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27 Feb: Russia: EU sanctions

Russia: EU sanctions Russia: EU sanctions The European Union’s Regulation no. 833/2014 imposes a ban on European operators from directly or indirectly providing certain services to the Russian Government or any legal entity established in Russia. The prohibited services are specified in the art. 5n of the Regulation and include accounting, auditing, tax consultancy, architecture and engineering services, legal and IT consultancy, market research and opinion polls as well as lastly access to specific management software. As of today (February 27, 2024), the aforementioned prohibition does not apply to the provision of services provided for the exclusive use of legal…

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27 Nov: Pavia and Ansaldo alongside Manni Group in divestment of Russian subsidiary

Pavia and Ansaldo alongside Manni Group in divestment of Russian subsidiary Milan, November 27, 2023 – The Pavia and Ansaldo Law Firm, through its Milan and Moscow offices, assisted the Verona-based Manni Group, and in particular its subsidiary Isopan S.p.A., in the divestment of the entire share capital of Isopan Rus OOO, a company established in 2013 based in the Volgograd Region that produces metal structures for construction. The Firm’s Italian-Russian team, coordinated by the partner in charge of the Russian Practice, Vittorio Loi, and composed among others of attorneys Sergey Korovkin and Fabio Lui, provided assistance in all legal and…

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03 May: Recent rulings of the General Court at the European Court of Justice regarding the challenges of European individual sanctions by sanctioned Russian subjects

Recent rulings of the General Court at the European Court of Justice regarding the challenges of European individual sanctions by sanctioned Russian subjects As is well known, following the deterioration of the relationship between the Russian Federation and Ukraine, which escalated into open conflict in February 2022, the European Union adopted a series of restrictive measures against the Russian Federation that extend and intensify the restrictions already in place since 2014 and introduce several new ones. Following the implementation of the latest sanctions package approved on 26 February 2023, more than 1,450 natural persons are included in Annex I to…

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19 Mar: Dal 1° gennaio 2021 in vigore le prime norme sulla criptovaluta in Russia

Dal 1° gennaio 2021 in vigore le prime norme sulla criptovaluta in Russia La legge federale n. 259-FZ del 31 luglio 2020 “Sulle attività finanziarie digitali e le valute digitali” costituisce il primo tentativo di disciplinare normativamente il fenomeno della criptovalute in Russia ed è entrata formalmente in vigore all’inizio del 2021.   Secondo le definizioni legislative, per “attività finanziarie digitali” devono intendersi taluni diritti digitali aventi ad oggetto pretese creditorie, diritti derivanti da titoli di credito o da partecipazioni al capitale di società per azioni non pubbliche.   L’emissione e la circolazione delle suddette attività sono subordinate alla preventiva…

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09 Apr: Russia: Investment protection and incentives

Russia: Investment protection and incentives On April 1, 2020, the President of the Russian Federation signed Federal Law No. 69 FZ on the investment protection and incentives in the Russian Federation (the “Law”). The purpose of the Law is to create favourable conditions for making investments and conducting business in Russia, as previous legislative initiative such as the creation of the Special Economic Zones (see our previous publications on SEZ). In order to take advantage of the benefits provided by the Law, the economic operator who intends to carry out the investment project must enter into an agreement on the…