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Simmons launches in Moscow

Simmons & Simmons will launch in Moscow in October to open its twenty-first international office after making a senior in-house hire. The City firm has hired Renaissance Capital’s general counsel Konstantin Orlov as a partner for the new office. Orlov will head the firm’s Russia practice. The office, which will be focussed initially on financial […]

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Squire Sanders has raided fellow US firm LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae for a head for its Russian real estate practice, part of a continued growth strategy in Russia and Eastern Europe. Dmitry Kunitsa, who was counsel at his former firm, is the first high-profile departure for LeBoeuf since it announced its forthcoming merger with […]

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