Russia and the CIS


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


Russia: Returns on ice

25-Nov-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Lawyers have been pivotal in the preparations for the Winter Olympics and the work could go on way beyond the closing ceremony

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Freshfields hires former Cleary US capital markets partner Qureshi

9-Apr-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Freshfields has made a landmark lateral hire in the form of former Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton capital markets and US corporate partner Ash Qureshi.


Dentons adds Baker Botts arbitrator to London, Moscow offices

7-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Dentons has hired Baker Botts partner Dominic Pellew into its international arbitration group in Russia and London.


Rusal secures judicial review victory over London Metal Exchange

28-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Macfarlanes has helped steer Russian metals giant Rusal to a judicial review victory in the High Court over the London Metal Exchange (LME).

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Russian faces EU and US sanctions following Ukraine crisis download subscription

Eversheds 17-Apr-2014

The continuing development of sanctions against Russian individuals is likely and will have an impact on those engaged in business with Russian counterparties.

Wealth Structuring 20:20 2014 download subscription

Appleby 9-Apr-2014

This feature publication aims to tap into the issues facing high-net-worth individuals around the globe, and investigate the themes and challenges affecting this elite group.

Asset freeze: Ukraine sanctions download subscription

Taylor Wessing 31-Mar-2014

Heads of state on both sides of the Atlantic recently condemned the Russian Federation for its actions in Ukraine.

Ukraine/Russia sanctions escalate download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 26-Mar-2014

Sanctions have escalated at a rapid pace as western powers responded to the crisis in Ukraine and Russian’s annexation of Crimea.

‘Deoffshorisation’ of Russian economy: draft law on controlled foreign company legislation and other measures download subscription

Withers 25-Mar-2014

In this briefing, Withers sets out the key provisions of the draft law on anti-offshore measures and summary comments.

US and EU expand sanctions relating to Ukraine download subscription

Allen & Overy 25-Mar-2014

President Obama has signed an executive order authorising additional sanctions against persons the US has deemed to be contributing to the ongoing situation in Ukraine.

Additional EU and US sanctions download subscription

Hogan Lovells 24-Mar-2014

There has been further escalation of EU and US sanctions resulting from the events in Ukraine, including new designations and the issuance of a new executive order (EO) on 20 March 2014.

Shipping issues arising out of the Ukraine crisis weblink subscription

Ince & Co 11-Mar-2014

Ince & Co provides an overview of the contractual issues that may arise should matters escalate in Ukraine.

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