Doing business in Russia
A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Russia.
Update on sanctions
|On 21 December 2017 the European Council prolonged economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy until 31 July 2018. For the latest guidance check EU sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis page on the European Union website.|
Ease of Doing Business in the Russian Federation
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.
Russia company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.
Overseas Business Risk - Russia
Report from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. It includes economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.
Doing Business in Russia
Guide prepared by a local firm within the UHY network which provides an overview of the relevant issues to consider when establishing a business in this country. This publication is current at January 2018.
Doing Business in Russia
A business guide from Baker & McKenzie which helps companies understand the economic, legal and regulatory structures of Russia. Published in 2018.
Doing Business in Russia
Guide prepared by Moore Stephens member firms on doing business with or in this country. It also provides useful information for those living and working in Russia either temporarily or permanently. Published in November 2017.
Doing Business in Asia Pacific
Guide prepared by Moore Stephens member firms on doing business with or in this region, covering Russia. It also provides useful information for those living and working in Russia either temporarily or permanently. Published in May 2018.
Doing business and investing in the Russian Federation
Guide from PwC, which features chapters on the Russian economy and business climate, taxation, the legal and accounting system and labour relations. Updated in 2017.
On our Exporting to Russia page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.
European Corporate Governance Institute
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) aims to provide 'a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice'. The ECGI website also provides a directory of national Corporate Governance Codes, Principles & Recommendations.
Russian Corporate Governance Roundtable
Forum established by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Publications include a White Paper on Corporate Governance and progress reports.
Russian Institute of Directors
The professional body offers information, in Russian only, on corporate governance topics, including news and the National Corporate Governance Rating.
Law and regulation
Doing Business law library
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.
The float guide: How to float a company on the Russian Securities Exchange
Overview prepared by the International Bar Association describing the process for initial public offering (IPO) by companies. The guide explains the steps involved and offers a typical timetable.
Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Summaries cover:
- the legal system
- foreign investment
- business vehicles
- intellectual property
- marketing agreements
- data protection
- product liability.
International debt collection handbook
Detailed guide compiled by Atradius looking at debt collection procedures, legislation and culture across 35 countries, including a profile of this jurisdiction. Profiles include information on the amicable phase, legal procedures, enforcement, insolvency proceedings and arbitration and mediation.
Forums and support networks
Russo-British Chamber of Commerce
A forum for business people to network and encourage best practice, trade and investment between Britain and Russia.
Embassies and consulates
Articles and books in the Library collection
The Business Operations in... series from Bloomberg BNA provides expert guidance on the tax aspects of expanding and operating businesses abroad.
Business Operations in Russia
Analysis of the business environment in Russia, focusing on: the economy and government, operating a business, forms of doing business, principal taxes and taxation of domestic corporations.
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