German firms are also looking for ways to expand their client bases. After taking the entire Moscow team of Haarmann Hemmelrath, Germany’s CMS Hasche Sigle will have the largest Russian office of any German law firm.

The move was agreed between Hasche Sigle, which is the German alliance firm of CMS Cameron McKenna, and the liquidators of Haarmann.

Haarmann lead partner Gerd Lenga said: “Joining forces with CMS Hasche Sigle and being integrated into the CMS Alliance puts us in a position to meet the growing need for advice in Russia from our clients.”