Selling a Russian Apartment, A Fiscal Perspective

 On 1 January 2019 new rules regarding taxes that must be paid when selling Russian property went into effect. That’s the reason I decided to update this blog post. This article is a sequel to my blog posts about the second-hand real estate market and the one about acquiring Russian under construction properties.  What is … Read moreSelling a Russian Apartment, A Fiscal Perspective

The sanctions against Russia and Russian countermeasures

On this Page: Introduction The EU Sanctions against Russia Competent Authorities The embargo on the import and export of arms to and from Russia Technical assistance Dual-use goods Financing military exports Restrictions on access to the capital market A special permit for exports of goods for the benefit of the oil and gas industry EU … Read moreThe sanctions against Russia and Russian countermeasures

Risks related to acquiring new residential real estate in Russia

Example of new real estate in Russia

Update July 17, 2019. Because of the amendments to the Law on Shared Construction Agreements, I have decided to publish a new blog post about the rules after this amendment has entered into force. Although the information in this blog post is no longer up to date, it still contains relevant information for understanding the … Read moreRisks related to acquiring new residential real estate in Russia

Risks of buying second-hand residential real estate in Russia

  With the weak ruble, many foreigners are looking with increased interest at the Russian real estate market. Indeed, there are pearls to be found. However, there are considerable risks attached to buying real estate in Russia. There are different risks for ‘second-hand real properties and for new properties. In this post, I name the … Read moreRisks of buying second-hand residential real estate in Russia

Russian Trademark Law

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The most important sources of Russian Trade Mark Law are the following: -Russian Civil Code -Executive orders (of Russian government, ministries and Rospatent) -Case Law -International Treaties (World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property, or TRIPS in short, Paris Convention for Protection of Industrial Property. Russia joined and is a party to … Read moreRussian Trademark Law