Pharma and medical devices market regulation in Russia

05 September | 10:00am-11:30am (Moscow time) | 9:00am – 10:30am (CEST) | online webinar
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Language: English

About the event

The pharmaceutical market is considered one of the fastest growing in terms of innovation and yet very conservative in terms of marketing.

Various digital initiatives and the gradual digitalization of the pharmaceutical industry in Russia - such as the Data Matrix traceability and labelling system, the development of e-commerce, the expansion of the range of medicines that can be purchased online or new medical devices for consumer health - mean that relevant legislation needs updating. 

In addition, pharmaceuticals and medical devices remain one of the least impacted sectors in terms of current restrictions on international trade, and manufacturers and suppliers continue to ship goods, although they are obliged to take account of the new reality and adapt to changing trading conditions.

Starting from the pandemic, the Russian authorities continue to respond rapidly to new challenges and to support the pharmaceutical industry.

In our event, SCHNEIDER GROUP experts will be shedding light on the following agenda:


1.  Promotion of medical devices and pharmaceuticals: important legal aspects

  •   Advertisement of pharmaceutical and medical devices

  •   Interaction with pharmacies and medical staff

  •   Remote sales of pharmaceuticals

2.  Tax questions of promotion of goods on pharma market

  •   Tax implications of marketing expenses: bonuses, marketing and advertising services fees,

  •   Proper documenting of marketing and advertising expenses, controversial issues in practice

3.  Regulation of the medical devices and pharmaceutical market in the Russian Federation

  •   Registration certificates according to national legislation and the transition to registration under the unified rules of the Eurasian Economic Union                              

  •   Labeling of medicines and medical devices

  •   Licensing

4.  Q&A

About speakers

Ekaterina Lakatosh
Head of Tax Practice, SCHNEIDER GROUP Moscow
Ekaterina joined SCHNEIDER GROUP in 2017 as senior tax expert. She has in-depth knowledge in value-added tax, corporate taxation, foreign currency control, and international tax structuring, including double taxation treaties.  She has over 20 years of experience.

Ekaterina specialises in supporting SCHNEIDER GROUP’s customers during tax audits, in tax dispute resolution, and in comprehensive tax due diligence. International and Russian companies from pharmaceutical, construction, consulting, insurance, retail, and IT industries rely on Ekaterina’s professional expertise.
Anastasia Kostyukovskaya
Import Business Development Manager, SCHNEIDER GROUP Moscow

Anastasia joined SCHNEIDER GROUP in 2021. She supervises import and certification projects. Prior to joining SCHNEIDER GROUP, she spent more than 6 years ensuring the supplies of international equipment and IT solutions and innovative industrial security equipment from a German manufacturer to Russia.

Anastasia has extensive experience in establishing business relationships with international partners from Europe and Asia.

Ilya Gerasimov
Senior Associate, SCHNEIDER GROUP Moscow

Ilya joined SCHNEIDER GROUP in 2021 as a legal advisor. In 2022, he was promoted to senior counsel, providing legal support for the commercial activities of SCHNEIDER GROUP clients in Russia. He is a competent and qualified professional with more than 8 years of experience.

His fields of specializations are legal preparation, structuring and negotiation of civil law contracts of various types, negotiation, claims work and risk assessment, as well as in the regulation of issues related to intellectual property. Companies from various economic sectors such as manufacturing, financial and pharmaceutical companies trust Ilya to represent their interests.


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