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VEGAS LEX law firm is sponsor of seminar-conference on matters of regulation of procurement activiti

June 2018. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

8 июня 2018 года юридическая фирма VEGAS LEX совместно с Национальным нефтегазовым форумом и участием ФАС России провела юридический практический семинар на тему «Новые законодательные инициативы и арбитражная практика в регулировании закупочной деятельности».

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Antimonopoly regulation in IT: foreign experience and Russian practice

June 2018. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

1 июня 2018 года в офисе юридической фирмы VEGAS LEX с участием представителей ФАС России прошел семинар «Антимонопольное регулирование в сфере ИТ: зарубежный опыт и российская практика».

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VEGAS LEX holds spring webinars series jointly with Pravo.ru

May 2018. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX совместно с Pravo.ru провела серию вебинаров по актуальным вопросам ТМТ, антимонопольного и налогового законодательства. 

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Tariff regulation 2018: specifics of application and judicial practice

April 2018. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) and the VEGAS LEX law firm, involving FAS Russia and the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation (Minenergo of Russia), held a round-table meeting that was devoted to specifics and prospects for development of law enforcement practices in tariff regulation taking into account the legislation in force.

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VEGAS LEX conventionally participated in the MIPIM-2018, the largest international property forum in

April 2018. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 14 March 2017, Igor Chumachenko, Partner of VEGAS LEX, spoke at the Tenth Session of Cannes Investors Club, the annual meeting of the property market leaders within the framework of the MIPIM International Investment Exhibition, and talked about the key legislative changes in the area of construction and investment activities for 2017-2018.

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VEGAS LEX discusses practice of proving business losses in court

March 2018. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 21 February 2018, VEGAS LEX’s experts with the support of RSPP Committee for Property and Judicial System held a conference in Moscow, following a series of events dedicated to main trends in disputes involving recovery of business losses and recommendations for getting the best result (for a plaintiff or a defendant).

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How to protect your interests when concluding and terminating a lease agreement?

March 2018. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 20 February 2018, VEGAS LEX held a conference dedicated to legal aspects of lease relations, certain tax matters, disputes under lease agreements and analysis of the commercial and office property markets.

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VEGAS LEX partnered up atthe Russian Business Week 2018

February 2018. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

From February 5, 2018 to February 9, 2018, VEGAS LEX customarily supported the events of the Eleventh Russian Business Week of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE).

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VEGAS LEX and Federal Tax Service of Russia discuss the changes in tax legislation in 2017–2018

February 2018. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 24 January 2018, at the conference held by VEGAS LEX, experts discussed the key trends of tax control and international taxation and the changes relating to unjustified tax benefit, investigations and proof of the facts of deliberate non-payment of taxes and levies.

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VEGAS LEX discusses the bankruptcy practice and strategy in the Russian Federation at a workshop

December 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX held in Moscow a workshop on the matters related to the trends and problems of practical application of bankruptcy legislation for employees of Inter RAO Group.

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VEGAS LEX discusses the major trends in government procurements of pharmaceutical drugs in 2017

December 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 14 December 2017, Anastasia Cheredova, associate of VEGAS LEX Commercial group, spoke at the Fifth All-Russian Congress “Pharmaceutical activity in Russia and in EEU: Winter 2017 statutory regulation” organised by the Agency for Social and Economic Development with support of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and other ministries and industry-specific agencies.

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Agreements and disagreements under a general contractor contract: what should be taken into account?

December 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX, with participation of the development company GVA Sawyer and with support of the Russian Managers and Developers Guild, in Moscow, held a seminar that is dedicated to selection of a general contractor and structuring of relations with it for the purpose of minimization of risks and losses when implementing development projects.

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VEGAS LEX is ranked among the best law firms by “Pravo.ru-300” 2017

December 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

There were published the results of the annual ranking “Pravo.ru-300” according to which VEGAS LEX became a leader in the areas of Commercial Real Estate / Construction and PPP and gained recognition in other areas of law.

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VEGAS LEX discusses the recovery of damages when considering the cases over insurance in the court

December 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX discusses the recovery of damages when considering the cases over insurance in the court Victor Petrov, Head of Litigation practice, told about the practice of consideration of disputes arising from insurance agreements and the ways of recovery of damages in these disputes at a round-table meeting on the topic “Insurance disputes and claims settlement: experience, trends and current practice”.

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Webinar of VEGAS LEX and Pravo.ru: anticompetitive agreements and practice of their revealing

December 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The attorneys of VEGAS LEX Commercial group together with Pravo.ru held a webinar regarding the problems of revealing and proving various types of anticompetitive agreements.

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The basic initiatives of FAS Russia were discussed at a meeting of the RSPP Committee

December 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 29 November 2017, a meeting of the RSPP Committee for promotion of competition, involving the representatives of FAS Russia and VEGAS LEX, was held in order to discuss the antimonopoly service’s initiatives in the area of IT, protection of competition, procurements, administrative and criminal law and tariff regulation.

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VEGAS LEX discusses the specifics and prospects of conclusion of “non-competition agreements”

December 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 28 November 2017, the VEGAS LEX law firm held a breakfast meeting, at which the mechanisms and prospects of the “non-competition” agreements, which ensure preserving of a status quo upon withdrawal of partners from business and which are focused on the companies’ protection against “leakage” of trade secrets (know-how), disclosure of confidential information and “solicitation” of the company’s key personnel by competitors, were discussed.

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VEGAS LEX discusses SICs at the fourteenth joint meeting of the Russian-Japanese and Japanese-Russia

December 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Maxim Grigoryev, VEGAS LEX Partner and Head of special projects, spoke at the fourteenth joint meeting of the Russian-Japanese and Japanese-Russian committees for economic cooperation on the topic of efficient use of special investment contracts (SICs) for the creation and development of production in Russia.

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VEGAS LEX discusses the problems and disputes arising from bank guarantees and banking activities

December 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 30 November 2017, a round-table meeting that is focused on the problems and trends of disputes arising from bank guarantees and banking activities, involving credit institutions, was held at the office of VEGAS LEX.

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Webinar of VEGAS LEX and Pravo.ru: legal regulation of personal data in the Russian Federation

December 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 16 November 2017, VEGAS LEX law firm jointly with Pravo.ru hosted a webinar, which was devoted to overview of the requirements, problems and responsibilities for violations in the area of processing of personal data in the Russian Federation.

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VEGAS LEX, RUIE and FAS Russia discussed the specifics of new pricing system in the area of heat sup

December 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) and the VEGAS LEX law firm, involving FAS Russia, held a round-table meeting that is devoted to the specifics and certain aspects of new pricing system and conclusion of contracts in the area of heat supply, and antimonopoly regulation and control in light of change-over to free pricing in heat supply.

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Advertising in pharmaceutical sector: analysis of judicial practice and protection against risks

November 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 14 November 2017, VEGAS LEX law firm the author’s seminar entitled "Advertising in pharmaceutical sector. Risk elimination practices" for representatives of pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers of medical products and BADS.

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VEGAS LEX and FAS Russia discuss anticompetitive agreements and practice of revealing them

October 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The VEGAS LEX law firm held a conference, with the participation of FAS Russia, devoted to the problems of revealing and proving various types of anticompetitive agreements.

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VEGAS LEX in IFLR1000 2018 Financial and Corporate guide

October 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The IFLR1000 2018 Financial and Corporate ranking was published on October 13, 2017. VEGAS LEX has retained its prior positions and continued to increase the number of categories and recommended lawyers in the ranking.

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VEGAS LEX discusses contractual relations and disputes between developer and general contractor duri

October 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Igor Chumachenko, VEGAS LEX Partner, Head of Real Estate, Land & Construction practice, took part in the breakfast meeting of АЕСОМ at which he told about contractual relations between developer and general contractor, and procedures to be complied with when electing a contractor on a tender basis, and current judicial practice regarding disputes between the parties to a construction contract.

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VEGAS LEX consults Sanofi group on Special Investment Contract in Russia's pharmaceutical industry

October 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On October 16, 2017, Sanofi signed one of the first federal special investment contracts with the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Oryol Region Government.

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VEGAS LEX seminar on methods of analyzing business correspondence for corporate compliance purposes

October 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX has led a practical seminar, Business Correspondence: a methodology for reducing the risks of violating antimonopoly laws and commercial confidentiality, for legal departments and compliance specialists of companies in various industries.

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VEGAS LEX discusses construction contracts and shared construction participation agreements

October 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Igor Chumachenko, VEGAS LEX Partner, Head of Real Estate, Land and Construction practice, spoke at the seminars of Modern Educational Technologies Development Institute (METDI) devoted to contractual relations between developer and general contractor and analysis of the viewpoints of developer and shared construction participant in shared construction participation agreements.

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VEGAS LEX announces a series of lectures on legal aspects of energy distribution at MSU

October 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On October 4, 2017, Head of VEGAS LEX Energy practice Evgeniy Rodin opened a series of lectures at Masters' School MSU Law.

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VEGAS LEX and Pravo.ru webinar: Regulation of Advertising and Marketing in Russia

October 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On September 14, 2017, the VEGAS LEX law firm and Pravo.ru organized a webinar on legal regulation and specifics of corporate marketing activities.

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RISF-2017: VEGAS LEX discusses fulfillment of special orders under EPC contracts and PPP experience

October 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX experts have spoken at the 6th Russian Investment and Building Forum, RISF -2017, discussing important current issues of performing special orders under EPC contracts and successful PPP practices in infrastructure projects.

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VEGAS LEX and Pravo.ru webinar: defense in competition abuse cases

October 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX experts have explained ways to defend companies in competition abuse cases, and how the authorities consider the most common types of violations in this area in a webinar they led jointly with Pravo.ru.

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Fifth Partnership "Medicines of Russia": VEGAS LEX about key trends in public procurement in the pha

October 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On September 28, 2017, Anastasia Cheredova of VEGAS LEX Commercial group spoke at the Fifth Partnership "Medicines of Russia - to Interdisciplinary Dialogue" in Kazan, organized by the FAS Russia, the Ministry of Healthcare of Tatarstan, and the Association of Russian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers.<</strong>

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VEGAS LEX discusses VED pricing at RBC business breakfast

September 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On August 29, 2017, VEGAS LEX Manager of Life sciences projects Maria Borzova moderated the session, Additional costs of pharmaceutical producers, held as part of the Vital and Essential Drugs (VED) price regulation business breakfast sponsored by RBC media holding and involving the Russian Ministry of Healthcare.

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VEGAS Academy: regulatory updates for the Russian pharmaceutical sector, August 2017

September 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Within the framework of VEGAS Academy platform, we continue our monthly series of video updates on the key regulatory developments in the Russian pharmaceutical sector (in English language).

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VEGAS LEX at INNOPROM-2017

July 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX Partner, Head of special projects Maxim Grigoryev has discussed problems in implementing special investment contracts (SPIC) and ways to avoid them, and the potential of SPIC for migration to best available technologies (BAT) at the INNOPROM-2017 International Industrial Exhibition in Yekaterinburg.

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VEGAS LEX discusses the formal logic tools and written communication skills

July 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 11 July 2017, VEGAS LEX held in its office the workshop “Dealing with the rule-making initiatives. The skills of drafting opinions and commentaries” dedicated to adjustment of key algorithms of logic analysis and written communication skills for the professionals of companies operating in pharmaceutical sector and related industries

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VEGAS LEX discusses the judicial practice concerning the debt collection in the housing and utility

July 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Ilya Shengeliya, VEGAS LEX’s Southern Directorate Project manager, made an overview of the judicial practice concerning non-payments in the housing and utility sector at a round-table meeting of the Publishing House "Кommersant” in Rostov-on-Don.

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Russian Industrialists, VEGAS LEX and FAS Russia discuss the specifics of, and judicial disputes in

July 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 22 June 2017, there was held a roundtable of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) and VEGAS LEX, involving FAS Russia, dedicated to the matters of legal regulation of the energy resources supply to industrial enterprises.

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The realities and forecasts of the practice for recovery of damages were discussed

July 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The law firm VEGAS LEX and Pravo.ru held a breakfast meeting dedicated to the main trends, rules and specifics of, and exceptions to, the practice for recovery of damages.

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VEGAS LEX and Federal Tax Service of Russia discuss the change of directions of the tax control and

July 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The main trends of the tax control and the matters of taxation and tax collection were discussed at a round-table meeting of VEGAS LEX with the participation of the Federal Tax Service’s representatives.

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Shareholders’ agreements under Russian law become a working tool

June 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On June 6, 2017, VEGAS LEX hosted a workshop to discuss problematic issues and key aspects of structuring shareholders’ agreements under Russian law.

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VEGAS LEX ranks the Best Lawyers in Russia 2018

June 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX experts are traditionally included in the top list of the best lawyers of the international rating “Best Lawyers in Russia 2018” and improved their performance.

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VEGAS LEX discusses judicial practice of dealing with non-payments in housing and utilities in Krasn

June 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Ilya Shengeliya, project manager at VEGAS LEX Southern directorate, has reviewed court practice in dealing with non-payments in housing and utilities at a roundtable organized by the Kommersant Media Holding in Krasnodar.

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Defence strategies in competition abuse cases: what to do when your company is suspected of violatin

June 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX experts have held a roundtable on defence strategies in competition abuse cases and aspects of interaction with FAS Russia at the stage of antimonopoly proceedings.

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VEGAS LEX in Kommersant Media Holding’s ranking of best law firms

June 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX has been recognized in the Leaders of the Legal Services Market ranking 2016 prepared by Kommersant Media Holding; its lawyers’ expertise has been recognized in several key areas of law.

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VEGAS LEX discusses opportunities, advantages and problems of special investment contracts

May 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX has organized a business breakfast on the prospects for the development, implementation and experience of concluding federal special investment contracts at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2017 (PILF 2017).

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VEGAS LEX at St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2017

May 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Alexander Sitnikov, VEGAS LEX Managing Partner, and Alexandra Vasyukhnova, Partner, Head of Technology and Investment group, have discussed effective interaction between business and government and anti-monopoly regulation of the digital market at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2017.

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Pharmvestnik-TV: 7 days in 7 minutes with Maria Borzova

May 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Maria Borzova, Manager of VEGAS LEX Life sciences projects has commented on the most recent pharmaceutical industry news in the 7 days in 7 minutes weekly program on the Pharmvestnik-TV channel.

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VEGAS LEX discusses concession in road industry

May 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX PPP and infrastructure practice has organized a meeting on using concession in the road industry for employees of the Federal Road Agency (Rosavtodor) and the Roads of Russia federal government agency.

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VEGAS LEX discusses antimonopoly regulation at LUKOIL conference

May 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX experts have hosted a session on issues and practices of dealing with antitrust authorities and how to reduce antimonopoly risks at the 8th International LUKOIL Group Conference.

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Disputes over the firm price contracts: how to protect the contractors’ interests

May 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX partner Igor Chumachenko has spoken at the roundtable of the Institute of Business Law of Moscow State Law University devoted to disputes over fixed price construction contracts and how contractors could cut costs of construction.

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Igor Chumachenko for radio Business FM: courts must observe balance of interests of co-investors and

April 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX partner Igor Chumachenko has commented on recovery of damages from developers for failure to meet construction deadlines for Radio Business FM.

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Public procurement of medicines: how antitrust, judicial authorities change their vectors

April 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Manager of Life sciences projects Maria Borzova has led a workshop on main trends in administrative and judicial practices in public procurement of medicines.

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VEGAS LEX discussed the critical issues relating to drug advertising during a roundtable discussion

April 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 13 April, VEGAS LEX hosted the roundtable discussion “Advertising of Medicines: Good Practice Criteria?” with the participation of FAS Russia's Department for Control over Advertising and Unfair Competition. Major pharmaceutical manufacturers and representatives of professional associations took part in the discussion.

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VEGAS LEX discusses opportunities and problems of Special Investment Contracts at Northern Dimension

April 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX Partner Evgeniy Rodin and Commercial group associate Anastasia Cheredova spoke about the use of various investment options in the energy and pharmaceutical sectors at the Northern Dimension Forum in St. Petersburg.

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VEGAS LEX on Chambers Europe 2017 ranking

April 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX has been recognized in seven categories and four of VEGAS LEX experts has been ranked on the Chambers Europe 2017 international ranking of the best law firms and lawyers around the world.

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Software development agreements: how to prevent conflict and defend your rights in court?

April 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX has organized a workshop on key aspects of software development contracts for companies.

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VEGAS LEX supports Second RAA Online Arbitration Competition

April 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX is a partner of the Second Annual Online Student Arbitration Competition of the Russian Arbitration AssociationHead of Litigation practice Victor Petrov will judge the competition.

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VEGAS LEX discusses judicial practice in dealing with non-payments in housing and utilities

April 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX’s Yuriy Tatarinov has reviewed court practice in dealing with non-payments in housing and utilities at a roundtable organized by the Kommersant Media Holding and the Reliable Partner Association in Samara.

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Igor Chumachenko discusses small businesses’ relocation from 1960s five-story buildings on RBC TV

April 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On March 28, 2017, Igor Chumachenko, VEGAS LEX Partner, Head of Real Estate, Land & Construction practice, spoke in the Main News program on RBC TV. He was asked to comment on plans to relocate small businesses from low cost Khrushchev-era buildings.

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VEGAS LEX at Volgograd State University Job Fair

April 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX has taken part in the annual Job Fair at Volgograd State University.

On March 24, 2017 Volgograd State University hosted the Job Fair, a traditional meeting of the region's leading employers with students, in which the VEGAS LEX law firm* took part.

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Igor Chumachenko on Business FM radio

March 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX partner Igor Chumachenko has spoken on the Business FM radio, describing possible scenarios for Rosreestr's case against the Shuvalovsky and Dominion residential projects developed on Moscow University grounds.

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VEGAS LEX on application of foreign law in Russian courts

March 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX partner Maxim Grigoryev has spoken about the important aspects and peculiarities of cross-border litigation in Russian courts at a workshop organized by the Department of International Trade of Britain’s Consulate General in Krasnodar.

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Igor Chumachenko: successful implementation of investment and construction projects

March 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX partner Igor Chumachenko has spoken at the round table of the largest annual real estate forum, MIPIM 2017, on the legal regulation of investment and construction projects.

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Alexander Sitnikov: Special Investment Contracts will promote technological transitions

March 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Managing Partner of VEGAS LEX Alexander Sitnikov has spoken at the Russian Business Week about Special Investment Contracts as an additional mechanism for the energy sector to introduce the best available technologies.

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VEGAS LEX shares experience with leading Russian universities

March 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

In February and March 2017, VEGAS LEX organized a series of meetings with students of major Russian universities in Moscow devoted to career opportunities and practical issues of law for business.

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VEGAS LEX becomes official legal partner of a roundtable at MIPIM 2017 property fair

March 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On March 14, 2017, VEGAS LEX will provide support for a roundtable, The new reality of development: How the Russian RE market responds to current challenges?, organized by the Kommersant Publishing House and the Moscow Government.

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VEGAS LEX experts to speak at Russian Business Week 2017

March 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On March 13-17, 2017, VEGAS LEX will act as a partner of the 10th Russian Business Week sponsored by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), one of the main annual business events in Russia.

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Russia – China: investing in major projects through concession

February 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Head of VEGAS LEX PPP and Infrastructure practice Denis Shtirbu moderated the session on transport cooperation and logistics at The Moscow Times conference, Doing Business with China. New Horizons for Business Cooperation: Russia – China.

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Litigation involving FAS Russia: specifics of cartel disputes

February 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX experts have discussed procedural specifics of supporting cartel damage disputes at a Pravo.ru conference on judicial practice in 2016 and important 2017 trends.

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VEGAS LEX, FAS Russia discuss tariff regulation and disputes after Supreme Court plenary adopts Reso

February 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX and the Council of Power Producers association have held a conference attended by FAS Russia, dedicated to one of the most significant events concerning electricity, heat, gas and water supply,Resolution No. 63 of the Russian Supreme Court Plenary Session adopted on December 27, 2016.

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Guidelines for competition development policy discussed at RSPP Competition Development Committee an

February 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On January 31, 2017, the Competition Development Committee of Russia’s Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) met with representatives of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS Russia) to discuss steps to implement competition development programs, the concepts of the new tariff regulation and major changes in the procurement system.

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VEGAS LEX discusses main trends in taxation in Russia

January 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX has organized a roundtable on the main trends of taxation in Russia in 2016-2017*.

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VEGAS LEX discusses energy supply to industrial facilities and environmental management at Basic Ele

January 2017. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On December 14-15, 2016, VEGAS LEX experts spoke at a conference organized for executives of the energy and engineering divisions of Basic Element Group in Nizhny Novgorod.

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Leading Russian rating Pravo.Ru-300 recommends VEGAS LEX in 2016

December 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Leading Russian rating of law firms Pravo.Ru-300 has published its annual ranking, recognizing VEGAS LEX as one of Russia’s leaders in Antimonopoly law, Commercial dispute resolution and PPP, and ranking the firm among top-tier law firms in other categories.

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Protecting business reputation: legal regulation and judicial practice

December 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On December 13, 2016, VEGAS LEX office hosted a workshop on judicial practice and ways to protect business reputation, honor and dignity of individuals and legal entities.

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VEGAS LEX discusses power supply contracts at National Series of Energy Seminars

December 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX has taken part in the 23rd National Series of Energy Seminars, New Stage in the Development of Electricity Markets in 2017–2019: Effective Operation and Interaction of Market Participants under the New Legislation.

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VEGAS LEX discusses subtleties of public procurement of medicines

December 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On December 6, 2016, VEGAS LEX Manager of Life sciences projects Maria Borzova led a workshop on Public procurement of medicines: home vs. away games.

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VEGAS LEX discusses decommissioning of energy facilities at a workshop for SIBUR Holding

December 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Counsel at VEGAS LEX Energy practice Yuriy Tatarinov spoke at a workshop on decommissioning of energy facilities for SIBUR Holding employees held at the Market Council Partnership training center.

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VEGAS LEX experts discuss disputes, the regulation of credit matter and independent guarantees

December 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On November 30, 2016 VEGAS LEX hosted a roundtable discussion about the legislative regulation of independent guarantees, credit legal relations with due account of the balance of rights and legitimate interests of the parties and relevant jurisprudence.

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Issues about water use regulation, wastewater discharge discussed at VEGAS LEX / FAS Russia workshop

November 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On November 24, 2016, the VEGAS LEX law firm, with the participation of FAS Russia, organized a workshop on the legal regulation and dispute resolution practice in the field of water management, water supply, sewerage and wastewater discharge.

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Procurement in the oil and gas industry, new initiatives and arbitration practice

November 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On November 17, 2016 VEGAS LEX held a workshop on recent changes and judicial practices in the regulation of procurement by legal entities in the Russian fuel and energy sector.

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RSPP, VEGAS LEX discuss possibilities to expand localization of manufacturing and Special Investment

November 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On November 15, 2016, RSPP hosted a conference on ways to localize production facilities in the Russian Federation and the new tool to stimulate producers, the Special Investment Contract, organized by RSPP and VEGAS LEX.

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VEGAS LEX supports workshop and conference Organization of procurement and supply in the oil and gas

November 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On November 17, 2016, VEGAS LEX will conduct a legal workshop on recent changes and judicial practices in the regulation of procurement by legal entities in the Russian fuel and energy sector during the conference, Organization of procurement and supply in the oil and gas industry: efficiency, innovative methods and analytical tools.

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VEGAS LEX at Moscow University’s Career Week, First Step 2016

October 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On October 24–28, 2016, Moscow State University (MSU) will hold its regular Career Week, First Step 2016, with VEGAS LEX hosting a workshop for young lawyers and a poster session for employers.

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Construction contract: how to avoid losses and what to consider when your contractor goes bankrupt

October 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX and the Russian Guild of Managers and Developers have organized a workshop on current judicial practices in disputes between parties to construction contracts, the procedures of bidding-based contractor selection, and the risks and consequences of the contractor’s bankruptcy.

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Advertising in the pharmaceutical industry: risks, impact and practical solutions

October 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On October 12, 2016, VEGAS LEX organized a workshop, Advertising in the pharmaceutical sector: risk matrix, for representatives of pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of medical devices and dietary supplements.

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VEGAS LEX in IFLR1000 2017 Financial and Corporate guide

October 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The IFLR1000 2017 Financial and Corporate rankings were published on October 14, 2016. VEGAS LEX improved its positions in Project finance and Mergers and acquisitions. Chairman of the Board of Partners Albert Eganyan was noted as a leading lawyer in the Project finance category.

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VEGAS LEX discusses legal support of non-state pension funds by external consultants

October 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Head of VEGAS LEX Litigation group Victor Petrov has spoken at a NAPF workshop on cooperation and legal assistance of non-state pension funds in working out positions on complex legal issues.

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VEGAS LEX, FAS Russia host business breakfast to discuss new regulation of procurement for unitary e

October 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On September 30, 2016, VEGAS LEX hosted a business breakfast on adopting the contract system in procurement for unitary enterprises and their liability for violations in the context of new legislation, with representatives of FAS Russia attending the event.

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VEGAS LEX discusses the odd man out rule in drug procurement and interchangeability of drugs

September 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On September 22, 2016 VEGAS LEX Commercial group junior associate Anastasia Cheredova participated in the Fourth Partnering ‘Russian Medicines. An interdisciplinary dialogue’ in Kazan, organized by FAS Russia, the Healthcare Ministry of Tatarstan, and the Association of the Russian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers.

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VEGAS LEX attends Kommersant roundtable on payment discipline in utilities sector in Volgograd

September 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX Partner, Head of Energy practice Evgeniy Rodin has moderated a roundtable discussion on the payment discipline and ways to resolve conflicts in the housing and utilities sector, organized by the Kommersant Publishing House.

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VEGAS LEX discusses attracting private investment to defence industry at ARMY 2016 Forum

September 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On September 7, 2016 VEGAS LEX organized a roundtable on Private Investment and PPP in the Defence Industry: Participants, Mechanisms and Prospects as part of the ARMY 2016 international military technical forum.

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VEGAS LEX supports First RAA Annual Online Moot Competition

August 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Head of VEGAS LEX Litigation group Victor Petrov will Judge the 1st Annual Online Moot Student Competition of the Russian Arbitration Association (RAA).

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Roadshow of Moscow Region’s high-speed off-street light rail transport project

August 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On July 29, 2016, a consortium of consultants led by the InfraONE investment company presented a project to create a high-speed off-street light rail transport system in the Moscow Region, promoted with the assistance of the VEGAS LEX law firm and the Moscow Region Government's support.

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VEGAS LEX legal partner of ARMY 2016 international military technical forum

July 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On September 6-11, 2016, Moscow's western suburb Kubinka will host the second international military technical forum ARMY 2016, the largest event in its kind in the history of the Russian Armed Forces, with VEGAS LEX law firm now acting as its legal partner.

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VEGAS LEX discusses Special Investment Contacts at 5th Central Russian Economic Forum

July 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX Partner, Head of special projects Maxim Grigoryev spoke about the specifics of concluding Special Investment Contacts at CREF-2016.

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CLAAS enters into first ever federal special investment contract with VEGAS LEX support

July 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The Russian Federation and the Russian subsidiary of the German group of companies CLAAS have signed the country's first federal special investment contract prepared by VEGAS LEX.

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VEGAS LEX announces summer internship for Moscow universities' students

June 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On July 4, 2016, VEGAS LEX opens its summer training program for top students of leading Moscow universities.

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Intellectual rights protection in state procurement: IT and pharmaceutical industry specifics and ju

June 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On June 21, 2016, VEGAS LEX hosted a roundtable on ways to protect the exclusive rights of copyright holders in public procurement, and judicial practice in the field of software, drugs and medical goods procurement.

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Maria Borzova gives expert opinion on pharmaceutical market situation on PharmVestnik-TV

June 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Manager of VEGAS LEX Life sciences projects Maria Borzova has discussed current pharmaceutical market issues in the 7 days in 7 minutes program on the PharmVestnik-TV channel.

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VEGAS LEX announces appointment of new partners

June 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Head of Technology and Investment group Alexandra Vasyukhnova and Head of Southern directorate Maxim Grigoryev have been elected new VEGAS LEX partners.

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VEGAS LEX discusses tax issues encountered by companies with a foreign element at INTAX EXPO RUSSIA

June 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX Tax practice projects' associate Nikolay Rudomanov has spoken at the INTAX EXPO conference, which focused on international investment and tax issues relevant to Russian companies.

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VEGAS LEX on funding sources for road infrastructure projects in Russian regions

June 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On June 9, 2016, VEGAS LEX organized a roundtable, Development of regional road infrastructure: funding sources, bringing together representatives of the Ministry of Transport, the Federal Road Agency, the federal company Dorogi Rossii (Roads of Russia), regional authorities and the banking sector.

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Energy sector executives discuss prospects of new payment discipline law in Krasnodar

June 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Head of VEGAS LEX Southern directorate Maxim Grigoryev has moderated a Kommersant-Yug Rossii-sponsored roundtable on ways to enforce the law enhancing the payment discipline and prevent the debt crisis in the housing and utilities and energy resources sectors in the Krasnodar region.

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Pharma and Biotech 2016: restrictive policies in the pharmaceutical sector

June 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On May 31, 2016, Manager of VEGAS LEX Life sciences projects Maria Borzova spoke at the Pharma and Biotech 2016 forum about restrictive policies regulating the use of exclusive rights and the application of the “odd man out” arrangement in the pharmaceutical industry.

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VEGAS LEX acts as official partner of the first annual RBC forum, Real Estate in Russia

May 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On May 25, 2016, RBC held the first annual forum, Real Estate in Russia, devoted to the current situation, trends and issues on the domestic real estate market. Major market players and government representatives attended the event organized with the support of the law firm VEGAS LEX.

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Legal instruments for pharmaceutical business in theory and practice

May 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On May 24, 2016, VEGAS LEX hosted a workshop on Applied lawmaking for pharmaceutical business for GR, Market Access and legal professionals involved in policy-making in the pharmaceutical sector.

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Igor Chumachenko on RBC TV channel: not all administrative barriers for construction are down yet

May 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On May 25, 2016, VEGAS LEX Partner, Head of Real Estate, Land & Construction practice Igor Chumachenko gave an interview to the Company News program on RBC TV Channel. He was asked to comment on the first annual forum, Real Estate in Russia, conducted by RBC.

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Regional lawyers discussed special investment contracts at Legal Forum Live in Krasnodar

May 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On May 20, 2016, the Head of Special Projects at VEGAS LEX, Maxim Grigoryev spoke about a new instrument of state support for investors, as well as the special investment contract during the first Legal Forum Live event in Krasnodar, which was organized as part of the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum.

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VEGAS LEX attends first meeting of Pharm Salon

May 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX Manager of Life sciences projects Maria Borzova has discussed recent legislative initiatives relating to the compulsory licensing of medicines in her presentation at the first meeting of Pharm Salon.

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VEGAS LEX discusses “odd man out” arrangement at IMEDA roundtable

May 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The International Medical Device Manufacturers Association (IMEDA), together with the law firm VEGAS LEX, organized a roundtable on the development of legislation regulating the sale of medical products in Russia and the EAEU.

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VEGAS LEX on Chambers Europe 2016 ranking

May 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On April 25, 2016, Chambers and Partners published its Chambers Europe 2016, a leading international ranking of the best law firms and lawyers around the world, with VEGAS LEX recognized in six categories and seven of VEGAS LEX experts ranked on the world level.

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VEGAS LEX takes part in discussing onsite power generation for enterprises at II Business Platform o

May 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On April 26, 2016, Head of VEGAS LEX Southern directorate Maxim Grigoryev spoke about the role of distributed (decentralized) power generation in shaping the investment and industrial potential of southern Russia at the II Business Platform of South in Krasnodar. He also discussed legal aspects of raising money for small-scale distributed energy projects and the possibility of selling “surplus” electricity in retail markets.

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RSPP, FAS Russia, VEGAS LEX discuss implications of planned compulsory drug licensing in Russia

April 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

RSPP and VEGAS LEX have discussed the consequences of the planned compulsory licensing of pharmaceuticals in the context of growing competition, antitrust regulation and other restrictions in the regulation of intellectual property rights at a roundtable with the participation of FAS Russia.

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VEGAS LEX recommended in 7 practice areas in the LEGAL 500 EMEA 2016 ranking

April 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Practice areas: Dispute Resolution, Competition, Energy, Real Estate and Construction, PPP and Infrastructure, Tax, and Corporate and M&A. VEGAS LEX partners and the heads of the respective practices were among legal experts individually recommended by the Legal 500.

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InfraONE, VEGAS LEX to advise Moscow Region’s high-speed off-street light rail transport project

April 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The project to build a system of light rail high-speed off-street transport in the Moscow Region (the first phase of the “orbital” network connecting Podolsk, Domodedovo and Ramenskoye) has been presented at a pre-roadshow organized by a consortium of project’s consultants led by the InfraONE investment company, with the participation of VEGAS LEX.

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VEGAS LEX at 7th Northern Dimension Forum in St. Petersburg

April 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX Partner, Head of Energy practice Evgeniy Rodin and Manager of Life sciences projects Maria Borzova spoke at energy and pharmaceuticals related sessions of the 7th Northern Dimension Forum in St. Petersburg on April 7, 2016.

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Moscow Private Wealth Forum: important aspects of managing major clients’ private capital

April 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX Tax Practice associate Nikolay Rudomanov has spoken about some practical aspects of the government’s anti-offshore policy at the Moscow Private Wealth Forum.

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Russian Energy conference: how energy market evolves amid excessive capacity and tariff restrictions

April 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On March 30, 2016 the VEGAS LEX law firm acted as a special sponsor of the 10th annual conference Russian Energy, organized by the Vedomosti business daily with the support of the Ministry of Energy of Russia.

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RSPP Russian Business Week 2016: VEGAS LEX on energy companies’ liability for improper supplying p

March 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX managing partner Alexander Sitnikov has spoken about the liability of owners of grid and generating companies for failing to provide a stable energy supply during the RSPP Russian Business Week 2016.

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Participants of IV Business Platform discuss ways to minimize onsite generation risks

March 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On March 25, 2016, senior associate of VEGAS LEX Energy practice Yuriy Tatarinov discussed legal aspects of onsite generation facilities’ operation, technological connection to these facilities and payment for power transmission services based on relevant new legislation at the IV Business Platform Onsite Power Generation for Enterprises in Moscow.

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Maria Borzova discusses FAS-sponsored compulsory drug licensing bill on PharmVestnik-TV

March 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Manager of VEGAS LEX Life sciences projects Maria Borzova gave an expert evaluation of a new bill submitted by the Federal Antimonopoly Service, the law on compulsory licensing of pharmaceuticals in the 7 days in 7 minutes program on the PharmVestnik-TV channel.

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Maria Borzova talks about ways to support cheap pharmaceuticals production on PharmVestnik-TV

March 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The problem with keeping vital and essential pharmaceuticals in the low price segment has reached its peak in Russia due to a rise in drug production costs. The President has ordered to prevent the discontinuation of manufacturing of cheap medicines. Manager of VEGAS LEX Life sciences projects Maria Borzova in the 7 days in 7 minutes program on the PharmVestnik-TV channel.

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Moscow Private Wealth Forum: important aspects of managing major clients’ private capital

March 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX Tax Practice associate Nikolay Rudomanov has spoken about some practical aspects of the government’s anti-offshore policy at the Moscow Private Wealth Forum.

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VEGAS LEX expert speaks at Market Council Partnership-sponsored workshop on wholesale electricity ma

March 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Senior associate of Energy practice Yuriy Tatarinov has spoken about the legal mechanisms of dealing with receivables in the retail electricity markets during a workshop organized by the Non-profit Partnership "Market Council."

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Russian petroleum products market: how to set a fair price in the contract?

March 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The third annual international workshop, Sustainable development of modern gas station chains: efficient management, accompanying businesses and infrastructure, took place on March 2, 2016; VEGAS LEX experts attended the event.

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VEGAS LEX acts as partner of the 3rd infrastructure convention, Russian PPP Week

March 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On March 29-30, 2016, VEGAS LEX experts will speak at Russian PPP week, a leading event in Russia and the CIS, devoted to attracting investment into the federal and regional infrastructure development.

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VEGAS LEX becomes official legal partner of a roundtable at MIPIM 2016 property fair

March 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On March 16, 2016, VEGAS LEX will provide support for a roundtable, Development at the end of the oil era: The rules of living in the new economic environment, organized by the Kommersant Publishing House and the Moscow Government as part of MIPIM 2016 international investment exhibition, the main event in the field of real estate.

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VEGAS LEX as partner of Russian Business Week 2016

March 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 21–25 March 2016, Moscow will host the largest annual business event, the 9th Russian Business Week sponsored by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, with VEGAS LEX traditionally acting as a partner.

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Rosavtodor methodology documents and their application in investment projects in Russian regions

March 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The participants of a RADOR-sponsored workshop discussed the practice of attracting non-government investment to regional road development projects; Head of PPP and infrastructure practice Denis Shtirbu spoke at the event.

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Administrative and judicial control of heat and power prices: first results of the Federal Antimonop

February 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The VEGAS LEX law firm has held a workshop involving FAS Russia speakers to discuss the antimonopoly authority’s powers to regulate electric and thermal energy prices, the procedures for exercising its powers to reach out-of-court settlement of disputes or challenge regulated tariffs in court.

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RISF-2016: VEGAS LEX on standard construction contracts library

February 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On February 17, 2016 participants discussed first results and problems of building a standard construction contracts library at a roundtable during the Russian Investment and Building Forum, RISF-2016.

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VEGAS LEX discusses Russian clients’ international litigation at Russian Wealth Advisors Forum

February 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On February 2-4, 2016, Zurich hosted Russian Wealth Advisors Forum, one of the biggest events in the management of private capital for wealthy people, attended by Yuriy Bortnikov, VEGAS LEX Partner, Head of International projects group.

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VEGAS LEX on benefits of new project finance development bill

February 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The main provisions of the project finance development bill have been the focus of a public discussion at the Expert Centre under the Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs' Rights.

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Judicial practice on corporate issues recent decisions and relevant precedents

February 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 03 February 2016, the Senior Associate of Corporate Practice at VEGAS LEX Alexander Garmaev presented an overview of judicial practice on corporate disputes at a seminar hosted by the magazine Aktsionernoye Obshchestvo (Joint Stock Company).

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What businesses can expect from tax administration in 2016

January 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX has organized a roundtable on the key changes in tax law and tax administration in 2015–2016.

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2015 results in electric power industry: payment discipline, rights and guarantees

January 2016. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On December 23, 2015, VEGAS LEX organized a workshop on recent legislative changes concerning timely fulfillment of obligations in the electric power industry.

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How to protect your interests entering into a lease agreement amid economic crisis?

December 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On December 4, 2015 VEGAS LEX hosted a workshop devoted to the legal aspects of leasing, tax risks and the current real estate market analysis.

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Main trends in pharmaceuticals, medical equipment procurement in 2015

December 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On December 4, 2015, Manager of VEGAS LEX Life sciences projects Maria Borzova spoke at the Fourth International Forum Pharma and Biotech 2, devoted to the availability and quality of medicines amid economic crisis.

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VEGAS LEX expert talks on fourth antimonopoly package for RSPP Bureau

December 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Igor Artemyev, Alexander Shokhin and Alexander Sitnikov have spoken at a meeting of the Bureau of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Board.

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Pravo.Ru-300 recommends VEGAS LEX in 2015

December 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Leading Russian rating of law firms Pravo.Ru-300 has published its sixth annual ranking, recognizing VEGAS LEX as one of Russia’s leaders and ranking us among top-tier law firms in various categories.

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12-plus-ton project participants discuss the project’s progress status with business leaders

December 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On September 15, 2015, RT-Invest Transport Systems organized a roundtable, Progress Status of Implementing an Intellectual Tolling System for 12-plus-ton Vehicles on Federal Roads: Two Months before Launch, supported by Russia’s Federal Road Agency, Rosavtodor, and the Transport Ministry, and attended by VEGAS LEX law firm.

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Major investment projects will promote import substitution with effective business-government cooper

December 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On September 16, 2015, Igor Chumachenko, VEGAS LEX Partner, Head of Real Estate, Land & Construction practice spoke at a roundtable, Accelerated Construction of Production Facilities Essential to Import Substitution, organized as part of the conference program of the International specialized exhibition Import Substitution* sponsored by the Moscow Government.

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Alexander Sitnikov discusses the use of technical indicators for making deals on oil and refined pro

December 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On September 17, 2015, VEGAS LEX law firm took part in the Moscow workshop and conference, Global and Local Oil Product Markets in Today's Economy: Analysis, Forecasting and Pricing, held as part of the preparation for the Third National Oil and Gas Forum*.

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Bankruptcy abuse: how to defend oneself against aggressive creditor actions

December 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX has taken part in a workshop on personal and corporate bankruptcy organized by Korporativny Yurist (Corporate Lawyer) magazine.

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Association of Russian Banks and VEGAS LEX discuss important aspects of bank taxation

December 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On October 2, 2015, VEGAS LEX attended a working breakfast of the Association of Russian Banks on certain aspects of taxation of banks and the experience of introducing ARB quality standards, using internal audit as an example.

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VEGAS LEX on legalizing digital evidence in court and internal investigation procedures

December 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On November 6, 2015, IT chiefs and other corporate executives discussed current trends in information security at the VolgaBlob 2015 conference.

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English Law Week 2015: Applying English law in Russian business

December 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX Partner, Head of International projects group Yuriy Bortnikov has spoken during the English Law Week 2015 event currently underway in Moscow.

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VEGAS LEX on pros and cons of fourth antimonopoly package at FAS and RSPP meeting

November 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Representatives of VEGAS LEX and the Federal Antimonopoly Service have joined the ‘fourth antimonopoly package’ discussion at a meeting of the Competition Development Committee of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP).

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VEGAS LEX experts organize lecture and workshop for civil servants on private initiative in concessi

November 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On November 23-28, 2015, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMOb> ran a professional development course for civil servants on Applying public-private partnership for development of regional and municipal infrastructure: the requisite conditions for PPP projects, their main phases and effective support from state authorities, with VEGAS LEX lawyers sharing their expertise.

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Second Russian Corporate Law Forum to focus on changes in the Civil Code and amended joint-stock com

November 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On November 26 and 27, 2015 Moscow will host the Second Russian Corporate Law Forum, where VEGAS LEX experts will speak.

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“Fourth Antimonopoly Package” cracks down on unfair competition

November 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX has organized a roundtable on the key changes to the competition legislation that concern unfair competition.

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VEGAS LEX announces completion of its project for Sberbank subsidiary - Delovaya Sreda

November 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX law firm has been picked to provide legal support for the Delovaya Sreda project aimed at building a comprehensive technological infrastructure for Russian small businesses.

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Boosting payment discipline on retail electricity market: energy cutoff

November 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

A discussion of the existing practices and procedures for collecting late electricity payments took place in Moscow on November 13, 2015.

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VEGAS LEX workshops during GenerationS contest: what startups need to consider growing in heat and e

November 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

From November 5-12, Moscow hosted the second residential session of the Power&Energy track as part of the GenerationS corporate accelerator contest; VEGAS LEX experts led several workshops for startups during the event.

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Moscow International Financial Forum to discuss deoffshorization and CFC laws

November 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX Tax practice associate Nikolai Rudomanov has discussed some aspects of international tax information exchange at the Moscow International Financial Forum 2015.

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Legal forensics can protect your business from corporate fraud, corruption and more

November 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Participants of a VEGAS LEX workshop have discussed practical aspects of using legal forensics to protect the rights and interests of businesses.

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VEGAS LEX discusses deoffshorization problems and solutions at Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Indust

November 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On October 27, 2015, the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a roundtable on problems caused by the outflow of capital from Russia and ways to combat money laundering.

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VEGAS LEX on dealing with payments arrears in retail electricity markets

October 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The economic and legal conditions for the dealing with payments arrears on the retail electricity markets was discussed at the workshop of training center NP "Market Council" with the participation of VEGAS LEX.

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Prospects of tariff regulation and the development of electricity and heat power sectors in the year

October 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Evgeniy Rodin, Partner and Head of Energy practice at VEGAS LEX, examined questions about the increase of effective interaction between regulatory authorities in the electricity and heat power sectors at the XIV All-Russian seminar in Sochi, organized with the support of the FAS Russia.

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State Duma holds parliamentary hearing on application of new PPP law

October 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On October 12, 2015, VEGAS LEX took part in the parliamentary hearing on the prospects and practical aspects of applying the new law on public-private partnership.

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Participants of Legal Business in South Russia forum discuss bankruptcy law

October 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Manager of Bankruptcy projects Alexander Vyazovik has talked about bankruptcy risk management at the VII annual forum Legal Business in South Russia in Azov.

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VEGAS LEX in IFLR1000 2016 Financial and Corporate guide

October 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX’s expertise has been for the first time recognized by the IFLR1000 2016 Financial and Corporate guide in the Banking category.

VEGAS LEX was ranked in more categories in the 2016 edition of International Financial Law Review’s IFLR1000*, the only publication of its kind that focuses on the leading law firms for corporate finance worldwide.

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VEGAS LEX attends annual strategic forum PPP: Synergy of Success in Kaluga

October 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Lawyers of VEGAS LEX PPP and infrastructure practice have spoken at the PPP: Synergy of Success strategic forum in Kaluga. The annual event was devoted to presenting potential PPP projects to be implemented in Russia and to analyzing the best PPP project practices.

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VEGAS LEX attends major international investment forum, Sochi-2015

October 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX experts will speak as part of the business program of the main investment event of the year, the Sochi-2015 International Investment Forum, which will take place on October 1–4, 2015, in the Main Media Center at Sochi’s Olympic Park.

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VEGAS LEX discusses legal issues of heat supply during workshop for SIBUR Holding

October 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

A VEGAS LEX expert has spoken at a workshop organized for SIBUR Holding employees on important legal aspects of heat supply at the training unit of Non-profit Partnership "Market Council."

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International Investment Forum Sochi-2015: Discussing Russian infrastructure development trends, inv

October 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX experts have discussed the condition of transport infrastructure, investments, risks arising during the implementation of major infrastructure projects, new approaches and practices for the implementation of regional development strategies, and aspects of successful implementation of PPP projects in Russian regions at the Sochi-2015 international investment forum.

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On-site power generation: legal aspects of power generation and transmission services

October 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On September 29, 2015, senior associate of VEGAS LEX Energy practice Yuriy Tatarinov spoke about some legal aspects of technological connection of consumers to power generation facilities and of power transmission services at the I Business Platform Onsite power generation for enterprises in Kazan.

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VEGAS LEX on limiting power supply to ‘non-disconnectable’ consumers

September 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Evgeniy Rodin, VEGAS LEX partner, head of Energy practice, has attended a workshop on nonpayments on retail electricity market, which took place in Moscow on September 24 and 25, organized with support of the Russian Ministry of Energy.

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VEGAS LEX on parallel imports of drugs in EAEU and the world

September 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX law firm has taken part in a routine meeting of the nonprofit partnership Standards of Pharmaceutical Market, giving a presentation on Parallel Imports of Pharmaceuticals in EAEU and the Russian Federation: Examples from International Experience.

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Cross-border litigation: important repercussions of Russian Higher Courts merger

September 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On September 18, the Head of Litigation practice Kirill Trukhanov spoke at the Seventh Annual Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes, giving an analysis of the disputes with a foreign element in the Russian courts after the unification of the Russian Supreme Court and the Supreme Commercial Court.

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Albert Eganyan speaks on Moscow 24: Ramenskoye Airport will ease pressure on Moscow air hub

September 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Albert Eganyan, VEGAS LEX Partner, Chairman of the Board of Partners, commented on the Moscow 24 TV channel on the condition of airport infrastructure and on the construction of the new airport, Ramenskoye.

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VEGAS LEX holds seminar for Gazprom Energoholding on important changes in civil and land legislation

September 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX law firm has organized a professional growth workshop for the staff of Gazprom Energoholding’s legal department on important aspects of land legislation and securing performance of obligations.

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Maria Borzova gives her expert opinion on pharmaceutical market issues on Pharmvestnik-TV

September 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Maria Borzova, Manager of Life Sciences Projects at VEGAS LEX, has spoken in the Main News program on the Pharmvestnik-TV channel, commenting on a number of current legal issues and news of the pharmaceutical industry.

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PROESTATE-2015: legal due diligence of land plot

September 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Igor Chumachenko, VEGAS LEX Partner and Head of Real Estate, Land & Construction Practice, has spoken at the IX International Real Estate Investment Forum PROESTATE-2015, currently underway in Moscow.

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VEGAS LEX takes part in shaping legal framework for EAEU pharmaceutical market

August 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The VEGAS LEX law firm has participated in a discussion of the Eurasian Economic Union pharmaceutical market regulation at a meeting of the nonprofit partnership Standards of Pharmaceutical Market.

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Creating standardized construction contract library

August 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Shortly before Builder’s Day, Moscow hosted a major conference that covered broad business issues concerning the construction industry’s development in modern conditions, with VEGAS LEX actively participating in the event.

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VEGAS LEX discusses alienation of land plots for subsurface use

August 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX has participated in an AssoNeft roundtable on oil and gas SMEs development in Russia in Saratov.

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New PPP law: implementing projects in changed conditions

August 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The VEGAS LEX law firm has organized a roundtable to analyze the potential of applying the new PPP law to investment projects and the concession and PPP legislation development trends.

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VEGAS LEX appoints two new partners

August 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The VEGAS LEX law firm has appointed two new partners, Alexander Vyazovik and Evgeniy Rodin.

The VEGAS LEX law firm officially elected two new partners on July 2, 2015, head of the bankruptcy team  Alexander Vyazovik and Head of the Energy Projects Practice Evgeniy Rodin.

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VEGAS LEX holds energy supply agreement workshop for Yekaterinburgenergosbyt

July 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On July 16 and 17, VEGAS LEX organized a workshop for Yekaterinburgenergosbyt company at the UMMC Technical University, aimed at exploring the organization and legal model of the wholesale and retail electricity markets’ work.

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VEGAS LEX attends Federal Road Agency workshop on funding sources for road construction

July 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On July 14, 2015, the Federal Road Agency (Rosavtodor) hosted a workshop, Funding Sources for Regional Projects in the Road Construction Industry, where plans for federal subsidizing of lucrative PPP-projects in Russian regions were presented.

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How recent taxation trends affect Russian and foreign businesses in Russia

July 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX has hosted a roundtable on recent trends in tax administration, attended by Finance Ministry and Federal Tax Service experts.

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Special investment contract to facilitate investment projects implementation

July 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Head of VEGAS LEX Commercial Group Julia Tormagova has spoken at the Intersectoral Industrial Forum 2015, devoted to the non-financial economy support policies, the future of the financial and construction sectors, and international cooperation.

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Igor Chumachenko live on RBC TV: industrial zones development bill needs to be discussed with busine

July 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX partner Igor Chumachenko has commented on the planned legislation that will allow confiscating land in industrial zones on the RBC TV channel.

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RBC, VEGAS LEX organize conference on redevelopment of industrial zones as new development legislati

July 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Igor Chumachenko, VEGAS LEX partner and head of the Real Estate, Land & Construction Practice, has chaired a conference on modernization and development of industrial zones and comprehensive land development in Moscow and the Moscow Region, organized by RBC and VEGAS LEX.

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VEGAS LEX becomes official partner of Transport Systems of Russia forum

July 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The strategic forum, Transport Systems of Russia: Investing in Mobility and Integration, will take place on July 2 and 3, supported by VEGAS LEX.

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VEGAS LEX announces release of Albert Eganyan’s book "Investment in infrastructure"

July 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Albert Eganyan, Chairman of the Partners’ Council of VEGAS LEX and Chairman of the Board of Directors of InfraONE, has authored the first book on problems and prospects of infrastructure projects published in Russia.

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The right way to conclude and implement a fee-based services contract

July 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Participants of a webinar organized by Action Bukhgalteria publishers have explored several legal aspects of fee-based services contracts with VEGAS LEX expert Viktor Petrov.

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Alexander Sitnikov re-elected to TNS Energo Board of Directors

July 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Managing partner of VEGAS LEX Alexander Sitnikov has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of the TNS Energo power utility.

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Minimizing fraud risks: how senior executives can protect themselves from corporate fraud

June 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The participants of a workshop on fraud risks among senior management have discussed reasons of corporate fraud, potentially fraud-conducive environments and ways to fight it.

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Official translation of ACI EUROPE’s Airport Competition in Europe report published in Russia

June 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The first translation of the report Airport Competition in Europe commissioned by Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE) has been officially published in Russia. The translation was initiated by the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) and was carried out by VEGAS LEX law firm and the First Infrastructure Company InfraONE.

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RSPP, FAS, VEGAS LEX discuss public procurement and application of procurement legislation

June 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The VEGAS LEX law firm and the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) have discussed the current problems and development prospects of public procurement regulation in a roundtable conference also attended by the Federal Antimonopoly Service.

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VEGAS LEX on parallel imports regulation and planned mandatory pharmaceutical industry licensing

June 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Manager of VEGAS LEX Life Sciences Projects Maria Borzova has spoken at the Third International Forum Pharma and Biotech 2016, devoted to the problems of shaping and regulating of the EAEU market.

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Capital construction: Protecting Developers’ Interests during Crisis

June 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The VEGAS LEX law firm has organized workshops in Krasnodar and Rostov-on-Don on effective ways to protect developers’ and construction clients’ interests during economic crisis.

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Concession-based airport development and management: advantages and possibilities

June 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Karen Arakelyan, head of VEGAS LEX Aviation and Airport Development Group, has taken part in the 47-th Moscow International Conference, Innovative Solutions in the Operation of Airports, which took place on May 27 - 28, 2015.

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Foreign investment: mineral rights in Russia

June 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

<> The VEGAS LEX law firm has for the first time participated in a youth English-language workshop on current oil and gas industry issues, organized by Gazprom VNIIGAZ.

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VEGAS LEX joins discussion of PPP project development in St. Petersburg

June 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Mikhail Kornev from VEGAS LEX’s PPP and Infrastructure Practice has given a presentation on private initiative in PPP deals as part of a professional development program on the preparation of PPP projects organized by Peter the Great Polytechnic University in St. Petersburg and the PPP Institute.

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VEGAS LEX on recovery of damages for violating competition laws and on court practice

June 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX experts have discussed the recovery of damages inflicted by violations of competition laws and ways to contest an antimonopoly authority’s order in court during a workshop held by the PravoTEK (LawTEK) school for representatives of Gazprom’s head office and the gas giant’s subsidiaries.

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VEGAS LEX on unauthorized gas withdrawal by legal entities

June 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

pAlexander Lavrentyev, Head of the Fuel and Energy Group at VEGAS LEX, has spoken at a workshop on the operation of gas distribution organizations and gas distribution and supply companies.

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Russian Antimonopoly Service discusses Code of Conduct for pharmaceutical industry

June 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Manager of VEGAS LEX Life Sciences Projects Maria Borzova has spoken at a meeting of the Federal Antimonopoly Service Expert Council on Competition in Healthcare and Social Services, laying out proposals for specific legal instruments to incorporate best practices of building a distributor liaison system into the planned Code of Conduct for the pharmaceutical industry.

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VEGAS LEX on unauthorized gas withdrawal by legal entities

June 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

>Alexander Lavrentyev, Head of the Fuel and Energy Group at VEGAS LEX, has spoken at a workshop on the operation of gas distribution organizations and gas distribution and supply companies.

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VEGAS LEX to provide legal consultancy for Prosveshcheniye Publishers

May 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX is expanding cooperation with Russian book-publishing businesses. Its new client is a major and greatly respected publisher of educational material, Prosveshcheniye.

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VEGAS LEX named among the leading global legal consultants on Chambers Global 2015 ranking

May 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On April 27, 2015, VEGAS LEX was recognized in two new categories of Chambers Europe 2015, and a number of VL professionals were recognized on the world level.

This year, the VEGAS LEX law firm improved its position on Chambers Europe 2015, a leading international ranking of the best law firms and lawyers around the world. It was recognized in two new categories of Chambers Europe 2015, and the number of its professionals recognized on the world level has grown.

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Public-private partnership in Rostelecom’s projects: opportunities and formats

May 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On May 12-15, 2015, the Public-Private Partnership Development Institute organized a professional development program for Rostelecom staff on PPP projects. VEGAS LEX experts were invited to speak at training sessions.

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Modern practice of contesting cadastral valuation: in and out-of-court settlements

May 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Igor Chumachenko,VEGAS LEX Partner and Head of the Real Estate, Land & Construction Practice, has spoken at a conference during the REX forum that focused on the legal and economic risks for developers.

On April 22-24, 2015, Moscow hosted the XII Annual International Real Estate EXhibition (REX*), a major event with a packed business program. Igor Chumachenko,VEGAS LEX Partner and Head of the Real Estate, Land & Construction Practice, spoke at the Commercial Property: Reboot, Revalue, Rebuild conference during a session on the growing tax burden in development and the court practices of contesting the cadastral valuation of property.

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VEGAS LEX, Korporativny Yurist magazine organize webinar on construction contracts and disputes

May 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The participants of the Korporativny Yurist magazine’s webinar discussed the structure of contractual relationships and dispute resolution practices in construction with VEGAS LEX expert Nikolay Andrianov.

On April 24, 2015, Nikolay Andrianov, a VEGAS LEX manager for dispute resolution and conflict settlement, delivered a webinar Construction disputes: Incorporating court practices in contractual work, organized by the Korporativny Yurist magazine.

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Alexander Sitnikov on RBC TV: EU-Gazprom antitrust settlement talks can take ages

May 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Alexander Sitnikov of VEGAS LEX spoke live on RBC-TV, giving his opinion on Gazprom situation after the European Commission opened an antitrust case against the Russian company.

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VEGAS LEX, PPP Center present the study Private Initiative in Concessions: International Experience

May 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX and the PPP Development Center have presented a study of private enterprise in concession agreements at the Economic Development Ministry.

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VEGAS LEX on favorable environment for intellectual property development

April 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Aleksandra Vasyukhnova, Head of Technology and Investment Group at VEGAS LEX, has spoken at the Eighth International Forum on Intellectual Property – 21st Century, one of the leading industry platforms.

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Russian industrialists and VEGAS LEX discuss development of procedural law with Supreme Court

April 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and chaired by Mikhail Fridman have discussed improvement of judicial procedure in Russia, also in the context of the new unified Civil Procedure Code Concept and the Code of Administrative Court Procedure now in the works. The event convened representatives of the Supreme Court, the Presidential State-Legal Directorate, the State Duma Committee on Civil, Criminal and Commercial Legislation, major industrial companies and legal experts.

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12-plus-ton project: VEGAS LEX and InfraONE represent Federal Road Agency at financial close

April 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The VEGAS LEX law firm and First Infrastructure Company (InfraONE) have represented Russia’s Federal Road Agency, Rosavtodor, at the financial close phase of the 12-plus-ton project and will continue the legal services until the system goes on stream.

On March 30, 2015, the 12-plus-ton project* reached financial close**. The VEGAS LEX law firm and First Infrastructure Company (InfraONE) have serviced Rosavtodor*** (the concession grantor) through that phase and will continue representing the federal agency up until the planned toll system becomes operational. The project will be financed from a number of sources in cluding Gazprombank. The financial close phase included the signing of a direct agreement between the concession grantor (Rosavtodor), the concession holder (RT-Invest Transport Systems)**** and Gazprombank, and a separate loan agreement between RT-Invest Transport Systems and Gazprombank.

The concession holder agrees to ensure, in the course of the next 13 year, a comprehensive implementation of the project including design, construction, launch and subsequent upgrades of the system. According to estimates, the project will yield an income of around RUR1 trillion to the federal budget.

The project will help expand and improve the quality of roads and the related infrastructure in Russia. According to experts, the damage that one truck heavier than 12 tons does to road surface is equal to that done by 20,000 cars (or up to 90,000 cars, according to other experts).

For more information, please contact Marina Zhegulina of VEGAS LEX Press Service at +7 (495) 933 0800.

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* The Russian project to create a tolling system is one of the largest in the world. The new system will be unique in terms of the span of roads it will cover and the number of users.

** Financial close involves a confirmation that the participants have sufficient own and borrowed funds to execute the project (including the loan agreements signed).

*** The Federal Road Agency (Rosavtodor) is represented by the so-called Advisers’ Group, which includes the VEGAS LEX law firm (organizational and legal issues), the InfraONE First Infrastructure Company (investment and financial issues), the GLONASS nonprofit partnership (technical consultancy) and Navigator Group (technical supervisor).

**** As was reported earlier, the Government of the Russian Federation and RT-Invest Transport Systems signed in September 2014 a concession agreement on one of the largest investment projects in Russia to introduce a tolling system for vehicles heavier than 12 metric tons.

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Promotion of medicines: risks for producers and pharmacies

April 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The participants of a regional conference organized by the Farmatsevticheskoye Obozreniye journal have discussed the current situation on the pharmaceutical market. Senior Associate Maria Borzova, Manager of VEGAS LEX’s Life Sciences Projects, spoke at the event.

On April 8, 2015, Manager of VEGAS LEX’s Life Sciences Projects Maria Borzova spoke at the PharmMarket 2015: Growth points conference for major pharmacy networks and manufacturers.

She discussed the practices used by the Federal Anti-monopoly Service and by courts with regard to the promotion of pharmaceuticals and ensuing risks for manufacturers and pharmacies. Her presentation covered some of the typical mistakes and violations of the rules that drug manufacturers or pharmacies make in their ads.<

The participants also looked at the current market trends and projections, M&A updates among pharmacy chains, innovations in the pharmacy sector, the possibilities for expansion of pharmaceutical retail during an economic crisis, and other issues.

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VEGAS LEX has extensive experience in consulting for manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and medical products on various regulatory issues in the pharmaceutical and medical industries. For more information about these services, please click here. 

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VEGAS LEX continues to represent OGK-2 in its gas turbine engine quality dispute

January 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On January 14, 2015, the VEGAS LEX law firm won an appeal case in the Sixteenth Commercial Court of Appeals for the sake of the Second Generating Company of the Wholesale Power Market (OGK-2)* in a dispute over the quality of a gas turbine engine (GTD-110) supplied by NPO Saturn to compel the defendant to restore the equipment's operation after a breakdown. The court ordered NPO Saturn to repair the broken GTD-110, with the cost of repairs adding up to RUB1bln, which is comparable with the cost of new equipment.

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VEGAS LEX helps collect lost profit for Khanty-Mansiysk Non-State Pension Fund

January 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On January 13, 2015, the VEGAS LEX Dispute Resolution Practice won a case in the Ninth Commercial Court of Appeals for the sake of the Khanty-Mansiysk Non-State Pension Fund* in a dispute over a trust management agreement with regard to the fund's pension reserves.

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VEGAS LEX to support 2015 Jessup Moot Court Competition

January 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The VEGAS LEX law firm will support this year's Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the largest and most prestigious law school competition, which will take place in Moscow from January 28 through February 1.

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Tax law changes: implications for business

January 2015. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The VEGAS LEX Tax Practice has organized a roundtable discussion of the most important changes in Russia's tax legislation, with Finance Ministry and Federal Tax Service officials attending as special guests

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VEGAS LEX on disputes between the construction contract parties

December 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On December 2014 law firm VEGAS LEX supported by the Managers and Developers Guild held a round table discussion «Developer vs general contractor: disputes between the construction contract parties. Important issues».

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XI Professional Energy Forum: Russian fuel and energy sector issues in focus

December 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Alexander Lavrentyev, head of the VEGAS LEX Fuel and Energy Group, has spoken at the XI Professional Energy Forum, Generation, Networks and Sales, about default supplier's breach of contract without disruption of supplies

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VEGAS LEX, InfraONE begin consulting concession grantor under 12-plus ton project

December 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The VEGAS LEX law firm and First Infrastructure Company InfraONE are performing comprehensive consultancy and support services for the concession grantor at the financial close phase of the project to introduce fees for 12-plus ton vehicles.

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VEGAS LEX, InfraONE take part in meeting of Transport Ministry Taskforce on Extending Moscow Air Hub

December 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On November 27, 2014, the Transport Ministry Investment Coordination Council's** Taskforce on Extending the Moscow Air Hub (MAH) Experience to Regional Airports* led by VEGAS LEX Partner Albert Eganyan, chairman of the InfraONE Board of Directors, held its first meeting.

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Pravo.Ru-300 recommends VEGAS LEX

December 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Russian rating of law firms Pravo.Ru-300 recognizes VEGAS LEX as one of Russia's leading law firms, ranking us among top-tier law firms in various categories.

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VEGAS LEX roundtable in Volgograd: Challenging transactions during bankruptcy proceedings

December 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The VEGAS LEX Volga Directorate has organized a roundtable on important theoretical and practical aspects of challenging transactions during bankruptcy proceedings.

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Antifraud: Managing personal and corporate fraud risks

December 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX experts have discussed personal and corporate fraud risk management with business executives

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Extended session of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs' Committee for promotion o

December 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX's managing partner Alexander Sitnikov held an extended final session of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs' Committee for promotion of competition dedicated to the critical issues of antitrust regulation with participation of representatives of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

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Effective strategies of restoring consumer property rights: how to collect damages for substandard c

November 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The VEGAS LEX law firm has met with senior executives of major companies to discuss the protection of property rights in cases of substandard technological connection to electricity, gas, heating and water distribution grids.

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VEGAS LEX presents corporate fraud report at OECD roundtable

November 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On November 19, 2014, VEGAS LEX Partner Mikhail Safarov spoke at the OECD's annual Russian Corporate Governance Roundtable devoted to the key corporate governance issues, business ethics and related party transactions.

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VEGAS LEX participates in 2nd National Conference on Defense Procurement

November 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Head of VEGAS LEX Commercial Group Julia Tormagova spoke at the 2nd National Conference on Defense Procurement, one of the most high-profile events in the industry.

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VEGAS LEX works on regional airports development strategy

November 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The VEGAS LEX law firm is working on a strategy to develop international airport hubs based on regional airports in Russia.

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Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Forum: recognition and enforcement of English court judgments

November 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Head of VEGAS LEX's Dispute Resolution Practice Kirill Trukhanov spoke at the Legal Week Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Forum in London last week

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VEGAS LEX drafts local air services financing program

November 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The VEGAS LEX law firm is working on proposals concerning additional funding sources for regional air service programs in Russia

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VEGAS LEX helps sign concession agreement on 12-tons-plus project

November 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The concession agreement signed on September 29, 2014, has kick-started one of the largest and most high-profile investment projects in Russia.

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VEGAS LEX discusses public procurement practices and regulation

November 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX has organized a roundtable on public procurement procedures and development of government regulation in this sphere.

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VEGAS LEX on 2014 legal trends on pharmaceutical market

November 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX took part in a discussion of new threats to the pharmaceutical market and legislative and regulatory compliance practices in the industry in 2014 at a roundtable conference at the Russian Association of Pharmaceutical Marketing

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Sheremetyevo Airport extends bidding period for Knevichi airport stake after potential buyers’...

November 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Sheremetyevo International Airport on October 23 extended the bidding period for its stake in Vladivostok Knevichi International Airport on potential buyers' requests. The bid time was moved from October 31 to November 21. The VEGAS LEX law firm provides all the necessary legal support for the sale, including the interaction with all the registered and potential bidders. The InfraONE First Infrastructure Company acts as Sheremetyevo's agent for the bidding process.

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Sheremetyevo Airport extends bidding period for Knevichi airport stake after potential buyers’...

November 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Sheremetyevo International Airport on October 23 extended the bidding period for its stake in Vladivostok Knevichi International Airport on potential buyers' requests. The bid time was moved from October 31 to November 21. The VEGAS LEX law firm provides all the necessary legal support for the sale, including the interaction with all the registered and potential bidders. The InfraONE First Infrastructure Company acts as Sheremetyevo's agent for the bidding process.

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VEGAS LEX organizes seminar on concessions at Bank of Moscow

November 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The VEGAS LEX law firm has held a seminar, Signing a Concession Agreement: an Insider's Insight, for the staff of Bank of Moscow legal department and business divisions.

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VEGAS LEX experts discuss Russian roads and PPP projects at the fifth international specialized...

November 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Road 2014, the 5th international specialized exhibition and forum held in Moscow earlier this month and attended by VEGAS LEX, focused on effective development mechanisms for Russia's public road system and on legal aspects of public-private partnership projects

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VEGAS LEX in five categories of International Financial Law Review 2015

October 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX's expertise in debt and equity markets, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and insolvency has been recognized by the IFLR1000 2015 guide to the world's leading financial and corporate law firms

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VEGAS LEX experts discuss Russian roads and PPP projects at the fifth international specialized exhi

October 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Road 2014, the 5th international specialized exhibition and forum held in Moscow earlier this month and attended by VEGAS LEX, focused on effective development mechanisms for Russia's public road system and on legal aspects of public-private partnership projects

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VEGAS LEX organizes seminar on concessions at Bank of Moscow

October 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The VEGAS LEX law firm has held a seminar, Signing a Concession Agreement: an Insider's Insight, for the staff of Bank of Moscow legal department and business divisions.

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Experts to discuss trends in strategic management of pharmaceutical assets in Russia and the CIS at

October 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Julia Tormagova, head of VEGAS LEX Commercial Group, will speak about trends in the law enforcement practice on the market for pharmaceuticals in 2014.

Head of VEGAS LEX Commercial Group Julia Tormagova will speak at a pharmaceutical industry summit, Strategic Management of Pharmaceutical Portfolios in Russia and the CIS, organized in Moscow on October 27 and 28.

 

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VEGAS LEX takes part in GenerationS forum for startups and investors

October 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On October 9, 2014, Senior Associate of VEGAS LEX Corporate Practice Alexander Garmaev spoke at a meeting of the GenerationS Forum on structuring investment deals for startups and investors in innovation-based industries, energy efficiency and resource-saving projects.

 

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VEGAS LEX wins OGK-2’s dispute over gas turbine engine quality

October 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX lawyers have won a quality dispute for OGK-2 generating company to compel the supplier to improve a substandard gas turbine engine.

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Court rejects environmental claims against OGK-2 generating company

October 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The VEGAS LEX team has won OGK-2's case against the federal environmental agency's (Rosprirodnadzor) department for the Southern Federal District over hazardous atmospheric discharges, saving the client RUR 120 mln.

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VEGAS LEX on legal aspects of doing business in Russia

October 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On September 23, 2014, VEGAS LEX partner and head of the International Projects Group Yuriy Bortnikov spoke before an audience of major venture funds and IT companies including Facebook, LinkedIn and Survey Monkey in Palo Alto, California. His presentation Doing Business in Russia: Essential Legal Matters was devoted to the legal specifics of the Russian environment for business.

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PharmaStrategies-2015: Anti-monopoly service experts discuss problems and prospects of Russia’s ph

October 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The plenary session of the PharmaStrategies-2015 conference focused on several key issues including a planned international pharmaceutical market information system for anti-monopoly regulators, changes in the federal law on circulation of medicines and the application of the law on public procurement contracts system.

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VEGAS LEX helps sign concession agreement on 12-tons-plus project

October 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On September 29, 2014, the Government of the Russian Federation and RT-Invest Transport Systems signed a concession agreement on one of the largest investment projects in Russia to introduce a tolling system for vehicles heavier than 12 metric tons.

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VEGAS LEX attends conference on Russia’s pension system in Khanty-Mansiysk

October 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX managing partner Alexander Sitnikov spoke at a conference sponsored by the Khanty-Mansiysk Non-State Pension Fund focused on Russia's pension system and relevant federal legislation earlier this month.

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VEGAS LEX on important aspects of technological connection to power grids and power supply contracts

October 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On September 25-26, 2014, experts of the VEGAS LEX law firm spoke at a series of seminars organized by the LawTEK (PravoTEK) school.

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VEGAS LEX, VEB Innovations Fund explain shareholder agreements and term sheets

October 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On September 16, 2014, VEB Innovations Fund and the VEGAS LEX law firm held a seminar on drafting a term sheet and other corporate documents needed to finalize a deal for venture investment funds and members of the IR&D club (Innovation and R&D Directors Club).

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VEGAS LEX wins RUR 66 mln building contract dispute for its client

October 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On September 11, 2014, the VEGAS LEX law firm won a case for one of its clients - a major developer - in a dispute over a general contract to construct a luxury residential building in Moscow's Central Administrative Area.

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VEGAS LEX on structuring venture deals

September 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On September 25, 2014, the VEGAS LEX law firm, the VEB Innovations Fund and the Innovation and R&D Directors Club (IR&D club), organized a roundtable conference, Corporation - Startup: Reaching for Mutually Beneficial Cooperation. The event was supported by Russian Venture Company.

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VEGAS LEX experts speak at Federal Road Agency Board on PPP projects and contract system

September 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On September 18, 2014, the Federal Road Agency (Rosavrodor) Board met in Sochi before the Sochi-2014 International Investment Forum. The VEGAS LEX experts attended the meeting.

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VEGAS LEX supports PharmaStrategies-2015 summit

September 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On October 2 and 3 Moscow will host one of this business season's major events, the PharmaStrategies-2015 summit on the key issues for drafting pharmaceutical companies' 2015 strategies. The VEGAS LEX law firm will be the event's partner for the fourth time this year.

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Concessions will attract investment to regional airport development projects

September 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

From September 18-21, the capital of Winter Olympics, Sochi, will host the Sochi-2014 International Investment Forum, where VEGAS LEX partner Albert Eganyan will speak about private investment opportunities for regional airport infrastructure development.

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Private antitrust suits in Russia: current situation and future perspectives

August 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The importance of private antitrust lawsuits in Russia has risen significantly over the past few years. In 2000-2011 such claims were satisfied quite rarely. However, in January 2012, a provision directly entitling to sue a legal entity, which committed an antitrust violation, for damages caused by such violation, was introduced into Russian law. Since that time, the overall number of private antitrust lawsuits filed in Russian courts has substantially increased, as well as the number of satisfied claims.

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VEGAS LEX on amendments to Federal Law «On Concession Agreements»

August 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX hosted a business breakfast on July 23, 2014, dedicated to major amendments to Federal Law «On Concession Agreements». It was the first discussion of the bill after it was passed by the Council of Federation on July 9, 2014.

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VEGAS LEX and InfraONE at the first session as members of RF Transportation Ministry Investment Coor

August 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The RF Transportation Ministry Investment Coordinating Board* chaired by Minister Maxim Sokolov and his deputy Oleg Berezovsky convened on July 16, 2014 for the first extended closed-door session. The Board was established to facilitate private investment and provide administrative support to the development of transport infrastructure projects.

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VEGAS LEX and InfraONE at the first session as members of RF Transportation Ministry Investment Coor

August 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The RF Transportation Ministry Investment Coordinating Board* chaired by Minister Maxim Sokolov and his deputy Oleg Berezovsky convened on July 16, 2014 for the first extended closed-door session. The Board was established to facilitate private investment and provide administrative support to the development of transport infrastructure projects.

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VEGAS LEX ON PROTECTNG INTELLECTUAL ROPERTY

July 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On July 11, 2014, the VEGAS LEX law firm organized an exclusive workshop for the Mann, Ivanov and Ferber Publishers on the protection of intellectual property rights. 

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VEGAS LEX ON POTENTIAL OF MOSCOW TRANSIT HUBS

July 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On July 11, 2014, the RBC business information agency hosted a conference, Moscow Transit Hubs Infrastructure: Development Potential, co-sponsored by the VEGAS LEX law firm.

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Companies discuss onsite power generation, self-sufficiency in Krasnodar

July 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On July 1-2, the first exhibition and forum of the South of Russia took place in Krasnodar, entitled Onsite Power Generation for Enterprises: Energy Efficiency, Uninterrupted Supply, Lower Costs. Legal experts from the VEGAS LEX law firm participated in the event.

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VEGAS LEX and IMEDA discuss anti-monopoly risk management on medical products market

July 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On June 2014, the VEGAS LEX law firm and the International Medical Device Manufacturers Association (IMEDA) held a workshop on anti-monopoly risk management on the market for medical products and equipment.

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VEGAS LEX on recent disputes on asset management market

July 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On June 24, 2014 the VEGAS LEX law firm, the Russian National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) and the Khanty-Mansi Non-Government Pension Fund organized a workshop on dispute resolution on the market for pension funds and pension savings management. The event was supported by the NAPF training and information center.

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Yuriy Bortnikov speaks at St. Petersburg International Legal Forum

July 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The 2014 St. Petersburg International Legal Forum - the most important legal event of the year - took place from June 18 to 21.

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Alexander Lavrentyev on energy sector agreements

July 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On June 5, 2014, head of VEGAS LEX's Fuel and Energy Projects Group Alexander Lavrentyev presided over an educational workshop, Agreements in the energy sector: legislation and practice, at the Moscow Business School.

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VEGAS LEX on major 2014 trends in Russian taxation

July 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On June 19, 2014, the VEGAS LEX law firm organized a roundtable, Major tax trends in Russia.

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VEGAS LEX on legal ways to ensure accessibility of infrastructure

June 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On May 29, 2014 VEGAS LEX, the Russian Guild of Property Managers and Developers and PROEstate Events organized a roundtable discussion, Electricity, gas and water supply of industrial facilities: Legal ways to achieve utilities connection, in St. Petersburg.

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VEGAS LEX on up-to-date dispute resolution practices

June 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On May 29, 2014, the VEGAS LEX law firm held a legal seminar, Anti-monopoly disputes: Important judicial issues.

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VEGAS LEX, Federal Tariff Service hold seminar on regulated prices

June 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On May 22, 2014, the VEGAS LEX law firm held a seminar, Regulated prices application practices: Analysis of pre-trial and court procedures, and new legal approaches, with support of the Federal Tariff Service. 

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VEGAS LEX gets new partner and counsel

May 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

A new partner and counsel were appointed at VEGAS LEX on April 11, 2014.

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VEGAS LEX on legal aspects of IT investments

May 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On April 15, the VEGAS LEX law firm held a round table conference on the legal support of IT-related investment projects.

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VEGAS LEX and InPharma discussing strategic issues of drug circulation in Russia

May 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On April 22, 2014 experts of Association «Innovative Pharma» met to discuss key regulatory changes in handling the innovative medical products. The meeting was held with support of VEGAS LEX legal advisors.

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Aleksandra Vasyukhnova on trademark protection in online retail

May 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On April 22, 2014, Aleksandra Vasyukhnova, head of the Technology and Investment Group at VEGAS LEX, delivered a report at a panel discussion on Trademark Protection in Online Retail: Russian and International Experience.

The panel was held within the framework of the seventh forum Intellectual Property - XXI Century, organized by Russia's Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to discuss the development of competition in the Russian electronic commerce market, online trade infrastructure and consumer rights.

In her report Ms. Vasyukhnova provided a detailed instruction of trademark protection methods in online marketing, focusing on ways to establish the fact of infringement and find the perpetrator, the procedure for filing complaints and requesting the assistance of law enforcement agencies, as well as some aspects of instituting legal proceedings.

Other participants in the discussion were Vitaly Zhigulin, CEO of the Russian Association of Internet Trade Companies (AICT), Denis Kosenkov, Director for Corporate Governance and Law at the e-commerce company Enter, and Nikolai Polozov, head of the Law Department at Canon.

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VEGAS LEX becomes official partner of Russian PPP Week

March 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The Russian PPP Week 2014 will be hosted at the RIA Novosti'sInternational Multimedia Press Center from March 11 to 13, with support of the VEGAS LEX law firm. It is meant as a major national scale event on developing public-private partnerships.

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VEGAS LEX - partner of PharmBusiness Russia 2014

February 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The international conference Pharmaceutical Business in Russia 2014: Growth Factors, an annual event organized with the support of the VEGAS LEX law firm, took place in Moscow on February 17 and 18.

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VEGAS LEX on information security

February 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On February 7, 2014, the VEGAS LEX  law firm held a roundtable, Information: To protect the most precious, in Moscow. 

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Albert Eganyan to speak at 11th Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum

February 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

Albert Eganyan, VEGAS LEX Partner and Chairman of the Board of Partners, will speak at the 11th Economic Forum in Krasnoyarsk. He will also moderate a series of key roundtable discussions during the event, which is to take place between February 27 and March 1.

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VEGAS LEX partner of Pharm Business Russia 2014

February 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The VEGAS LEX law firm is a longstanding partner of one of the key annual events in Russia's pharmaceutical industry, the 9th international conference Pharmaceutical Business in Russia 2014: Growth Factors, which will be held in Moscow on February 17 and 18.

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VEGAS LEX attends meetings chaired by First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov

January 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On December 6, VEGAS LEX managing partner Alexander Sitnikov  attended a meeting chaired by First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov on amendments to the law on competition.

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VEGAS LEX holds seminar on challenging transactions during bankruptcy

January 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On December 10, the VEGAS LEX law firm held a seminar Challenging Transactions during bankruptcy: Important Aspects of Court Practice.

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VEGAS LEX, LexisNexis hold conference on 2013 results

January 2014. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On December 12, the VEGAS LEX law firm and US database giant LexisNexis held a conference to summarize 2013 results.

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VEGAS LEX in International Financial Law Review 2014

November 2013. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The VEGAS LEX law firm continues to win recognition in leading international rankings and ratings.

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Joint favorable investment climate standard discussed in Volgograd

November 2013. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The Volgograd regional authorities' expert group discussed the first results of the introduction of a joint standard for the regional executive authorities' efforts to ensure a favorable investment climate at its first meeting on October 18, 2013. The group includes head of the VEGAS LEX' Volgograd Office, Alexander Vyazovik .

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Preliminary results of nationwide survey of efforts to stop corporate fraud

November 2013. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX continues to analyze the results of a nationwide survey held to expose obstacles to fighting corporate fraud in Russia.

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VEGAS LEX on protection of corporate information

November 2013. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On October 15, the Rostov Club of Financiers met in Rostov-on-Don for the first time after the summer holidays. The conference Information: Protecting the Most Precious was organized by the club and the law firm VEGAS LEX.

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VEGAS LEX to provide consultancy for Taman Seaport modernization project

October 2013. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On September 17, the government appointed the investment adviser and legal consultant for the project to expand the port of Taman in the Krasnodar Territory by building a new dray-cargo seaport. The modernized Taman port will be used to export Russian products, so as to take Russian export flows away from the Ukrainian and Turkish Black Sea ports.

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Potential participants in “12-plus-tons” project meet at VEGAS LEX

October 2013. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On October 4, a routine meeting on the upcoming "12-plus-tons" project* tender was held at the office of VEGAS LEX, one of the consultants for the major road concession project.

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VEGAS LEX becomes official partner of professional energy forum

October 2013. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The VEGAS LEX law firm has become the official partner of the 10th professional energy forum, Fuel and Energy: Ten Years of Reform, which took place on October 10, 2013.

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VEGAS LEX to design investment model for Russia’s first high-speed railway line

October 2013. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The investment and legal advisers for developing the investment basis of Russia's first Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway line were chosen on October 2, 2013 following a tender.*

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VEGAS LEX lectures on public-private partnership in Tatarstan

October 2013. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX has held lectures on public-private partnership in Tatarstan for the staff of the Volga republic's ministries and municipal authorities.

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VEGAS LEX at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2013

May 2013. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

VEGAS LEX at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2013

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The working group on the development of Moscow Air Hub met on March 28, 2013

April 2013. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The working group on the development of Moscow Air Hub (MAH) chaired by the Deputy Minister of Transport of the RF Oleg Belozerov met on 28 March 2013. The meeting discussed the forecasts for the passenger flow in MAH up to 2030 and other preliminary results of work.

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VEGAS LEX on the energy costs optimization techniques in a dialogue with Samara businessmen

April 2013. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 2 April law firm VEGAS LEX held a roundtable discussion in Samara on «Optimization of energy costs. Legal instruments» for the major regional power-consumers.

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VEGAS LEX continues a series of talks on the favourable terms of commercial agreements

April 2013. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

A round table meeting of VEGAS LEX on "Conclusion of contracts on favourable terms" took place in Moscow on March 26, 2013.

The heads of legal departments and top-ranked lawyers of major companies participated in the meeting.

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RBW-2013: VEGAS LEX on corporate fraud prevention

April 2013. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

The conference on "Lifting Administrative Burden and State Control Optimization as an Anti-corruption Tool" held within the Russian Business Week 2013 on March 20, 2013, was organized with the support of law firm VEGAS LEX.

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RBW-2013: VEGAS LEX on government regulation in the sphere of environmental safety

April 2013. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 18 March 2013 the managing partner of VEGAS LEX moderated a conference "Environmental and industrial safety: the role of business and government in reducing the risks" organized as part of the Russian Business week 2013

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RBW-2013: VEGAS LEX at the National Oil and Gas Forum

April 2013. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

On 19 March 2013 the managing partner of VEGAS LEX Alexander Sitnikov spoke at the National Oil and Gas Forum held as part of the Russian Business Week 2013.

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English law share sale agreements: a seller's perspective and the importance of being diligent

March 2013. Press Releases by Vegas Lex Law Firm (view listing).

March 21 VEGAS LEX organizes the seminar "English law share sale agreements: a seller's perspective and the importance of being diligent".

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Legal Developments by:
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  • Information law for company participants – the search for a balance of interests

    At the present time, in various legal relationships there exists the acute problem of observing a balance of interests concerning the parties involved in these legal relationships, their legal rights, and their mutual economic needs. Judicial practice, when considering disputes between these kinds of parties, takes into consideration not only the formal requirements of legislation, but also the real economic and legal goals and interests of the participants.
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  • The coming into force of the legislative package on the second stage of "Capital amnisty"

    On 19th February 2018, a legislative package on the extension of the tax capital amnesty and the tax-free liquidation of foreign companies came into force.
  • No More Linked In Russia?

    One of the biggest and most popular Internet companies, LinkedIn, has become the first target of the recent Russian data localization law. The legislation requires businesses operating online to keep Russian Internet users’ data on servers located within Russia. Read more...
  • New standards on the unjustified tax benefit included in the tax code

    The Federal Tax Service of Russia issued Letter № CA-4-7/ 6152 @ of 16.08.2017, in which it clarified to its subordinate tax authorities the application of new Art. 54.1 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation "Limits on the Exercise of Rights in Calculating the Tax Base and (or) the Amount of Tax, Levy, Insurance Contributions", which was included in the Tax Code of the Russian Federation by Federal Law № 163-FZ of 18.07.2017.
  • Information law for company participants – the search for a balance of interests

    At the present time, in various legal relationships there exists the acute problem of observing a balance of interests concerning the parties involved in these legal relationships, their legal rights, and their mutual economic needs. Judicial practice, when considering disputes between these kinds of parties, takes into consideration not only the formal requirements of legislation, but also the real economic and legal goals and interests of the participants.
  • What businessmen should know about legislative changes with major and interested transactions?

    It is well known that before making significant managerial decisions, the general director must obtain approval from the shareholders or the board of directors. Apart from that, if a director is personally interested in entering into a transaction, approval is also required to proceed with the transaction. In the absence of such an approval, the transaction can be challenged and, in certain circumstances, invalidated. In order to minimize such risks and to eliminate legal uncertainty for the parties to the transaction, the rules governing major transactions and interested transactions must be sufficiently clear. Previously, however, the application of these rules was associated with a large number of controversial legal issues, which were finally solved as a result of the legislative amendments, which will enter into force on January 1, 2017. According to the new amendments, the distinction between major and non-major transactions has been delineated more clearly, parties have been allowed more flexibility in relation to approving transactions, the burdensome obligation to obtain prior approval of interested transactions has been abrogated, and finally the procedure for challenging transactions in question has been made much more complex. Overall, the changes should have a positive influence on business, as they contribute to the establishment of firm legal certainty in this area of the law. 
  • A Lessee’s Dream: the Drastic Devaluation of the Russian Currency Has Triggered New Discussions of

    The rent for leases, especially those in downtown Moscow and other large cities, is often based on the foreign currency exchange rate, which has recently increased almost threefold. Many businesses have been taken aback by this consequence of the economic crisis. Some of them have been put on verge of bankruptcy because of the increased rent and were forced to seek remedies in courts.
  • Amendments to Part IV of the Russian Civil Code in 2015

    Author: Valentina Orlova, Head of Intellectual Property and Trademarks Practice, Pepeliaev Group
  • Parallel Import of Medicines: High Time or the Wrong Time?

    Authors: Sergey Klimenko, Head of Life Sciences Group; Yuri Yahin, Head of IP Group, Pepeliaev Group
  • A Look at Russia's Antimonopoly Legislation

    Elena Sokolovskaya, Head of Antimonopoly Regulation Group, Pepeliaev Group The main areas covered by Russian antimonopoly legislation are prohibition of the abuse of a dominant position, regulation of prohibited agreements, antimonopoly requirements for bidding, merger control, and prohibition of unfair competition. In recent years more attention has been paid to the development of Russian antimonopoly legislation. For this purpose, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower chamber of Russia's parliament) is considering draft measures billed as the 'Fourth Antimonopoly Package'. This comprises amendments to Law No. 135-FZ 'On Protecting Competition' (the "Law on Competition") as well as to the Russian Administrative Code. The measures have already been passed in the first reading and are expected to make it onto the statute book before the end of 2015.
  • A NEW DEVELOPMENT IN CRIMINAL LIABILITY FOR RESTRICTING COMPETITION

    Pepeliaev Group Advises of Amendments to Article 178 of the Russian Criminal Code to Decriminalise Certain Offences and Introduce a New Condition for being Released from Criminal Liability for Restricting Competition