Legislation overviews

ANNOUCEMENT OF EVENTS

15.10.2009
Semion Epshtein, Managing Partner at Padva & Epshtein, will attend the 5th Expert 400 Annual Forum of large businesses: “Who creates the economy of Russia”. He will participate in roundtable discussion “Land use and land market: development potential” and deliver a talk about defective land titles and re-distribution of the land market in the current economic crisis.

EVENTS OF THE WEEK

The Mayor to deal with special free economic zones
The Ministry of the Economic Development is to become the legal successor of the Federal Agency for the management of the special free economic zones and is expected to take over its obligations arising out of the performance of court decisions.

Will cultural monument remain?
The dispute about privatization of land occupied by a cultural monument – archaeological object – has been resolved in favour of the business.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Face to face with a legal person
The President of the Russian Federation has approved the Concept for the reform of the legislation on legal entities and has ordered to prepare draft bills by the middle of 2010.

Time to part with land?
The President of the Russian Federation has instructed the government to prepare within a month a draft bill which would provide for confiscation of agricultural land not used for its target purpose.

BILLS

Beer: vote or lose
A new bill seeks to equate beer to alcohol.

Winter has suddenly arrived
Sergey Shmatko, the Energy Minister, has said that those who fail to pay for heat and electricity may face criminal prosecution.

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