Russia and the CIS


Russia special report: 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 


Special report: 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


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

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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

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Pepeliaev Group to open two offices in Russia to target Asian market

13-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Russian firm Pepeliaev Group is set to launch two new offices in Russia’s far east to home in on Asian markets following a reduction in Western investment.

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Latham triumphs in London Metal Exchange Court of Appeal hearing

8-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Latham & Watkins has won a Court of Appeal hearing for the London Metal Exchange (LME) against Marcfarlanes client Rusal, finding that the exchange had acted fairly and lawfully in imposing new requirements for warehouses.


Fried Frank picks up Stephenson Harwood role on oligarch battle

30-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Russian tycoon Sergei Pugachev has switched counsel from Stephenson Harwood partner John Fordham to Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson for the latest stage of his $2bn injunction battle at the High Court. 

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DLA Piper 13-Nov-2014

In this edition of the Real Estate Gazette, DLA Piper brings together a range of articles dealing with the financing of real estate around the world.

Infrastructure 100: World Markets Report download subscription

KPMG 13-Nov-2014

KPMG International’s ‘Infrastructure 100: World Markets Report’ highlights key trends driving infrastructure investment around the world.

International payment cards processing: from Russia with love download subscription

Dentons 12-Nov-2014

Amendments to the NPS Law, which entered into force on 23 October 2014, would significantly affect further development of the Russian payment infrastructure.

Special report: Kazakhstan — a safe haven in the CIS download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 12-Nov-2014

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

‘Fourth Antimonopoly Package’: the first edition adopted download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 7-Nov-2014

This briefing addresses some important changes in antimonopoly regulation in Russia.

Review of some amendments to Russian laws made in September 2014 download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 22-Oct-2014

The following areas are covered in this article: banks and finance; state procurements; medicine and pharmaceuticals; and customs law.

Review of certain legal amendments made in September 2014: industry and trade sector download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 22-Oct-2014

The following regions are discussed in this article: Azerbaijan; Kazakhstan; the Russian Federation; Uzbekistan; and Kyrgyzstan.

Changes to real-estate legislation download subscription

Dentons 20-Oct-2014

In this article, Dentons looks at the changes at the federal level and those at the St Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast level.

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