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

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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


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


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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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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'Russia's Facebook' $1.5bn deal ends long-running litigation

26-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Four firms have played lead roles in a $1.47bn (£900m) transaction between two Russian online giants which brought to an end years of complex litigation.

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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.

Can Russia and China be considered market economies? download subscription

NCTM 14-Oct-2014

In the last couple of days, the Financial Times and The New York Times have published important articles on Russia and China. The articles don’t pull their punches.

Restrictions on the participation of foreign persons in Russian mass media download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 9-Oct-2014

On 1 October 2014, the Federation Council approved the draft Federal Law ‘On the Introduction of Amendments to the Federal Law on Mass Media’ adopted by the State Duma.

Global criminal risk: trends and strategies to mitigate vulnerabilities download subscription

Dentons 9-Oct-2014

Current trends show that more and more US lawyers and compliance personnel will find that their work increasingly concentrates on cross-border or foreign conduct.

US steps up sanctions and export controls against Russia’s defence industry download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 30-Sep-2014

The US recently expanded sanctions and export controls against the Russian defence sector.

Austria/EU: latest EU sanctions against Russia download subscription

Schoenherr 29-Sep-2014

After introducing the ‘sectoral sanctions’ against Russia on 1 August 2014, the sanctions regime was tightened further on 12 September as set out in EC Regulation No 960/2014.

US and EU expand Ukraine-related sanctions: new energy sector restrictions download subscription

Dentons 26-Sep-2014

This client update contains an analysis of the policy issues arising from the current situation in Ukraine.

New US sanctions on Russia’s financial, defence and energy sectors affect US companies download subscription

DLA Piper 22-Sep-2014

The US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has issued additional sanctions targeting certain Russian banks, energy and defence companies. 

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