Welcome to the regular SCHNEIDER GROUP newsletter with the selection of news and most important regional updates for Russia & the CIS in August-September 2021.
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Franchise Guide Russia

Which legislative and regulatory provisions govern franchising in Russia? Do they apply to foreign franchisors entering Russia? Are there any special regimes in specific sectors? Which bodies are responsible for enforcing the applicable laws and regulations and what powers they have?
Find the answers to these and many other questions in Franchise Guide Russia by Thomas Mundry, Partner, and Evgeniya Sinanova, Head of Commercial Law Practice, SCHNEIDER GROUP.
Need professional advice on franchising in Russia? – Get in touch!

SCHNEIDER GROUP – one of the main partners of the 6th Manufacturers Forum

For the 6th time in a row SCHNEIDER GROUP has become one of the main partners of the international Manufacturers Forum. Let’s meet on October, 28th in Frankfurt to jointly discuss modernization of manufacturing in Russia, influence of COVID-19 pandemic on localization projects and support measures for manufacturers in Russia, as well as main manufacturing digitalization trends.
Join industry-leaders like Drees & Sommer, Strabag, RSP International and others to have your word!
Have an interesting story to tell? – Become Forum speaker or partner!


High-performance digital marking of consumer goods in Russia

09.09 | 10:00 a.m. (GMT+3) | St. Petersburg and online | Russian

Join our business breakfast “Implementation of full-circle digital marking (L1-L5) solution” to learn more about:
   •    Requirements to full-circle marking solution for manufacturing, storage and sale of water, beer

law-alcoholic beverages and biologically-active supplements
   •    Integration of digital marking system with ERP, WMS and EDI systems
   •    Marking vs. traceability
Don’t miss the chance to get clarifications directly from the representatives of CRPT, the operator of the Russian nationwide track-n-trace system “Chestny ZNAK”!
Participation is free, pre-registration is required.

Legal and Practical Issues in Implementation of the GDPR, the German Federal Data Protection Act and the Russian Law on Personal Data 

09.09 | 11:00 a.m. (GMT+3) | online | Russian
International companies, present in several jurisdictions, have to comply not only with the requirements of the Russian personal data protection law, but also with the European GDPR.

  • What are the differences between Russian and German legislation on personal data protection?
  • When do Russian companies working in Germany have to comply with the requirements of the German legislation and vice versa?
  • How to mitigate legal risks in such situations?

Find out in our webinar!

Business opportunities in Russia for Canadian CleanTech and Energy companies

21.09 | 06:00 p.m. (GMT+3) | online | English
What is the current business outlook in Russia? What are the opportunities for Canadian companies in the Russian CleanTech and Energy sectors, arising from carbon emission reduction initiatives? What are the key initiatives by the Russian government in the waste management industry? How to choose between the available market entry options (direct export / remote market entry / various forms of legal presence)? Find out in our webinar.

Liability of the General Director in Russia – how to minimize risks

28.09 | 10:00 a.m. (GMT+3) | St. Petersburg | English
The role of the General Director in Russia is associated with extensive personal liability. Join us for a business-breakfast to learn more about types of liability and options to limit personal liability of the General Director of a Russian legal entity (such as delegation of duties, outsourcing, distributing risks between several General Directors). Participation is free, pre-registration is required.

Insolvency vs. Liquidation. Safe market-exit checklist 

29.09 | 10:00 a.m. (GMT+3) | online | English
What is the difference between insolvency and voluntary company liquidation procedures in Russia? What is the personal liability of the General Director in both scenarios? What are the risks for the company management and stakeholders? How to arrange a safe and risk-free market exit? Find out in our webinar and get a step-by-step guide on a safe company liquidation!

Tax incentives for industrial park residents and management companies 

30.09 | 2:30 p.m. | Moscow + online | Russian
Russian government offers a whole range of support measures for businesses. Join our seminar for the comparative review on available incentives and preferences. Government representatives will share latest updates on regional incentives. Ekaterina Lakatosh, Tax Team Leader, SCHNEIDER GROUP, will speak about tax preferences for residents of special economic zones and territories of preferential social-economic development.