Russian Legal Update

June 14, 2011
The latest edition of Russian Legal Update from Dechert’s Russia Practice kicks off with an article examining recent developments in visa and immigration regulations in Russia that have led to a doubling of visas issued to skilled foreign specialists and highly qualified professionals since July 2010. The other topics discussed are the adoption of a mediation framework in Russia, which could reduce the burden on the Russian judicial system; how careful advance planning can help to minimize the impact of the U.S. estate tax on residents of countries with which the U.S. does not have a transfer tax treaty, including Russia; an overview of Russian competition law including recent legislative developments and enforcement practice; and recent news from the Moscow office.