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Civil Code Reform on Companies

On 5 May 2014 the President signed Federal Law No. 99-FZ which introduces certain amendments to Chapter 4 of Part One of the Civil Code and removes certain provisions from Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation.

The Law introduces significant amendments to Chapter 4 of the Russian Civil Code on legal entities. In this update we discuss those amendments relating to: (i) the introduction of new types of companies; (ii) the procedure for expelling a participant form a company, restoring corporate control and bringing class actions by the company's participants; (iii) the obligation of the company to certify the decisions of the general meeting of the participants; (iv) the types of the company’s sole executive bodies; (v) certain aspects of the liability of the members of the company's management bodies; (vi) company reorganizations; and (vii) aspects of corporate agreements.

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