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Franchising in Russia – myth or reality?


Getting the Deal Through, a competent international edition for corporate lawyers and practitioners published a material on the perspectives of franchising in Russia drawn up by the experts of the Law Firm "YUST": Partner Evgeny Zhilin, Partner, Advocate, Doctor-at-Law Anna Kotova-Smolenskaya, Advocate Denis Shumskiy. They gave detailed answers to the following questions:

  • What forms of business entities are relevant to the typical franchisor;
  • What laws govern the matters of formation, operation, offer and sale, refusal to renew and termination of a franchise;
  • Restrictions and requirements to foreign companies and investors in Russia;
  • Russian national laws and regulations affecting the nature, amount or payment of fees.

The publication describes the problems of tax, labor and copyright law as well as the regime of confidentiality.

It will be interesting for the readers, how the Russian legislation on competition protection affects franchising, what dispute settlement procedures are more efficient and what court practice has formed during the recent years.

The publication is available here: .

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