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Experts have warned about the risks of living in a new building in 2024 / Comment / RIA News

This year, new home buyers will have another reason to be nervous due to changes in legislation. Arina Dovzhenko, partner, head of the real estate and construction practice at Nordic Star , in her material for RIA Real Estate spoke about the problems a shareholder may encounter when taking possession of an apartment in 2024. […]

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In what cases do you have to pay for “free software”? / Article / RBC.Pro

More than 95% of all computer programs in the world are, on average, 70% “free software” – pieces of code that are open for use. But the rights of the authors of these pieces are protected by licenses, and not all of them are free, lawyers from the Intellectual Property and Information Technologies practice of

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How the departure of foreign firms redrawn the legal map of Russia / Comment / CRE

Two years ago, almost all foreign law firms left Russia, some of which opened Moscow and Leningrad representative offices back in the days of the late USSR. Online, not only the legal map, once clearly segmented by “elfs” and “rulfs”, changed, but also client portfolios and the business climate: with the departure of transnational players,

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How tax changes will affect inflation and demographics / Comment / Izvectia

On May 29, the Government Commission on Legislative Activities approved a document from the Ministry of Finance with amendments to the Tax Code. The Ministry of Finance has already presented the main parameters. Changes for citizens involve five stages of a progressive scale. For those Russians who receive from 2.4 to 5 million a year,

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What materials with a Creative Commons license can not be taken for free / Article / RBC.Pro

Not all Creative Commons licensed material can be used without paying royalties. There are 7 types of such licenses in total, and only some of them will not lead you to court. Vera Zotova, a Senior Associate at Nordic Star Law Offices IP practice, and Olga Nechaeva, a Junior Associate, told us what types of

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Resort fee – first results and forecasts / Comment / CRE

On April 1, St. Petersburg began charging a resort fee; It is expected that the decision will extend to most other popular tourist regions in the summer. The measure may affect professional facilities in the hospitality industry, players predict: in order to maintain occupancy, hotels will begin to move into “gray” schemes, and tourists themselves

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Including dividends in the customs value of imported goods / Article / “Akcionernoye obschestvo” magazine

Judicial practice on disputes regarding whether dividends should be included in customs value has undergone certain changes over the past decade. In particular, this has happened in matters of interpreting customs legislation, as well as how to form an evidence base for such disputes. In the new issue of the company law publication “Akcionernoye obschestvo”,

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New bill from the Ministry of Digital Development / Comment / Kommersant

The Ministry of Digital Development has developed a Draft Federal Law “On Amendments to the Federal Law “On Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection”, as well as article 15 of the Federal Law “On the contract system in the field of procurement of goods, works and services to meet state and municipal needs.” We invite

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Pharmaceutical companies that have left Russia are not eager to sue local businesses

The departure of a number of major global pharmaceutical brands from the Russian market two years ago gave rise to much anxiety. This concerned whether import substitution would take place, and the fate of Russian partners and counterparties of Western companies. Both those fears were unfounded. Disputes between Russian pharmaceutical companies and foreign ones in

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