In the summer of 2009, the Russian legislative authorities amended the federal legislation in order to recognize the validity of agreements among shareholders of Russian joint-stock companies.  The Amendments recognize shareholders agreements as a special contractual type and list general issues which may be addressed in such agreements, basic legal restrictions, and disclosure requirements.  This Article outlines the most important provisions of the Amendments and analyzes the possibility of their successful use in practice.

The CJELO – Recent Developments In Russian Corporate Legislation