CIS LONDON and Partners
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About Us

About Us

CIS LONDON is a law firm with a unique position in the international market. We have a strong team of lawyers in London and throughout the CIS region.

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Our Clients

UK, US and international

We provide our clients from UK, US and around the world with specialised legal advice on M&A deals, joint ventures and other cross-border transactions which have a CIS element. We have a well-established reputation for delivering quality advice on the laws of the CIS countries. We pride ourselves on working to UK and European standards and within a framework of principles which our clients readily understand and appreciate.

CIS LONDON is located in the heart of legal London near Chancery Lane and so we are literally the CIS firm on the doorstep.

Our unique combination of expertise and location means that we are ideally suited to assist with projects that have a CIS element and require a sound and focused understanding of the English legal system.

Commonwealth of Independent States, Ukraine and Georgia

We give our CIS clients a tailor-made service to assist in the coordination and management of projects which involve English law and/or the law of other jurisdictions in Europe, the USA and Asia. We work with leading local firms to provide a service specifically matched to our clients' needs and we are keenly aware of the importance of accessing the highest quality professional advice across a wide range of jurisdictions.

Our Areas of Expertise


We assist Corporate clients by providing specialist advice and expertise on CIS-related legal issues concerning Commercial, Corporate & M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment and Immigration, Financial Services, IP & TMT, Real Estate and Taxation.

We provide professional assistance to clients who need to consult on issues of international law. Our practical knowledge of the international legal services market, and long-term partnerships with leading local firms mean that we can effectively manage projects requiring the recruitment of foreign specialists and assist our clients in using their time and resources to the best effect by ensuring that they have the best possible team as can be testified by our many years of experience in this field.

CIS LONDON also handles multi-jurisdictional disputes and advises on compliance and regulatory issues.

For a number of UK, US and international law firms we provide a range of services as their CIS office 'on demand'.


Private clients are a very important part of what we do.

We offer a range of services concerning matters to do with family, not for profit and philanthropy, and tax and wealth planning.

Our main focus is to provide effective guidance for families and individuals with an international footprint who require practical advice.


Chambers High Net Worth 2022 guide has ranked Svetlana London, Managing Partner of CIS LONDON, for Private Wealth Law (Foreign Expertise in Russia) in London.

Svetlana understands clients' objectives and works to find practical solutions to complex cross-border issues," says an interviewee. A further commentator states: "Svetlana is highly experienced and knowledgeable; she is very easy to communicate and work with. It is always a pleasure.