Denuo has advised Smart Service, a Russian operator led by Konstantin Kotov and Andrey Oskolkov, on the acquisition of KFC’s business in Russia from Yum! Brands, a US fast food corporation. Mr Kotov and Mr Oskolkov already own Food Service, a Russian operator of more than 40 KFC franchise restaurants.
Denuo announces the appointment of Vladislav Arkhipov as Intellectual Property counsel in St Petersburg.
Denuo received 24 firm ratings in the 2022 Legal Market Leaders guide. The ratings are based on multistage research by Kommersant, Russia’s leading publishing house.
The recently introduced draft law that has just been introduced in the State Duma of the Russian Federation proposes to provide for the possibility of allocating shares in the exclusive right to intellectual property assets and to create a mechanism for the disposal of such shares. These amendments, if enacted, may have a significant impact on the structuring of joint ventures and on the early phases of structuring relationships between the founders of technology companies. They may also affect the structuring of M&A transactions where intellectual property plays a major role.
On 1 September 2023, the provisions of more than 600 federal laws became effective. Our team has analysed the major regulatory changes in the intellectual property and technology area.
Amendments to the Federal Law “On non-profit organisations”: are there any challenges for software developers and open source?
At the end of summer 2023, amendments to Federal Law