Partner of You & Partners, Evgenia Zusman spoke on the PPP trends for 2019
16.01.2019

Partner of You & Partners, Evgenia Zusman spoke on the PPP trends for 2019

The Partner at You & Partners, Evgenia Zusman commented for the Russian Business Guide portal on the peculiarities of PPP mechanisms and concessions in Russia, as well as the trends in that area for 2019.

In her comment, Evgenia made a point that for the moment there are two key models of projects in the sphere of public-private partnership in the Russian Federation, being different business legal structures under 224-FZ (PPP / MPP agreements) and under 115- FZ (concession agreements). 
Alliance of You & Partners and P&P Unity in PPP consulting market: new areas of cooperation in 2019
10.01.2019

Alliance of You & Partners and P&P Unity in PPP consulting market: new areas of cooperation in 2019

In 2018, You & Partners and P&P Unity implemented a variety of joint projects in the field of PPP and concessions in the format of a single project office. The effective cooperation result, successful development of competencies and expansion of resources, along with expanded customer support and service package, formed the foundation for the decision on interaction of the two companies on a permanent partnership basis.

Evgenia Zusman spoke at the Interdepartmental Conference “Financing the Health System” (Finzdrav 2018)
18.12.2018

Evgenia Zusman spoke at the Interdepartmental Conference “Financing the Health System” (Finzdrav 2018)

On 18 December 2018, the Partner of You & Partners, Evgenia Zusman, made a presentation on “Experience in implementing PPP projects and concession projects in the field of medicine. Problems and directions of changes in PPP and concession legislation” within the framework of the breakout session 4 of the Interdepartmental Conference “Financing the Health System” (Finzdrav 2018).

In her speech, Evgenia spotlighted the current status of legislation and practice regarding public-private partnerships and concession agreements in the field of health care. Evgenia made a point that health care sector is the leader in implementing the projects in the form of a concession in the social sphere, with the mechanism of a private concession initiative, the PCI, being just as popular. In addition, the healthcare sector is one of a handful sectors of the economy, in which not concession agreements alone are implemented, but also PPP / MPP agreements under 224-FZ.

You & Partners has become a partner of the Summit of Infrastructure Project Market Leaders (InfraSummit)
12.12.2018

You & Partners has become a partner of the Summit of Infrastructure Project Market Leaders (InfraSummit)

On 11 December 2018, the annual Summit of Infrastructure Project Market Leaders (InfraSummit) took place, with You & Partners as one of the partners of the event.

As part of the InfraSummit, the Partner of You & Partners Evgenia Zusman, together with the Director General of the RAESCO Association (Association of Energy Service Companies), Alexey Tulikov, held an open meeting of the work group on implementation of the projects within the IT Infrastructure Club.

You & Partners took part in the IIDF conference on launching an IT project using the model of public-private partnership
07.12.2018

You & Partners took part in the IIDF conference on launching an IT project using the model of public-private partnership

On 6 December 2018, You & Partners lawyers took part in the section “First steps: discuss project cases under development” at the IIDF (Internet Initiatives Development Fund) conference on structuring PPP projects.

The first case considered at the section was the PPP-project in IT called “Doctor in touch” of AstraZeneca, aimed at launching and piloting an IT solution to improve the quality of diagnostics and treatment and to provide better access to medical care. When discussing this case, the Partner of You & Partners, Evgenia Zusman focused attention on the separation of powers between the public and private parties, specifically when answering questions such as who should own the IT equipment and who should provide the maintenance and support to the facility. Evgenia also spoke on the specificity of operating the “state information system” (GIS) compared against conventional information systems.

You & Partners participated in the MMGU advanced training program
05.12.2018

You & Partners participated in the MMGU advanced training program

On 5 December 2018, the Partner of You & Partners, Evgenia Zusman, acted as a speaker in the framework of the Advanced Training Program “Investment project management in the form of PPP”, organized by Moscow Metropolitan Governance University (MMGU).

Evgenia delivered a lecture on “Conclusion of a concession agreement and agreement on PPP / MPP as a private initiative. Competitive procedures.”

Round table in the Federation Council on PPP in IT
30.11.2018

Round table in the Federation Council on PPP in IT

On 30 November 2018, a round table was held in the Federation Council on “Public-private partnership in the area of information infrastructure development”. The experts who took part in the round table, expressed their views on how the market of PPP projects in the IT sector looks today, in which sectors such projects were and will be implemented, and what problems and limitations are faced by the parties to IT projects.

The participants of the round table included the representatives of regional governmental agencies responsible for IT development, along with investors, sponsors and expert community.

Lectures on PPP for "M-Logos"
07.11.2018

Lectures on PPP for "M-Logos"

On 6 November 2018, the Partner of You & Partners, Evgenia Zusman, delivered two lectures at M-Logos Law Institute on private initiative and on competitive procedures for concluding agreements under the Law on Concession Agreements and the PPP Law.

Evgenia praised the participants' performance level and noted that the participants were active in asking questions, demonstrating their motivation and interest in the topic, as well as practical experience in structuring PPP projects and concession projects.

Evgenia Zusman moderated a workshop on PPP in IT
29.10.2018

Evgenia Zusman moderated a workshop on PPP in IT

On 26 October 2018, in the city of Sochi, within the framework of the 6th All-Russian Forum “A Look into the Digital Future”, HSE held a workshop on “Actual changes in the PPP legislation. New models for the implementation of investment IT projects as a tool for implementation of the RF Digital Economy program”.

The workshop consisted of a lecture module and an interactive element. The speakers were the expert practitioners in the field of structuring and implementing PPP projects, including representatives of Rostelecom PJSC, the Internet Initiatives Development Fund, Sberbank of Russia, the Association of Energy Service Companies – RAESCO, PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, and others.

Evgenia Zusman headed the Infrastructure Club work group on implementation of PPP projects in IT
12.10.2018

Evgenia Zusman headed the Infrastructure Club work group on implementation of PPP projects in IT

The Federal Law of 29.06.2018 No. 173-FZ “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation” adopted in summer 2018 made it possible to implement PPP and concession projects in the field of information technology and communications. It prompted the representatives of the leading IT companies and market experts to create a work group for promoting IT initiatives and facilitating the implementation of new PPP projects throughout the country.

Meeting in the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation on PPP issues
05.09.2018

Meeting in the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation on PPP issues

On 4 September 2018, Partner of the company, Evgenia Zusman, took part in a joint meeting of the working groups of the Ministry of Health in the fields of "Regulatory and methodological support for development of PPP mechanisms in health care" and "Formation of public opinion and communication support of PPP in health care."

During the meeting, the discussers focused on the issues, which included amendments to the legislation on PPP and concessions, and also improving the institution of private initiative.

The potential opportunities of applying PPP mechanisms for the digital economy was discussed in NCO Digital Economy
03.08.2018

The potential opportunities of applying PPP mechanisms for the digital economy was discussed in NCO Digital Economy

On August 3, 2018, You & Partners specialists, Evgenia Zusman and Alexander Lykov, participated in a meeting at NCO Digital Economy (Digital Economy Autonomous Non-Commercial Organization) on application of PPP mechanisms to finance the development of the digital economy.

The key purpose of the meeting was to discuss the collaborated efforts of business and the state on application of PPP mechanisms in the digital economy area.

A webinar was held on “Comparison of business legal structures for conducting socially oriented activities in Russia”
02.08.2018

A webinar was held on “Comparison of business legal structures for conducting socially oriented activities in Russia”

On 2 August 2018, You & Partners specialists, Evgenia Zusman and Victoria Fedina held a webinar for participants of the social enterprise launch incubator organized by Impact HUB Moscow. The webinar was focused on comparing business legal structures for socially oriented business activities in Russia, as well as taxation and accounting specific details for such entities.
Personal data protection in the EU: solutions for Russian businesses
18.06.2018

Personal data protection in the EU: solutions for Russian businesses

Dear colleagues,
We are pleased to inform you of establishing a consortium of companies You & Partners (institutional and legal assistance, Russia), Green Light Consult (institutional and legal assistance, EU) and eLando (IT integration, EU)  for providing comprehensive solutions in the area of personal data protection in compliance with the EU’s new rules and Russian existing laws.

Evgenia Zusman, partner in You & Partners, took part in the 27th International Financial Congress
07.06.2018

Evgenia Zusman, partner in You & Partners, took part in the 27th International Financial Congress

On 6 June 2018, partner in You & Partners Evgenia Zusman participated in the round table on ”Bonds and Other Financial Instruments and Capital Market Mechanisms for Funding Infrastructure Projects” conducted within the auspices of the International Financial Congress in St. Petersburg, Russia. 
New EU standards of personal data protection
25.05.2018

New EU standards of personal data protection

On 25 May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) came into effect. The Regulation has a significant impact on those entities processing and (or) transferring personal data of individuals inside the EU.
The new regulation sets critical requirements related to data processing rules and procedure, which would include appointing an EU-based representative for contacting the compliance monitoring authorities by the companies registered outside the EU, yet processing the data of individuals within the EU. 
You & Partners contributed to preparing the annual report of the Concessionaires and Long-Term Infrastructure Investors National Association (NAKDI) on “Long-Term Concession-Based Institutional Infrastructure Investment in Russia: 2017 Results”
09.04.2018

You & Partners contributed to preparing the annual report of the Concessionaires and Long-Term Infrastructure Investors National Association (NAKDI) on “Long-Term Concession-Based Institutional Infrastructure Investment in Russia: 2017 Results”

A remarkable judgment delivered on concession agreement in 2017 clearly is judgment on so-called “Bashkir Case”. This judgment instigated a new round of discussion and drafting by executive governmental authorities of new amendments to concession and PPP legislation.

The Association’s annual report contains the analytics by You & Partners on the “Bashkir Case”.

Lawyers of You & Partners took part in professional development program in PPP at the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
29.03.2018

Lawyers of You & Partners took part in professional development program in PPP at the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation

On 28 March 2018, partner in You & Partners Evgenia Zusman and lawyer in You & Partners Alexander Lykov took part in professional development program on “PPP territorial project management in the Russian Federation” arranged by the Department of Public-Private Partnership of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation.

Congratulations on March 8! All best wishes on International Women’s Day!
07.03.2018

Congratulations on March 8! All best wishes on International Women’s Day!

Dear ladies!
We congratulate you on the first spring holiday - International Women’s Day!

Corporate Lawyer magazine published the article by You & Partners specialists
04.02.2018

Corporate Lawyer magazine published the article by You & Partners specialists

The article on “The concession. The way to delegate the concession grantor’s powers to a third party” composed by Evgenia Zusman, Partner in You & Partners, coauthored by Alexander Lykov, the lawyer, was published in the February issue of Corporate Lawyer magazine.

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