Photo Report – WatersOAG Round Table on July 6, 2018

WatersOAG thanks participants of the round table held on July 6, 2018!

Photo Report – WatersOAG Roundtable on May 18, 2018

WatersOAG thanks participants of the round table held on 18/05/2018!

Changes in Migration Registration for non-Russian Citizens During the 2018 FIFA World Cup

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.

Legal Assistance for Companies Suffering from the Mass Blockage of IP Addresses by Roskomnadzor

Since mid-April, Roskomnadzor (Russian Communications Control Authority) has blocked millions of IP addresses in an effort to block the messenger service “Telegram”.

As a result, a large number of innocent companies’ IP addresses were affected, leading to business losses.

WatersOAG provides legal support to companies whose services remain blocked or who are considering the possibility of seeking compensation for losses due to actions by a government agency.

WatersOAG Advises Swiss on 2 Million USD Investment in Russian Pharmaceutical Company

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.

Photo Report – WatersOAG Round Table on April 20, 2018

WatersOAG thanks participants of the round table held on 20/04/2018!

Migration Registration for non-Russian Citizens During the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Foreign nationals (non-Russian citizens) who have crossed Russian border in the following cities: Volgograd, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, St. Petersburg, Saransk and Sochi (the 2018 FIFA World Cup FIFA) from 25 May 2018 to 25 July 2018 must be registered at the place of temporary stay or constant residence within 3 days. Either the host party, or the foreign citizen personally must complete the registration at the local office of Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Foreign nationals staying at hotels shall seek such registration from the hotels.

These regulations do not apply to foreign nationals who are members of the World Cup, the Confederations Cup, nor do the regulations apply to representatives of FIFA, subsidiaries of FIFA, the confederations and national football associations which are included in the list of FIFA organizations.

The new registration rules are introduced according to Russian Presidential Decree No. 202 “On peculiarities of application of enhanced security measures in the Russian Federation during the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup” dated May 9, 2017.

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