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Certain amendments to Finnish labor law were introduced in the beginning of the year. The changes that are related, in particular, to the conclusion and termination of employment relations add flexibility, but at the same time the obligations of companies that employ over 30 people...

In some countries, like Finland, the managing director or CEO of a company or corporation is not considered, from a legal point of view, an employee of the relevant company. The Russian labour law follows the other path and subjects the general director to the Russian...

In Russia, exploitation of foreign brands and trademarks is not yet very uncommon. Therefore, when expanding to or doing business in Russia, it is important to protect your brand by filing for registration of the key elements of the brand as trademarks or extending existing...

Even if Finland is a relatively safe country in terms of intellectual property rights and outright exploitation of a foreign brand is rare, foreign businesses that commence business operations in Finland should protect their brands in Finland with trademarks. There are basically three different ways...

Many foreign corporations and individuals that have planned to start businesses in Finland have considered the process for opening a bank account in a local bank overly complicated and time consuming. This is mainly because the Finnish banks have presented numerous questions concerning the company’s business...

To work in Russia, a foreigner is required to obtain a work permit from the Ministry of Inferior Affairs. The Russian law, i,e, the Federal Law No. 115-FZ of 25 July 2012 on the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation, provides for different...

Karoliina Kaihlanen joined our team 2.9.2015. Karoliina has completed her LL.M degree at the University of Helsinki and she has also been an exchange student at the Masaryk University in Czech. Prior to joining MK-Law, Karoliina gained work experience at other Finnish law firm specialized...

We are happy to inform that we have found a new office in St. Petersburg on the Moika Embankment. The address of the office is: Moika Embankment 58, lit. A, of. 408 190 000 St. Petersburg Russia The office is in the very center of the city just a...

A typical way to carry out business in another country or within another geographical territory is through so-called agents or distributors. By concluding an Agency Agreement (also referred to as Representation Agreements / Contracts) or a Distribution Agreement (also referred to as Reseller Agreements /...