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Latest thoughts from our lawyers on current issues of Russian and American law.

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FinTech

Lending on Blockchain — From Crypto Pawnshops to Credit Institutions

This article looks at various existing and yet-to-launch crypto lending protocols and what could be next for credit on blockchain.

Roman Buzko
Roman Buzko
May 7, 2021
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Russian Law

Personal Data and Cybersecurity in Russia – Legal Guide

This guide will help you determine whether various provisions of Russian personal data protection law apply to your information security practices, but even if they don’t, given the often cross-border nature of information security laws, it is worth reading if only to make sure that these regulations are not applicable in your jurisdiction.

Roman Buzko
Roman Buzko
December 15, 2021
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US Law

How to Link Your U.S. and Foreign Company to Optimize Taxes and Money Transfers

How can you make separate legal entities work well together? The parent-subsidiary structure is not the only way to link a U.S. and foreign company. Read on and find out.

Anastasiya Belyaeva
Anastasiya Belyaeva
December 10, 2021
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US Law

LLC or C-corp: Which Is Best for Your Business?

If you’re planning to start a business in the US, you will most likely need to form a legal entity. Currently, the most common company structures in the US are a limited liability company (LLC) and C-corporation (C-corp). In this guide, we will briefly examine the key differences between the two and provide recommendations that will help you choose the most suitable legal entity for your needs.

Evgeny Krasnov
Evgeny Krasnov
September 17, 2021
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Space Law

Regulation of Space Activities in Russia

Russia is one of the nations, most active in space exploration. Through the Russian space infrastructure, dozens of satellites are launched into orbit every year, astronauts from different countries undergo training in Russia, and scientists conduct numerous studies. All this activity is based on the international and national regulation, which is the subject of this guide.

Roman Buzko
Roman Buzko
February 2, 2021
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Russian Law

Law on Support for the Arctic Zone

On August 28, 2020, the Russian Federal Law “On State Support for Entrepreneurial Activity in the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation” entered into force. This alert provides an overview of the law's main provisions.

Egor Larichkin
Egor Larichkin
October 13, 2020
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FinTech

Russia Introduces Cryptocurrency Law

On July 31, 2020, the Russian President signed into law a federal statute introducing digital assets within the legal framework for the first time.

Roman Buzko
Roman Buzko
August 3, 2020
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Russian Law

Labeling of textiles in Russia: New Requirements

Recently the Russian Government’s Resolutions No. 860 of 5 July 2019 and No. 1956 of 31 December 2019 have brought some new rules to the fashion industry in Russia. In this article we will touch some important points about clothes and footwear labeling.

Roman Buzko
Roman Buzko
May 22, 2020
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Russian Law

Restrictions on the Patent Monopoly under Russian Law

There are four legal instruments that allow the Russian state to limit the patent monopoly of the holder.

Egor Larichkin
Egor Larichkin
May 19, 2020