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

FinTech
FinTech

Regulation of E-money Operators in Russia

Quick introduction to the legal framework applicable to e-money operators in Russia.

Roman Buzko
January 14, 2020
Startups
Startups

New Regulation of Crowdfunding in Russia

The new law regulating crowdfunding in Russia will enter into force on January 1, 2020. Existing platforms must comply by July 1, 2020.

Roman Buzko
September 3, 2019
Startups
Startups

Q1'19 Update on Microfinance and Payday Loans in Russia

The Central Bank of Russia (CBR), the country’s main financial regulator, has published aggregated statistical data on the microfinance industry in Russia for Q1'19.

Roman Buzko
July 29, 2019
US Law
US Law

Who Can Qualify for the O-1 Visa for Individuals of Extraordinary Ability?

The O-1 visa is the top employment visa, reserved for individuals of “extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics.”

Evgeny Krasnov
May 31, 2019
FinTech
FinTech

FinTech Legal Landscape in Russia

Brief overview of the regulatory framework for various FinTech business models in Russia.

Roman Buzko
December 13, 2017
Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy In Russia: Basic Framework, Recent Trends And Tips For Foreign Creditors

Overview of the legal framework of insolvency proceedings in Russia, with an emphasis on such issues as challenging “bleed-out” transactions and liability of controlling persons.

Ilya Kokorin
November 1, 2018
FinTech
FinTech

Consumer Lending in Russia — Market Overview and Regulation

Basic metrics on the Russian consumer loans market and overview of the applicable regulatory framework.

Roman Buzko
February 4, 2019
Startups
Startups

Legal Guide for Startup Founders in the USA

This article explores legal aspects of entering the American market from the founders’ perspective: from the corporate entity form and opening a bank account to immigration and personal tax considerations of founders.

Evgeny Krasnov
March 4, 2019
Tech
Tech

Audio-Visual Services in Russia Become Regulated

On July 1, 2017, the law on the regulation of audio-visual services (also known as the law on online cinemas) enters into force.

Ekaterina Ovechkina
July 10, 2017