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  • Blog / Publications
    10 Factors to Identify the Loss of Loyalty by local Director. Russia.
    28 July 2021
    This article can be very helpful to the owners and head office top managers of the companies and branches operating in Russia. BBNP lawyers provided its own opinion about facts of violations and the cure which they face protecting the business interests of the shareholders.
  • Legal alerts
    Legal alerts
    23 June 2021
    In this issue:
    • New Amendments to the Tax Legislation.
    • The State Duma Adopted the Investment Protection Law.
    • The Federal Antimonopoly Service Will Get Access to the System for Monitoring Labeled Goods.
    • All Individual Entrepreneurs Have to Use Cash Registers from July 1, 2021.
    • Grounds for Refusing to Accept Tax Returns Are Introduced to the Tax Code.
    • Draft Law on Activities of Foreign IT Companies Introduced to the State Duma: What Russian Business Should Know in This Regard.
  • Legal alerts
    Legal alerts
    30 April 2021
    In this issue:
    • Foreign Companies Are Obliged to Provide Information about Their Members.
    • Single Tax Payment May Soon Be Imposed on Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs.
    • Denunciation of the Tax Treaty with the Netherlands.
    • Information about the Legal Entity's Name in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities Will Change Automatically.
    • Sick Pays May Be Exempt from Personal Income Tax.
    • The Term for Claiming for Non-Pecuniary Damage Has Been Stipulated in the Labor Code of the Russian Federation.
    • The Ministry of Labor Informs about the Recording and Payment of Non-Work Days in May 2021.
    • On the inclusion of dismissed workers in the vacation schedule.
  • Legal alerts
    Legal alerts
    26 March 2021
    In this issue:
    • Federal Tax Service Procedure to Inspect for Unjustified Tax Benefit.
    • Tougher Liability for Fire Safety Violations.
    • Suspension of Employee Has Not Received a COVID-19 Vaccination.
    • Labor Inspectorate: Answers to FAQs for February.
  • Legal alerts
    Legal alerts
    11 March 2021
    In this issue:
    • Comprehensive Changes in Tax Law.
    • Amendments to the Accreditation Procedure for Foreign Representative Offices and Branches.
    • RF Government Approved New Business Support Program FOT 3.0.
    • Digital Marking of Jewelry.
    • Mandatory audit in 2021.
  • Legal alerts
    Legal alerts
    18 February 2021
    BBNP team has prepared for you information on changes to legislation and law enforcement practice that we observe every day that will help explain current situation in business entities activities.
  • Blog
    Is It Legal for Employer to Require Mandatory Vaccination of Employee Against COVID-19?
    29 January 2021
    We are often contacted both by employees and employers asking the same question: whether it is legal for an employer to require employees to get vaccinated and whether employees can refuse, get a "medical exemption" from vaccination or otherwise avoid it? We have decided to clarify this issue.
  • Legal alerts
    Legal alerts
    27 January 2021
    BBNP team has prepared for you information on changes to legislation and law enforcement practice that we observe every day that will help explain current situation in business entities activities.
  • Projects
    Execution of Technological Connection to Electric Networks. Increase in Power Capacity
    26 January 2021
    BBNP lawyers completed the work on the technological connection of the Client to the power grids, and also formalized the increase in capacity.
  • Legal alerts
    Happy New Year!
    23 December 2020
    Dear colleagues, partners, clients and friends, we are glad that you were with us this year!
    This year was an extremely difficult one, and not everyone was able to overcome the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people have lost loved ones. It became clear to everyone how important it is to be there for their family and friends, especially in times of need...
  • Legal alerts
    Legal alerts
    21 December 2020
    BBNP team has prepared for you information on changes to legislation and law enforcement practice that we observe every day that will help explain current situation in business entities activities.
  • Events
    International Business Week in Ufa
    08 December 2020
    Maxim Barashev, Managing Partner of BBNP, will take part in the international forum of INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WEEK which will be held in Ufa from 8th to 11th of December 2020. Agenda topic: “Protection of investors' rights. Confidence in Decision Making”.
  • Legal alerts
    Legal alerts
    01 December 2020
    BBNP team has prepared for you information on changes to legislation and law enforcement practice that we observe every day that will help explain current situation in business entities activities.
  • Blog
    Specifics of Member's Withdrawal from a Limited Liability Company
    24 November 2020
    Question at hand: A limited liability company has four founders; the company has been lying idle for a long time. Three out of four founders are ready to sell/give away their membership interest or withdraw from the company. However, the fourth founder does not show any interest and does not give feedback.
  • Projects
    Defence of a Company in Dispute on a Transaction Invalidation
    17 November 2020
    Our client received a request to refund moneys received for the supplied equipment. The reason for the request was that the Buyer of the equipment began to meet the signs of insolvency (bankruptcy), and receivership was introduced against it. The receiver appointed to conduct the bankruptcy process filed a claim to challenge the debtor's transactions.
  • Legal alerts
    Legal alerts
    12 November 2020
    BBNP team has prepared for you information on changes to legislation and law enforcement practice that we observe every day that will help explain current situation in business entities activities.

    We monitor changes daily and provide our clients with proven solutions.
    For clarifications, please contact our specialists.
  • Projects / Corporate
    Bank account of a foreign company in the Russian Federation
    09 November 2020
    Is it possible to open and is it worth opening an account for a foreign company if it is not yet planning to enter the Russian market? What are the advantages?
  • Blog
    How to Properly Formalize Business with Partner to Avoid Conflicts
    02 November 2020
    In my practice, I often deal with shareholder disputes. How is it that most partnerships subsequently fail or at the very least the relationship between the partners become impaired? Let's try to understand why this happens and how it can be avoided.
  • Legal alerts
    Legal alerts
    14 October 2020
    The BBNP team has prepared for you the information on changes in Russian legislation and legal practice that we observe every day and that determine how business entities are now operating.

    We monitor changes daily and provide our clients with proven solutions.
    For clarifications, please contact our specialists.
  • Blog
    Risks of Employers and Employees in Case of Transitioning Employees to Working from Home. Decree of the Mayor of Moscow No. 97-UM of 06/10/2020
    09 October 2020
    Decree of the Mayor of Moscow raises questions in relation to the norms of labour law and legislation on the processing of personal data, and also creates risks for employees and especially for employers.
  • Blog
    In Which Case Tender Can Be Run Again
    17 September 2020
    In which case can one hold different tenders for two identical items to be procured? I found two absolutely identical items to be purchased but under different numbers. One purchase was closed four days before opening the second one; in both cases, a sealed-bid auction was held. Question: how can this be explained and what are the options?
  • Blog
    On Risks of Including the Provisions of Law in Contracts
    17 August 2020
    I often see mandatory rules of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation in lease agreements. As practice shows, such references are fraught with more problems than solutions to controversial issues. This security is rather imaginary and overloads the contract. Why is that?
  • Projects
    Representation of Creditor's Interests in Bankruptcy Proceedings
    16 June 2020
    BBNP specialists successfully recovered the debt through the bankruptcy proceedings. The debtor's transactions made in previous periods were invalidated, and the assets were returned to the bankruptcy estate.
  • Commercial
    Issues of Non-Performance Under Supply Contracts During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    27 May 2020
    BBNP specialists have successfully resolved disputes over compliance with contracts on behalf of both Clients and counterparties in a pre-trial procedure.
  • Litigation. Arbitration
    Employees Working During the COVID-19 Quarantine Period (non-working days)
    14 April 2020
    How can employees continue to work under high alert mode conditions not violating the law? BBNP specialists have developed a set of measures for their Clients.
  • Litigation. Arbitration
    Advice on Self-Isolation During the Coronavirus Outbreak
    08 April 2020
    In connection with the coronavirus, the government has taken a number of measures to restrict the rights of citizens and to introduce a self-isolation regime in various cities of Russia. BBNP clients faced serious difficulties in terms of satisfying these requirements and sought for daily legal support.
  • Legal opinions
    Is it Possible to Cooperate with a Company Included into the Sanction List?
    17 March 2020
    The lawyers provided a foreign Client with an opinion regarding the possibility of working with a banking institution of the Russian Federation included into the sanction list. Regulatory acts were analyzed, risks and consequences were assessed.
  • Legal opinions
    Regional Investment Project: Tax Issues
    10 March 2020
    BBNP lawyers helped the Russian subsidiary of a large Finnish company to correctly determine the tax regime to be applied in the process of implementation of a regional investment project.
  • Legal outsourcing
    Business Advice: Gas Pipeline Construction
    15 February 2020
    BBNP specialists advised a foreign construction company on a project related to laying a gas pipeline: approval of a supply contract and a construction contract, advising on the organization of the working process, approval and advising on current issues, obtaining permits, solving migration issues, accounting and HR support.