settlement procedure for resolving tax disputes.

«Fourth antitrust package» – concerns and prospects…

October 2013 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Capital Legal Services.

More articles by this firm.

Currently, the business community and involved authorities are in active discussion over the so called "fourth antitrust package" - a number of amendments to the antitrust law developed by the Federal Antitrust Service of the Russian Federation ("FAS of Russia").

It should be noted that the draft amendments are planned to materially reduce administrative interference into activities of the market players and administrative load on business. 


Russian lawmakers’ activity aimed at protecting IP rights in the Internet

October 2013 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Capital Legal Services.

More articles by this firm.

In the last two months, the Russian lawmakers' activity aimed at protecting IP rights in the Internet has exceeded all expectations.

The breaking point was the so called the "Anti-piracy law"  (the "Law") enacted on August 1, 2013, which provides owners ("Rightholders") of audiovisual works ("movies, including movies for TV and cinema") with additional opportunities to fight against their unlawful posting on the Internet.

Amendments in laws on state registration of title and cadastral registration of real estate

October 2013 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Capital Legal Services.

More articles by this firm.

The Federal Target Program "Development of a unified state system of registration of title and cadastral registration of real estate (2014 - 2019) (the "Program") prepared by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation was approved by the Government of the Russian Federation during a meeting on October 3, 2013.

Changes in securities regulations

October 2013 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Capital Legal Services.

More articles by this firm.

On October 1, 2013 amendments to Chapter 7, Subsection 3, Part 1 of the Russian Federation Civil Code (hereinafter the "Civil Code") dedicated to legal regulation of the institute of securities entered into effect.

FAS of Russia cancels notification control for certain transactions

March 2013 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Capital Legal Services.

More articles by this firm.

On March 12, 2013 the State Duma of Russia approved in the first reading the draft law canceling notification control of the FAS of Russia (Federal Antitrust Service) with respect to a range of transactions involving economic concentration.

In particular, amendments to the Federal Law "On protection of competition" cancel notification control for transactions related to creation of a commercial entity as a result of a merger among commercial entities and consolidating with a commercial entity one or several other commercial entities, provided the aggregated asset value or the aggregated sales revenue of the entities for the calendar year preceding the consolidation year exceeds 400 million rubles (appr. EUR 10 mln) according to the latest balance sheets.