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Alexander Bychkov

Alexander Bychkov is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Moscow office. Alexander Bychkov is the co-head of the Firm’s CIS Tax Practice Group and the head of the CIS International Trade and Customs group, which includes professionals working in the Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kyiv and Almaty offices. In addition, he is a member of the Firm’s Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare group. Since 2006 Mr. Bychkov has been consistently recognized as one of the leading professionals in the tax field within Russia and across the CIS. His practice is recognized by Chambers and International Tax Review.

Baker McKenzie’s Sanctions Blog published the alert titled Russia is considering criminal sanctions for executives of companies that take actions in order to implement foreign sanctions on 5 April 2022. Read the article via the link here. Please also visit our Sanctions Blog for the most recent updates.

On 28 January 2022, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs notified the representative office of the European Union about the expansion of the list of representatives of EU member states and institutions prohibited from entering the territory of the Russian Federation. The names of the banned persons did not become public. No economic sanctions have been imposed against them.

Baker McKenzie are pleased to invite you to two follow up webinars of 30 minutes focused specifically on the latest developments and operational considerations on the ground in Ukraine and in Russia. Webinar 1 – on 10 February 2022 – will focus on Ukraine and Webinar 2 – on 15 February 2022 – will focus on Russia.

On 2 December 2021, the Supreme Court of Russia ruled that Russian entities are not obliged to prove limited access to justice in foreign arbitration in order to refer disputes to Russian state arbitrazh courts. The mere fact that such Russian entities are subject to any sanctions should be enough for that purpose.