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Pharmaceutical and medical companies, being part of a dynamically growing sector of the economy affected by globalization, integration and abundant international regulation, face an ever-increasing range of legal issues.

Sameta’s services include the following:

  • Advising on transfer pricing, with account for specifics of price regulation in respect of various domestically produced and foreign drugs (whether included in Russia’s official list of essential medicines or not), and on compliance with the new tax rules applicable to pricing by pharmaceutical and medical companies
  • Advising on claiming back input VAT and booking of expenses on refurbishment (repair, restoration, modernization) and servicing of medical equipment for profit tax purposes
  • Development of and assistance implementing a system of separate accounting of operations subject to VAT and those not subject to (exempt from) tax
  • Advising pharmaceutical holdings on competition law (protection of competition), including analysis of transactions to assess proper disclosure and/or procurement of the necessary permits and approvals from government regulators
  • Advising pharmaceutical and medical companies on contract law, including lease agreements, shipping contracts and freight forwarding agreements; drafting and assessment of agreements from the standpoint of validity and other legal risks
  • Advising pharmaceutical and medical companies on regulation of the securities market, including the circulation of bonds and the legislation regulating promissory notes
  • Intellectual property disputes:
  • - Disputes involving service marks
    - False advertising
    - Franchising disputes



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