Russia and the CIS


Staying afloat: Russian law firms and the EU sanctions

18-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Sanctions imposed by the EU after Crimea’s annexation have caused upheaval in the Russian market, but law firms remain optimistic.


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

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High Court orders Berezovsky trustees to pay £12.6m legal fee to Addleshaws

28-Jul-2015 | By Katy Dowell

The High Court has ordered the trustees of Boris Berezovsky’s estate to hand over more than £12m in unpaid legal fees to Addleshaw Goddard.

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Costs called into question as Supreme Court calls on amicus curiae for Ablyazov battle

22-Jul-2015 | By Katy Dowell

4 Stone Buildings’ Jonathan Crow QC has been instructed by the Attorney General’s Office as an amicus curiae to assist the Supreme Court in the next stage of the long-running battle between JSC BTA Bank and its former chairman Mukhtar Ablyazov.


Kennedys launches in Russia through association with former Clydes lawyer

7-May-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Kennedys has announced the launch of an office in Moscow, operating under the name Kennedys CIS Advocates.

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Vodka and the likelihood of confusion weblink subscription

Walker Morris 29-Sep-2015

The Russian company FKP Sojuzplodoimport and the Dutch company Spirits International have been in dispute for several years regarding the ownership of vodka trademarks.

The Merger Control Review – Russia chapter download subscription

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners 14-Sep-2015

Non-compete clauses and hold-separate agreements are planned for this year.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners' Kazantsev discusses capital amnesty download subscription

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners 3-Aug-2015

Partner interviewed by RAPSI (The Russian Legal Information Agency) about new capital amnesty law. 

Doing business in the Russian Federation: a Q&A guide weblink subscription

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners 27-Jul-2015

…covering the legal system; foreign investment, currency regulations and business vehicles.

Kyrgyz Republic: changes to foreign trade regulations download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 16-Jul-2015

Anti-dumping measures adopted in line with Eurasian Economic Union rules, and other changes.

Shareholder agreements under Russian law download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 13-Jul-2015

Among the questions answered in this briefing is – what might be the consequences of a breach of a corporate agreement?

Russia update: controlled foreign companies and sanctions download subscription

Collas Crill 10-Jul-2015

Relevant to organisations based in the Channel Islands and Cayman Islands who have Russian clients, or have an interest in developing business in Russia and the wider CIS region. 

GAFTA default clause and assessment of damages: Supreme Court hands sellers a golden victory weblink subscription

Ince & Co 7-Jul-2015

The Supreme Court has recently ruled that the buyers under a sale contract on GAFTA 49 terms could only recover nominal damages for the sellers’ wrongful cancellation of the contract. 

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