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GRATA International receives China Business Law Awards
GRATA International was recognized for its remarkable performance on projects in 2016 and outstanding results in “Energy&Natural Resources ” category. Read more:
PUBLICATIONS
Aviation Law 2017: Kazakhstan

GRATA International contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide series - Aviation Law 2017 with the chapter on Kazakhstan. The publication that provides analysis of legal aspects of aviation law in a useful comparative Q&A format, originally appeared at: https://www.iclg.co.uk/practice-areas/aviation-law/aviation-law-2017/kazakhstan
Main changes and amendments to the Tax Code of Kazakhstan

GRATA International provides you with a brief tax alert on main changes and amendments to the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan on taxes and other obligatory payments to the budget (the Tax Code) effective 2017.  Read more:
Recent changes in the customs legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Major changes included: transfer of rates of customs fees in the national currency, introduction of changes to EAEU FEACN, the decisions on classification of goods under EAEU FEACN adopted by the Eurasian economic commission.  Read more:
New administrative liability measures for violation of the legislation on personal data processing in Russia

On 27 January 2017, the State Duma passed in the final reading the bill aimed at enhancing the administrative liability for violation of the procedure for collection, storage, use or dissemination of information on citizens (personal data) established by the Russian Federation..  Read more:
Administrative liability for the failure to meet the obligation to block internet resources in Russia

The Federation Council approved the draft federal law "On the Introduction of Amendments to the Code of the Russian Federation on Administrative Offences", which establishes the administrative liability for a failure by an Internet provider to perform the obligation to limit or resume access to the information on the basis of the data received from Roskomnadzor.  Read more:
Changes in the rules of subsidising the clinical trials of implantable medical devices in Russia

The changes are aimed at enhancing the incentives to Russian manufacturers for the development of implantable medical devices and accelerating their market launch.  Read more:
NEWS AND EVENTS
Meeting on Regional Energy Cooperation in Asia (RECA) in Hong Kong

The event brought together experts from academia, government representatives, energy business executives and partners from leading international law firms to exchange views and showcase expertise on the policy objectives of the “Belt and Road” initiative and its implications across Eurasia. Among the speakers at the event was Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner at GRATA International, who talked about the regulation of FDI and energy security in Kazakhstan.  Read more:

For more information on the event and participants:  
http://www.energycharter.org/what-we-do/events/13th-meeting-on-regional-energy-cooperation-in-asia-reca/

Download presentation of Shaimerden Chikanayev here
Eurasian Antitrust Forum
 
On 16 – 17 February 2017, Almaty has hosted the Annual Eurasian Antitrust Forum, organised by Centre of Development and Protection of Competition Policy JSC,  Association of Competition and Commodity Markets Development (Astana, Kazakhstan) and Competition Support in the CIS Non-Commercial Partnership (Moscow, Russia). GRATA International has been represented at the event by Aliya Zhumekenova, Senior Lawyer. 
Cyber Security Forum 2017 in Moscow, Russia

The round-tables discussions covered recent changes in the regulation of information security and protection of personal data, in particular, the 'Yarovaya Package' and a draft federal law on the Big Data being developed, as well as the peculiarities of the inspections by Roskomnadzor of personal data operators. Yana Dianova, Director of the Corporate and Commercial Law Department, GRATA International (Moscow office), took part in the Cyber Security Forum 2017 on 7 February 2017 in Moscow. Read more:
United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) annual conference in Washington, DC

2017 USACC Annual Conference was themed: “Looking Ahead: Diplomacy, Business, Trade & Investment” and dedicated to celebration of 25th anniversary of United States-Azerbaijan diplomatic relations. The event brought together 38 distinguished speakers, over 250 participants representing American and Azerbaijani government agencies and companies, leading American think-tanks, international organizations, America’s Fortune 500 companies, large investment banks and funds as well as members of diplomatic corps. GRATA International's representative in the USA, Zulfiya Akchurina participated in the event.  Read more:
GRATA International participates in business events in Azerbaijan
 

In February 2017 Baku hosted a number of events, which were attended by lawyers of GRATA International.  Read more:

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