Important Updates Concerning the Accreditation Procedure for Branches/ROs of Foreign Companies in Russia

February 03, 2015

The procedure for the accreditation of branches/representative offices of foreign companies (“Branches/ROs”) in Russia, as well as for obtaining the personal accreditation of foreign employees of such Branches/ROs, was effectively changed by Federal Law No. 106-FZ “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation”, which was signed by President Putin on May 5, 2014 and entered into force on January 1, 2015. Foreign companies operating in Russia by means of a Branch or RO will need to quickly adjust to, and comply with, this new procedure.

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