The appointment of Elvira Nabiulinna as a Head of Central Bank of the Russian Federation has led to the tightening of the Banking Law in Russia. 300 licenses were revoked since 2013, thus the punishment for non-compliance with law in the area is very serious. Prime Legal LLC is prepared to assist banks and micro-financial organization with legal side of their business and ensure the legal protection of businesses in Russia.
Central Bank of the Russian Federation is well-known for its control of the operation of all banks, micro-financial and many non-credit organizations. To do this, Central Bank has a wide scope of powers including revocation of banks’ license and excluding micro-financial organizations from the registry.
Probably, it is not hard to guess, that the situation completely changed with the appointment of Elvira Nabiulinna as a Head of Central Bank. Since the appointment in 2013 and till the present time more than 300 banking licenses were revoked. This situation makes one think about the seriousness of consequences of noncompliance with requirements established by the government
There are a lot of legal sources regulating banks and micro financial organizations. For example, Federal Law from 02.12.1990 N 395-1 “On banks and banking”, Federal Law from 02.07.2010 N 151-FL “On micro-financing and micro financial organizations”, Federal Law from 10.07.2002 N 86 FL “On Central Bank of the Russian Federation (Bank of the Russian Federation)”, Federal Law from 07.08.2001 N115-FL “Against money laundering, criminal profits and financing terrorism”. This list is indefinite, not to mention countless by-laws, letters, and instructions, which are not binding in nature, but express the opinion of Central Bank on different issues around legal regulations. One thing is clear there are a lot of requirements for banks and micro financial organizations. From this, one can draw an important conclusion that compliance with legal requirements should be treated with due attention.
At the same time, although may seem clear and transparent at first glance, the legal basis of financial regulation is very complex and confusing. It may be the case that the requirements of Central Bank of Russian Federation are not based on law. This is a result of human factor, as employers of Central Bank are human beings, and make mistakes or interpret laws incorrectly.
We know many cases when due to a mistake or negligence organization has lost its license or has paid out a large fine. It is true that the size of fines for credit and non-credit organizations may reach up to 1 million rubles in accordance with sections of Administrative Misconduct Act of the Russian Federation. Agree, that no one would like to incur such a fine for formal violations.
In this regard, the heads of micro financial organizations and banking organizations should take measures to achieve legality of their activity. What are these measures? If considering laws, the main measure for protection is legal measure. Unfortunately, office lawyers are not able to provide a proper level of legal support all the time.
Prime Legal LLC can and is prepared to help in the provision of legal protection in conducting business with banks and micro financial organizations. Our specialists have a considerable amount of experience in the mentioned areas of law. We were dealing with Central Bank of Russian Federation on different disputable issues and representing interests of our clients to appeal unlawful actions of supervisory authorities.
Employees at Prime Legal LLC aim to achieve the most effective result through collegial discussion of the question, deep analysis of court precedent and constant training. We scrupulously study all the details and do not miss important minutiae in due course.
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