Russell Waters, WatersOAG Partner spoke on “A View of Russia by an American doing business there” event as part of the Mensa Annual Gathering 2018 in Indianapolis, USA. MENSA is an international high IQ society.
Issues including sanctions were discussed, taking into account the different perspective of East and West and how they affect political positions. Mr. Russell Waters relied on his many visits to Russia and the experience gained from the establishment of a law firm in Moscow, along with his extensive discussions with representatives from the Russia the United States and other countries.
According to the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 214 dated May 12, 2013, foreign nationals who arrive to Russia from 25 May 2018 to 25 July 2018 must be registered at the place of their stay within 3 days, instead of 1 day.
Special rules apply for the registration of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation during the period of the World Cup.
WatersOAG acted as the lead consultant for a pharmaceutical company with regard to foreign investments from Switzerland amounting to about 2 million US dollars (130 million rubles).
WatersOAG advised participants on key elements of the project, prepared documents, accompanied international signing, and coordinated the approval of investments with government agencies and subsequent registration with the necessary institutions.
The investment was one in a series of projects, in which WatersOAG provided comprehensive legal support for various Russian and foreign companies.