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15 February 2024
An overview of IP, digital and IT regulatory changes for business in 2023
Nextons experts have prepared an overview of the main changes in legislation and practice in the field of information technology, information security and intellectual property for 2023.
28 September 2023
Nextons acts as transaction counsel on a first-of-a-kind equity tender offer with respect to Magnit shares
Nextons team has acted as deal counsel to LLC “Magnit Alyans”, a wholly owned subsidiary of Magnit PJSC (“Magnit”), in connection with an equity tender offer with respect to ordinary shares in Magnit. The transaction resulted in the acquisition of nearly 21.5% of Magnit’s issued shares for an aggregate consideration equivalent to approximately RUB 48.5 billion from almost 200 sellers from more than 20 countries.
22 September 2023
Liability for the Propaganda and Demonstration of Non-Traditional Relationships: A Review of Judicial Practice and Legislative Changes
Nextons experts have prepared a brief summary of offences, evolving judicial practice and the criteria for classifying information as "promoting non-traditional sexual relationships and/or preferences" as established by the Roskomnadzor Order that came into effect on September 1, 2023
13 September 2023
Cases of Forfeiture by the Russian Federation of Shares (Interests) in “Strategic” Companies Due to Non-Compliance with Federal Law No. 57-FZ dated April 29, 2008
In the last year and a half, a line of Russian court decisions has been actively developing on the forfeiture of shares (interests) of companies “strategic to national defense and state security” by the Russian Federation due to non-compliance by their shareholders (controlling persons) with the requirements of Federal Law No. 57-FZ dated April 29, 2008 “On the Procedure for Making Foreign Investments in Business Entities of Strategic Importance to National Defense and State Security” (hereinafter, “Law No. 57-FZ”). The development of this line of court decisions was reflected in the amendments to Law No. 57-FZ, which entered into force on May 9, 2023. According to the amendments, invalidity of void transactions (actions) executed by a foreign investor intentionally in violation of Law No. 57-FZ may result in direct forfeiture by the Russian Federation of shares (interests) of the “strategic” company and its fixed production assets, or income derived by the parties as a result of such transactions (actions).
24 August 2023
Federal Law Adopted Allowing to Exclude “Unfriendly” Foreign Holding Companies from the Chain of Ownership of Russian Economically Significant Organizations

On August 4, 2023, Federal Law No. 470-FZ “On the Specifics of Regulation of Corporate Relations in Companies That Constitute an Economically Significant Organization” (hereinafter, the “Law”) was published. The Law introduces mechanisms to exclude “unfriendly” foreign holding companies from the chain of ownership of Russian Economically Significant Organizations (ESOs). The Law comes into force on September 4, 2023.