This is our first edition of Morgan Lewis Spark, a quarterly update highlighting new and amended Russian legislation of importance to companies operating in the Russian energy and mining sectors.
During the first quarter of 2020, there have been a number of important legislative changes, including the new Investment Code and multiple legislative acts addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19). There is also a lot of legislation in the pipeline, including changes the Gas Export Law and changes to Associated Mineral Licensing.
The next edition of Morgan Lewis Spark will be published following the end of the second quarter. We will continue to watch for legislative developments, with particular interest as to the COVID-19 business support and the implementation of the OPEC+ agreements.