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Paul Melling is an English solicitor, founding partner of Baker McKenzie’s Moscow and Almaty offices, and founder of the CIS offices’ pharmaceuticals and healthcare practice. He leads the CIS offices’ Compliance Practice Group and is a steering committee member of the Europe Compliance and Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare groups. He joined the London office in 1980 as a member of the East-West Trade Department, focusing on the COMECON countries of Eastern Europe, particularly the former USSR. He moved to Moscow in January 1989 and has spent over 24 years as a partner in the CIS. In 2009, he received the AIPM’s Distinguished Service Award for his contribution to the development of the Russian pharmaceuticals market.

Baker McKenzie’s newest report, Russia: Corporate Anti-Corruption Enforcement Trends, aims to provide both international companies operating in Russia and Russian businesses with an international footprint with practical and informative guidance on evaluating their corporate compliance programs. Focusing on the risks of prosecution under Russian law, this report will be particularly valuable…

Baker McKenzie’s newest report, Russia: Corporate Anti-Corruption Enforcement Trends, aims to provide both international companies operating in Russia and Russian businesses with an international footprint with practical and informative guidance on evaluating their corporate compliance programs. Focusing on the risks of prosecution under Russian law, this report will be particularly valuable…

The Russian government has adopted a series of important measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, in particular: the introduction of zero tariff rates for the importation of a number of medicines and medical devices; the approval of distance selling of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and medical devices. Distance selling means…

Baker McKenzie is pleased to present the following report on Russian corporate anti-corruption enforcement that will provide both international companies operating in Russia and Russian businesses with an international footprint with practical and informative guidance on evaluating their corporate compliance programs. Focusing on the risks of prosecution under Russian law,…

The Russian Ministry of Labour (“the Ministry”) issued three new sets of anti-corruption guidelines for companies: “Measures for Preventing Corruption at Organizations”1 “Memorandum on Establishing the Duties of Employees for Preventing Corruption, Employee Liability, and Incentive Programs”2 “Recommendations on the Procedure for Assessing Corruption Risks at Organizations”3 The new guidelines…