The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 renders it unlawful to victimise a person through less favourable treatment because they have brought sex discrimination or equal pay proceedings. Similar provisions exist in relation to other areas of discrimination.
Elena Sokolovskaya, Head of Antimonopoly Regulation; Sergey
Spasennov, Partner, Head of St. Petersburg office; Egor Lysenko, Head of
Krasnoyarsk office, Pepeliaev Group
The State Duma is preparing to consider in the second reading a draft
law that will significantly amend Federal Law No. 57-FZ ‘On the
procedure for making foreign investments in business entities of
strategic importance to ensure national defence and state security'. The
draft law was passed in the first reading in May 2013 and is scheduled
to be considered further in April 2014.
The goal of new amendments is to simplify even more the control
mechanism, eliminate extra administrative barriers for foreign investors
and to create favourabe investment climate. For the second reading of
the draft law, the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (the ‘FAS')
prepared a number of amendments that have not been approved yet by the
Russian Government (these amendments are posted on the FAS's official
web site ).
Below are the main provisions of the draft law and amendments to it.
Andrey Tereschenko, Partner (Tax); Alexey Konevsky, Partner (Real
Estate and Construction); Egor Lysenko, Head of Siberian office in
Krasnoyarsk; Sergey Spasennov, Partner and Head of Saint Petersburg
Preparations have started for staging the World Winter Universiade 2019
in Krasnoyarsk. There are several issues that companies face when major
international sport events are staged in Russia.
On 14 January 2014, the Russian President signed Decree No. 16 ‘On
preparing for the XXIX World Winter Universiade 2019 to be staged in
Krasnoyarsk' (‘Universiade 2019').
This decree is a framework document addressed, first of all, to the
Russian Government, which is charged with carrying out a set of
organisational actions to prepare for Universiade 2019, as well as to
executive authorities of constituent entities of the Russian Federation,
which are recommended to participate in carrying them out.
In particular, the Russian Government needs to:
establish an organising committee;
develop and carry out, in cooperation with the government of the
Krasnoyarsk Region, measures aimed at preparing and staging Universiade
determine the list of capital construction facilities belonging to
the Russian state, which are required to prepare and stage Universiade
2019 with financial support from the federal budget;
assist with covering in the state mass media how Universiade 2019 is being prepared and staged.
the beginning of the crisis, a heated debate is going on among politicians and
scholars, inside and outside the country, on who's responsible and whether the
austerity measures, adopted as a condition for the financial assistance by
international lenders, has been successful, proportionate and fair.
On 12 February 2014 the National Labour Council has
given its unanimous advice on the harmonization of blue-collar and white-collar
employees in the field of occupational pensions. Any distinction regarding future periods of
employment should be eliminated by 1 January 2025 at the latest.
The Jersey Royal Court has ruled that, where a newly incorporated
private trust company (PTC) recently appointed as successor trustee
seeks to bring claims for breach of trust against predecessors, it will
not be able to benefit from the Jersey law doctrine of empêchement
d'agir (which can stop the limitation clock from running in situations
of practical impossibility) where it was not in existence at the time
that the deadline for bringing claims had expired. Read more...
On 3 Feb 2014, the European Commission released its Anti-Corruption
Report (COM 2014/38 final), which provides comprehensive analyses of
corruption within the EU member states, national preventive measures in
force, and suggestions for legislative improvements. With this report,
the Commission is striving to provide momentum to a pan-European debate
on anti-corruption issues and to assist Member States in identifying
ways to improve anti-corruption work at the national level. read more...