Russia and the CIS


Russia: Look the other way

24-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Western sanctions are making life tough for Russia’s companies and lawyers, so they are forging new links in the East 


Kazakhstan – a safe haven in the CIS

10-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Far from being hindered by the sanctions on Russia, Kazakhstan is benefiting


Russia – Feeling the chill

19-May-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

It’s a nervous time for international law firms in Moscow, as Russia’s rift with the West threatens to throw their businesses off course – possibly for good


Ukraine: Lawyers on the edge

7-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Everyday legal work is at a halt and the country’s lawyers stand ready to do their bit in the army if the Russians move in


Poland: Golden goals

17-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Local and international firms are scrapping for work in Europe’s ‘golden boy’. But the market is not without its risks, including from neighbour Ukraine

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Egorov Puginsky's Dimitry Afanasiev: making our countries better and stronger video

17-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

This year’s European Managing Partner of the Year, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ chairman Dimitry Afanasiev, opens up about the challenges affecting Russia and Ukraine.


Chadbourne turns to BLP for new Moscow managing partner

7-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Chadbourne & Parke has recruited corporate partner Andrei Baev from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) as its new Moscow managing partner.


Boutique boom continues as Freshfields litigators quit Moscow office to go it alone

5-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer litigation counsel Maxim Kulkov has left the firm along with a team of lawyers to set up a Moscow-based dispute resolution boutique.

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Russia and the CIS Briefings

Major changes in regulation of obligations and contracts in Russia download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 15-Apr-2015

From 1 June 2015 signicant changes will be made to Russia’s Civil Code regarding the regulation of obligations.

Russia and Crimea sanctions – where are we at the start of 2015? weblink subscription

Ince & Co 14-Apr-2015

This article gives an overview of the various sanctions imposed on Russia/Crimea over the last 12 months that are likely to impact the energy industry and projects involving these regions.

Russia: new law to facilitate tax-free restructuring download subscription

Baker & McKenzie 9-Apr-2015

A draft law on voluntary declaration should motivate business owners to disclose their foreign property and facilitate the tax-free restructuring of foreign assets.

Shipping and Transport Bulletin, April: are sanctions against Russia legal?; cancelling shipbuilding contracts; and more download subscription

NCTM 7-Apr-2015

The latest news and regulations affecting the shipping and transport industries.

Russia’s 'deoffshorisation' law offers opportunities to Channel Islands download subscription

Collas Crill 30-Mar-2015

Significant changes to Russia’s tax code could lead to an increased use of corporate and trust entities based in the Channel Islands in the structuring of Russian corporate and private wealth arrangements.

Russian de-offshorisation: the new rules download subscription

Collas Crill 24-Mar-2015

A high-level overview, relevant to anyone connected with the structuring, establishment or maintenance of corporate or private wealth arrangements for Russian clients. 

Certain provisions of criminal liability for corruption offences have been amended download subscription

Dentons 23-Mar-2015

Federal Law No 40­FZ on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation of 8 March 2015 (the ‘Law’) enters into force on 20 March 2015.

Russia: regulation of medicines – an overview download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 20-Mar-2015

An overview of legal developments in the regulation of circulation of medicines and medical devices, and the provision of medical aid. 

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