The International Bar Association European Regional Forum will hold its Central-Eastern Europe Regional Conference in Warsaw, entitled Opportunities and Challenges that Growing Businesses Face in Selected New EU Member States: Perspectives for the Future
More than 2,000 delegates from 51 countries took part in the 2nd St Petersburg International Legal Forum in May 2012, under the auspices of the Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation.
A bill that would introduce sweeping changes in the Russian Civil Code—affecting the law of obligations, corporate law, civil rights, inheritance and other areas—had its first reading in the State Duma on 27 April 2012.
Amendments to the Business Freedom Act and the Treasury Fees Act concerning establishment and registration of foreign representative offices in Poland went into effect on 1 January 2012.
The country’s strengths include a large, strong market, a skilled workforce, and political stability. The main barriers are the inflexible employment law, unclear tax regulations, and difficulties in seeking investment incentives.