At the moment, the law obliges companies to pay only
10% of half of the market value of the company’s assets. Now the percentage
will increase to 15%, which will complicate the exit procedure – the new law
indicates that this percentage is paid from the full value of all company
assets. The bill applies only to residents from unfriendly countries who
previously conducted business on the territory of the Russian Federation.
The innovation is also related to the March 2023 law. Foreigners and foreign companies from unfriendly countries are obliged to sell companies at a discount of more than 90% – this significantly affects the benefits of the transaction. The update of the law already in force at that time suggests that now less than 10% of profits will remain in the hands of residents from unfriendly states.
The new version of the law was proposed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, one of the main participants in the government subcommittee that authorizes transactions with foreign persons. According to experts, the other participants are also likely to be guided by this decision.