Russia and the CIS


Special report: 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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Russia: Mind the bear traps

17-Mar-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

The surge of oligarchs heading to London for their court battles is slacking off. But Russia still holds potential for those advisers ready to tread carefully


Ukraine: Look both ways

16-Dec-2013 | By Burhan Khadbai

Legal work is on hold as the country fights it out over whether its future lies with Russia or the EU

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Shearman's Yukos case and the $1,065 per hour lawyers

28-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Shearman & Sterling has triumphed in a decade-long arbitration battle for Yukos shareholders against the Russian state - but at what cost?


Shearman secures record $50bn arbitration award against Russia

28-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Shearman & Sterling has secured the largest award ever handed out by an arbitration tribunal, with the Russian Federation asked to pay out $50bn (£ in damages to shareholders of oil company Yukos.

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Rosneft turns from Linklaters and Freshfields to Baker Botts for Russian oil deal

2-Jun-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Baker Botts has returned to advise Russian state-owned energy giant Rosneft after adding former a former Linklaters lawyer and Rosneft contact to its team.

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Transfer pricing court cases download subscription

Dentons 1-Aug-2014

A series of tax disputes involving Russian automotive market distributors is currently before the commercial courts. 

New sectoral sanctions and new SDNs: US expands Ukraine-related sanctions download subscription

Dentons 28-Jul-2014

On 16 July 2014, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control unveiled new Ukraine-related sanctions.

Extension of the sanctions relief provided for in the Joint Plan of Action between the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran download subscription

Allen & Overy 28-Jul-2014

On 18 July 2014, the P5+1 (the US, the UK, Germany, France, Russia and China) agreed with Iran to extend their commitments under the Joint Plan of Action.

Russia sanctions update download subscription

Eversheds 28-Jul-2014

Following the downing of MH17, the EU has bolstered its stance against Russia and has increased sanctions on the state. However, tougher sanctions are being called for.

Iran Sanctions Update — July 2014 weblink subscription

Ince & Co 23-Jul-2014

At the end of November 2013, the P5+1 reached an agreement with Iran to suspend certain EU and US sanctions against Iran in return for a curb on Iran’s nuclear programme.

New Ukraine/Russia sanctions download subscription

Allen & Overy 21-Jul-2014

The OFAC has imposed a new set of ‘sectoral sanctions’ against two Russian energy firms and two Russian banks pursuant to Executive Order 13662.

Antitrust Matters — July 2014: competition law news from Africa, Europe and Americas download subscription

DLA Piper 16-Jul-2014

DLA Piper has released the July 2014 issue of its Antitrust Matters publication.

Authorised economic operator: recent changes download subscription

Dentons 10-Jul-2014

Recent amendments to the Federal Law on Customs Regulation in the RF have made the status of authorised economic operator even more attractive for businesses.

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