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Goltsblat BLP is the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP). Goltsblat BLP was established at the beginning of 2009 as a result of a merger between one of the biggest teams of Russian lawyers* and a major UK law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP).

Goltsblat BLP is a unique offering on the Russian legal market, because of its widely recognised local law capabilities and strong English law-related capabilities, which are in increasing demand by the firm's clients.

The core of the firm is formed by a well-established Russian team with exceptional local law capabilities, extensive knowledge of the local markets and over 15-years' practical experience.

Today, with a team of over 90 Russian and English-qualified lawyers based in Moscow, Goltsblat BLP is one of the biggest international law firms in Russia/CIS.

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Russia amends laws on foreign investment in 'businesses of importance for national security'

Russia has amended its law on foreign investment in businesses of "strategic importance for national defence and security". In this briefing, Goltsblat BLP takes a closer look at the details of these changes.

Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 11 December 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

Expanded list of cases when a construction permit is not required in the Moscow region

Moscow Region Law No.124/2014-OZ, on establishing cases when a permit for construction in the Moscow region is not required, came into force as of 26 October. This Goltsblat BLP briefing sets out the instances in which no construction permit is now required in the Moscow region.

Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 03 December 2014 | Practice Area: Gas

New Russian law substantially restricts foreign control over media

A new Russian law has been signed and published which will substantially restrict foreign control over the country's media. The law will come into force on 1 January 2016 - in this briefing, Goltsblat BLP looks at the details.

Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 27 October 2014 | Practice Area: Corporate reorganisation

New law on foreign accounts of Russian residents - implications for corporate and private clients

New Russian laws have extended the list of transactions the income from which can be credited to foreign accounts (including deposit accounts) of Russian residents. This measure should reduce the currency control risks borne by Russian residents using personal accounts opened with non-Russian banks.

Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 26 September 2014 | Practice Area: Financial Reporting

Temporary workers in Russia - a look at the draft law on prohibition of contract labour

Russia's Draft Law On Prohibition of Contract Labour, which was approved earlier this year, contains many provisions which are likely to cause difficulties for employers and recruitment agencies. In this briefing, Goltsblat BLP looks at the main provisions in the law and the likely next steps.

Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 15 August 2014 | Practice Area: Termination of Contract

An overview of competition law in Russia

This Goltsblat BLP article offers an overview of competition law in the Russian Federation, tackling subjects such as merger control rules, jurisdictional triggering events and thresholds, and the applicable procedures and timetables.

Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 04 August 2014 | Practice Area: Financial Reporting

An overview of commercial real estate in Russia

This briefing offers an overview of Russia's commercial real estate market, looking at the main trends and the most significant deals. Other subjects covered include the structures commonly used by investors, the main stages and documents in real estate deals, and seller's liability to the buyer.

Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 25 July 2014 | Practice Area: Rights over land

The new tax environment in Russia - will courts continue mistreating double tax treaties?

Double tax treaty protection can provide significant tax savings for foreign investors operating in Russia, but enforcing such tax treaty provisions can present challenges. This Goltsblat BLP briefing highlights recent examples of adverse case law interpretations of double tax conventions.

Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 21 November 2013 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

Russia's anti-piracy law - a new weapon in the fight against copyright infringement

Russia's new anti-piracy law, which introduced sweeping legislative changes to intellectual property rights protection, has been in effect for several weeks and is already the subject of heated debate. In this briefing, Goltsblat BLP assesses the new law from more than just a legal standpoint.

Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 03 October 2013 | Practice Area: Trademarks

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The changing face of Russian M&A: new global realities

Goltsblat BLP provides an overview of their latest book "A Case Study Guide to M&A Transactions in Russia". The guide covers the full M&A process in Russia, from the initial negotiations and heads of terms, right the way through to completion and post-completion matters.

Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 11 July 2013 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

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