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Vladimir Efremov

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On May 11, 2022, the Russian Government adopted Decree No. 851 “On measures to implement Presidential Decree No. 252 dated May 3, 2022” (“Decree No. 851”). Decree No. 851: (i) introduced the list of designated persons; and (ii) supplemented the list of prohibited transactions with designated persons. The list of designated persons includes 31 energy companies incorporated in the EU, the US, the UK, Singapore and Switzerland. Notably, most of the designated persons are members…

On May 6, 2022, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade has set the list of products and product categories for which parallel imports into Russia are allowed (“List”). The List was adopted in implementation of Russian Government Resolution No. 506 of March 29, 2022, which allows the importation into Russia of genuine products put on the market by or with the consent of trademark owners elsewhere in the world and which tasked the Ministry…

On May 4, 2022, Russian President adopted Decree No. 254 “On interim procedures for the fulfilment of corporate finance obligations towards certain foreign creditors” (“Decree”). The Decree (1) established new restrictions on distribution of profits by limited liability companies, such as, for example, distribution of dividends (before this, the limitation only applied to distribution of dividends by joint stock companies); (2) clarified the application of some of the previously adopted restrictions. New restrictions on distribution…

On 3 May, President Putin signed Decree No. 252 on Russian countersanctions against individuals and entities of the countries which have imposed sanctions on Russia (“unfriendly states” in the Russian official terminology). In essence, this new Decree introduces the legal framework for blocking sanctions prohibiting: (i) Russian persons (comprising federal and regional state authorities, other state bodies, municipalities, organizations and individuals under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation) from entering into transactions with (or discharging…