Hammonds has continued its push into Russia by signing a cooperation agreement with the Russian Chamber of Commerce to give European legal advice to all its members
The firm will advise the Chamber of Commerce's members, which include existing client Russian Aluminium, on European trade law. The firm has recently advised the Russian government on joining the World Trade Organisation. Currently, the firm gives mainly European law advice, particularly in the field of trade law, to Russian companies out of its Brussels office. But opening an office in Moscow has not been ruled out. Hammonds head of European law Konstantinos Adamantopoulos, who is based in Brussels, anticipates that the firm will have at least one Brussels lawyer in Russia at any time.