CIifford Chance stands out in the Russian and CIS market as one the largest and most experienced law firms.
Our office in Moscow (established in 1991) works closely together with offices globally and within Central and Eastern Europe. Moscow is also key player in our 18-office European network, plugged into the resources of the global firm, with all the benefits that brings in terms of international exposure and deal-making expertise.
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We've had a presence in Russia since 1991. We advise clients on their Russian and international business and help them manage and prepare for change.
Over two decades of Russian know-how
We know Russia well and use our experience of Russia’s fast-moving business and legal environment to help clients achieve their business goals and to manage the risk that inevitably comes with this.
We understand the market and the key players, as well as the legal framework. We advise Russian companies on their domestic and international business and work with international corporates looking to do business in the Russian market. And we keep ourselves at the sharp end of legislative change. For example, we have advised on industry submissions on a suite of laws designed to develop the local financial infrastructure, and on the effective rewriting of the Russian Civil Code.
An on the ground capability that delivers
Our Moscow-based team includes seven partners and around 60 lawyers in total. We work across Russia and the CIS states, including the central Asian republics, and our full-service offering ranges from finance and M&A to tax and litigation. While over three-quarters of our lawyers are qualified in Russian law, all are experienced in working with and under English law, and we can advise clients in both languages. And when we work on international transactions we can call on the expertise of over 3400 lawyers in our international network.
We have what it takes to protect your position, to find solutions, and to deliver the deal in even the most complex domestic and cross-border transactions.
For example, we advised X5 Retail Group on its debut issue of RUB20 billion guaranteed notes (the largest Rouble-denominated issue since the re-opening of international capital markets for Russian issuers in the second half of 2016) and Yamal LNG, a joint venture between NOVATEK, Total and CNPC, on project financing in relation to construction and procurement aspects of a major new LNG liquefaction plant and related facilities to be located on the Yamal Peninsula (the project involves one of the largest procurement contracts in the oil and gas sector), and EVRAZ on its disposal of the entire issued share capital of its fully owned subsidiary JSC EVRAZ Nakhodka Trade Sea Port.
The teamwork and the resources that get the best possible results
When we work on complex multi-jurisdiction matters we work in extended teams that include colleagues from other practice groups and jurisdictions. We’ve learnt that this kind of teamwork gets the best results. It helps us get the most out of our own resources, it helps clients reach their business goals and it also helps to keep costs down.
We find that the closer we work with clients, the more effective we can be. So we invest time and effort in building close working relationships. We want to understand your business drivers, talk through your plans and ideas, and find the right way to tailor our team and advice to your needs.