Digital rights in Russia
On October 1, 2019, Federal Law No. 34-FZ “On amendments to parts 1, 2 and Article 1124 of part 3 of Civil Code of the Russian Federation” (hereinafter, the “Federal law”) came into force. These amendments establish regulation of digital rights and relations in Russia and define their place in the Russian economy.
LEGAL PRO Joined NETWORK North-West Business Association
In October 2019 LEGAL PRO joined .
business association is an international, independent organization, which unites both international and Russian companies in St Petersburg and North-West Russia. Its members and partners range from global corporations to SMEs and cover the full diversity of business sectors. The mission of NETWO...
Remote work during COVID-19 pandemic in Russia
More and more employers worldwide arrange for their employees work from home due to spreading COVID-19 pandemic. In Russia, in order to do that the employers have to change the nature of employees’ work to the remote one.
We have prepared the following summary of Labor Code of Russia requirements and recent clarifications of sta...
In 2020 Russian joint stock companies can conduct annual general meeting of shareholders in a form of absentee voting
On March 18, 2020 Federal Law No. 50-FZ "On the Acquisition by the Government of the Russian Federation of Ordinary Shares of Sberbank of Russia from the Central Bank of Russia and the Repeal of Certain Provisions of the Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation” dated March 18, 2020 (“Federal Law 50-FZ”) came...
The President of Russia has declared the week from March 30 to April 3 to be non-work
On March 25, 2020 the President of Russia signed Executive Order On Declaring Non-Work Days in the Russian Federation (“Executive Order”).
According to the Executive Order the week from March 30 to April 3 has been declared non-work week with full pay to the employees.
The Executive Order has been issued to...
Mintrud issued recommendations regarding non-working days from March 30 to April 3, 2020 in Russia
On March 26, 2020 Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Russia (“Mintrud”) has published on their official website related to the Executive Order of the President No. 206 dated March 25, 2020 on declaring non-work days (“Mintrud Recommendations”).
Mintrud Recommendations provide mor...
Payment for non-working days in Russia
On March 31, 2020 Federal Service for Labour and Employment (“Rostrud”) clarified how to pay to the employees working on non-working days from March 30 to April 3, 2020 in Russia.
In the response Rostrud confirmed that non-working days from March 30 to April 3, established by the Executive Order of the President No. 206 dated...
The President of Russia has prolonged non-working days in Russia until the end of April 2020
On April 2, 2020 the President of Russia signed “On measures to ensure sanitary and epidemiological safety of the population in Russia due to new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak” (“Executive Order”).
According to the Executive Order, in order to ensure sanitary and epidemiological safety of the population i...
Deadline for annual general shareholders meetings of LLC and JSC in 2020
On April 7, 2020 Federal Law No. 115-FZ (“Federal law”) introducing changes into corporate procedures in Russia, was signed and came into force.
In accordance with the Federal law in 2020 joint stock companies and limited liability comp...
On extension of term of visas and work permits for foreign nationals staying on the territory of Russia
On April 18, 2020 the Decree of the President № 274 “On temporary measures regulating the legal state of foreign nationals in Russia taken in relation to the spread of COVID-19” (the “Decree”) was issued and came into force.