Model Charters Issued for Russian Limited Liability Companies

1 November 2018
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Key takeaways:
  • On 24 September 2018, the Russian Ministry of Economic Development published an order approving 36 model charters for limited liability companies, effective 24 June 2019.
  • The model charters aim to simplify the process of preparing and negotiating a charter and thereby reduce the related costs to the company’s members. However, the narrow range of corporate mechanisms covered by the charters and their variations is likely to significantly limit use of the model charters.
  • Companies that adopt a model charter and their members will need to monitor any amendments to the model charter that may subsequently be made by the Ministry of Economic Development so that if those changes are unacceptable to the members, the company can promptly either switch to a different model charter or adopt its own charter.