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december, 2017

Greetings from all the team at MGAP!

NY MGAP 2018

september, 2017

FIFA 2018 World Cup: advertising restrictions

Any major sporting event is always a good opportunity for advertising activity.

Undoubtedly, as the 2018 FIFA World Cup is coming up, and as its final part will be held in Russia, the legal aspects of advertising associated with this event become especially relevant.

Due to this, local legislation in this part shall be brought into conformity with the requirements of FIFA, which is an important requirement for conducting any FIFA events in the country which is hosting the Championship.

Yuriy Korchuganov, MGAP Partner, has prepared a memorandum about it.

august, 2017

Liquidation as a means of resolving corporate conflict

Since 2014, in cases where corporate conflict blocks a company's activities, Russian law has allowed company members to demand the company's judicial liquidation.

Before the change in the law a company undergoing extended internal corporate conflict was virtually doomed to bankruptcy, and company members were liable for huge material losses. The situation has now changed.

Liquidation as a means of resolving conflict can bring corporate disputes to an end at an early stage and allow property to be distributed between company members after any settlements with creditors.

Pavel Shaydurov, MGAP Head of Tax and Corporate Practice, and Denis Zverev, MGAP Junior Associate, have prepared a memorandum about it.

april, 2017

The Legal 500 in their 2017 editions praised MGAP for our excellent reputation

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We are proud to announce that the Internationally-renowned legal rating organisation, the Legal 500, have once again, in their 2017 edition, praised MGAP for our excellent reputation in technology, media & telecom as well as M&A, corporate and commercial in Russia.

The Legal 500 referred to MGAP as follow: “MGAP Attorneys at Law’s ‘highly competent’ team has ‘great problem-solving capacity’ and ‘effectively manages a vast array of tasks’.

Yuriy Korchuganov and Anna Alekseeva, MGAP junior partners, have been awarded with a recommendation.

We think that’s pretty incredible and would like to take this opportunity to thank our great clients & partners for their references and really cool projects!

december, 2016

A short overview and MGAP comments concerning the dispute ‘Roscomnadzor vs Linkedin Corporation’

On 30 November 2016 Moscow city court published its reasoned judgment explaining why the Russian authorities (Roscomnadzor) will be blocking LinkedIn in Russia. 

The case shows that processing Russian citizens' personal data without the localization of databases on the territory of Russia is a key point of the claim. Since the localization rule is formulated clearly, the court's decision is to be expected.

The references to the multi-jurisdictional nature of the activity of an international social media were not accepted by the Russian courts, which is something that other online sources collecting the personal data of Russian users without meeting localization rule should take into account. 

Yuriy Korchuganov, MGAP Junior Partner (TMT Practice), and Natalia Menshenina, MGAP Associate, have prepared a short overview and comments concerning this dispute.

november, 2016

The Investigatory Powers Bill

In mid November 2016 the UK Parliament passed the Investigatory Powers Bill. The above-mentioned Bill expands the authorities of the British security services and police force to track, trace and hack communications made through the Internet, telephone and messaging services. 

A similar bill was passed by the Russian Parliament earlier this year (in June 2016).

We tend to think that this is an international trend to control the Internet in the fight against terrorism and probably will soon become the standard of privacy regulations worldwide. 

Pavel Shaydurov, MGAP Associate, has prepared a short overview concerning this Bill.

A short overview and MGAP comments concerning the dispute ‘Roscomnadzor vs Linkedin Corporation’

In August 2016 Tagansky Court of Moscow made a judgement to Roscomnadzor (the Russian regulator in the sphere of personal data) and ruled to block access in Russia to the leading business social network LinkedIn for breaching Russian legislation on personal data. 

Yuriy Korchuganov, MGAP Junior Partner, Head of TMT Practice, and Natalia Menshenina, MGAP Associate, have prepared a short overview and comments concerning this dispute.

october, 2016

Legal business in Russia

Sergei Grachev, MGAP founder and Managing Partner, shares his views on legal business opportunities and challenges in Russia. The interview with Sergei Grachev is available on the Law Society's website.

april, 2016

The Legal 500 in their 2016 edition, praised MGAP for our excellent reputation

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We are proud to announce that the Internationally-renowned legal rating organisation, Legal 500, have once again, in their 2016 edition, praised MGAP for our excellent reputation in TMT (Technology, Media & Telecom), M&A, Corporate and Commercial in Russia.
Yuriy Korchuganov, Head of our TMT practice, has been awarded with a recommendation. 

We think that’s pretty incredible and would like to take this opportunity to thank our great clients & partners for their references and really cool projects.

september, 2015

The Projects Market of the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo

Olga Gracheva gave a presentation as an expert at the Projects Market of the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo.