Category: PUBLICATIONS

Family Values: More Namesake Brands in Russia / Comment / Delovoy Peterburg

There is a new development in the scandalous “family” controversy between Oleg Tinkov and Tinkoff Bank. The entrepreneur, who was ranked 32nd by Forbes in 2021 with a fortune of $4.7bn, has announced the launch of the process of revoking the namesake brand. However, the bank insists that it owns all rights to the brand. Vera Zotova, …

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Win after Defeat and Go To the Settlement Agreement: What Excites Litigators / Pravo.ru

In 2022, the laws changed due to sanctions, countermeasures and foreign companies’ withdrawal from Russia. This also affected the conduct of cases in the courts. For example, the public policy clause is now actively used in disputes involving the recognition of an international arbitral award. Moreover, the Intellectual Property practice is seeing the courts prioritise …

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What advice can you give to website owners when it comes to a legal website audit? / Comment / Professional magazine Sekretarskoe Delo

The website is the place where a number of copyright items are concentrated: images, designs, texts, etc. The magazine “Secretarskoe Delo” asked lawyers in the field of information technology and intellectual property about important points that website owners should consider from a legal perspective. Vera Zotova, a Senior Associate in the Intellectual Property and Information …

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Bomb Shelter of Strife: Business and Government Share Defence Construction / Comment / Delovoy Peterburg

The Ministry of Finance has drafted a Russian government decree that would help regulate the relationship between business and the authorities for the use of civil defence and emergencies shelters. Arina Dovzhenko, a Partner and Head of the Real Estate & Construction Practice at Nordic Star Law Offices, gave Delovoy Peterburg newspaper her recommendations on …

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Image Reformatting: Legal Brands and Communications in the New Reality / Forbes

Competition and the demand from business for high-quality legal services have always placed high demands on the image of participants in the legal market. This year, many of them have been left without the support of reputable international companies. How have lawyers adapted to the emergency? What new brands have entered the market? How should …

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Moral Code. The Supreme Court Has Assessed Moral Suffering / New Prospect

The Russian Supreme Court is ready to confirm citizens’ right to compensation for any physical or mental suffering. The court’s guidance is intended to protect Russians from the arbitrary actions of law enforcement and other officials but may end up restricting freedom of speech. Anna Zabrotskaya, a Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution Practice, shared …

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What you need to know about signing a contract. Special project / Yurist System

The Yurist System special project has solutions to all the controversial issues that come up when signing contracts: from the situation when the director is away from the office, to the problem of a contract being signed by an employee without a power of attorney. Yurist System experts collected questions from readers on the topic …

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Crash test for Themis: legal disputes and responsibility in the new reality / Forbes Russia

The business world’s usual mechanisms are falling apart. All involved, including lawyers, need to rebuild on the go. What is happening to the judicial practice now? How are business interests defended in international proceedings and why are lawyers at particular risk? Experts of three thematic sessions discussed these issues at the Federal Legal Forum. Andrei …

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Entrepreneurs in Finland report serious deterioration in local business prospects / Business FM St. Petersburg

A specialised association’s economic barometer shows the consumer confidence index in Finland fell to -17.5. This is despite the fact that the indicator was 2.5 in 2021, considered a bad year for the country’s economy. What can Russia and, in particular, St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, gain from this? Andrei Gusev, Managing Partner at …

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You Leave, But Your Business Stays in Russia: How to Find an Attorney / Article / RBC Pro

Not every business can be re-located: sometimes an entrepreneur leaves the country, handing over management to a representative. This is fraught with risks. Andrew Bezhan, PhD in law, a Counsel in the Dispute Resolution Practice at Nordic Star Law Offices, tells us what risks need to be considered to hand over a business to someone …

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