Russia and CIS


Whether you are working in, with or on behalf of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Macfarlanes offers you an effective combination of UK-based legal expertise (and Russian language capabilities) and Russia-based cultural familiarity and legal/business experience.

We have a comprehensive understanding of the outlook and approach of clients in the region, as well as a track record of delivering results that reflect local laws, local procedures and local markets. Working closely with many of the region’s leading independent law firms, we advise clients ranging from private individuals to international and domestic companies, across a range of industry sectors on matters including:

  • Private wealth, including asset structuring, tax and immigration issues
  • English High Court claims, litigation in offshore jurisdictions (e.g. Channel Islands, Eastern Caribbean, Cyprus), arbitration under all major institutional rules
  • Disputes relating to M&A, joint ventures, shareholder disputes, financing, restructuring and insolvency, asset tracing, energy and mining
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Real estate, including the acquisition, development and disposal

To view a selection of our international work across the firm visit our international case studies page.

Contact us

If you are interested in learning more about how we can help you in Russia and the CIS, please contact Oliver Court or Simon Perry.

First Serve: In or Out?

We discuss the English High Court's guidance on service of proceedings in Russia under the Hague Convention

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