Alexander Bychkov


On 16 December 2019, the Russian Government signed Resolution No. 1685, which expanded an import ban with respect to Ukrainian goods.

The list of banned goods initially introduced by Resolution of the Russian Government No. 1716-83 dated 29 December 2018now includes cornstarch, glucose and fructose, a number of medical goods (such as medical stoppers, hot-water bags, ball syringes), radiators, central-heating boilers and waste paper.  These goods are prohibited from entering Russia if they (i) originate from Ukraine, (ii) are supplied from Ukraine, or (iii) have been in transit through the territory of Ukraine.

On August 15, 2019 the Russian President issued Decree No. 388, establishing a special record-keeping regime for ownership rights over the securities of particular issuers.  According to Decree No. 388, if a person who holds more than 1% of the issuer’s voting shares requests information about other shareholders from the registrar, the registrar provides such information excluding the information on sanctioned Russian shareholders, if any.  This would apply only if the issuer has notified the…

Russia has introduced additional sanctions against Ukraine, including banning the export of oil and oil products. Governmental Resolution No. 460-25, adopted on 18 April 2019 with immediate effect, sets out the following new Russian sanctions on Ukraine: Further extends the list of banned imports introduced by Resolution No. 1716-83. The list, which initially included agricultural products, raw materials, food products, industrial goods and certain personal hygiene products, now also covers certain engineering products, light industry…