CIS LONDON and Partners
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We advise both businesses and individuals on Russian legal matters and matters in relation to other CIS countries.

We assist organisations with:

We assist individuals on the following matters:

If you are inquiring about an area of law that is not specifically listed above, we would be delighted to assist or to refer you to an appropriate specialist.


CIS LONDON specialises in complex projects often with an international element. We combine our in-depth knowledge of Russian legislation and experience in commercial litigation to provide sound mechanisms right from the start of any enterprise or deal in order to protect our clients' interests at every stage.



Changes in Russia's competition law are set to bring about a new business environment in Russia. In anticipation of this, CIS LONDON's specialists are providing clients with up-to-date advice on compliance with the new laws and procedures.


Corporate and M & A

CIS LONDON's corporate team is one of the biggest in the practice. We mainly assist international clients with acquisitions of businesses and companies in Russia, deal structuring and provide full ongoing legal support to newly formed enterprises.


Dispute Resolution

This is one of the most dynamic and changing areas of Russian law at present. CIS LONDON is involved in a wide range of civil litigation work ranging from lodging claims to representing clients in appeal cases in courts at all levels. Litigation is used as both a primary and secondary means of defending our clients' interests and legal rights.


Employment and Immigration

Many international businesses today require skilled personnel to move quickly from one location to another. CIS LONDON is able to provide advice on Russian employment law and general personnel management issues. Clients also benefit from the Russian immigration law practice within the firm who are able to assist on immigration issues.


Financial Services

Banks and investment funds based in Europe and the US have been interested in reaching out to Russian and the CIS markets and offering their financial instruments and products. We have been developing our specialist expertise in the area since early 2000-s and have advised major international financial institutions on financial services issues.



For several years in Russia, this area of law has been a subject of controversy. However, a recent shift towards stricter regulation and enforcement of IP rights signifies a fundamental change of attitude.


Venture Deals

We join the projects as early as the term sheet negotiation stage, and take care of everything from legal due diligence to drafting transaction documents for every financing round. We offer tailor-made solutions depending on the parties’ choice of law and make sure that the financing is executed to the highest legal standards.


Real Estate

The Russian real estate market presents a range of opportunities including private equity acquisitions and development projects for both Russian and overseas investors. CIS LONDON's property team is experienced in assisting with the legal issues related to real estate activities.



CIS London & Partners tax team assists Russian and international clients, providing a range of tax advisory services within tax planning and compliance with Russian tax law.



Families and their international footprint have changed over the years. While family matters are in essence unchanged, the complexity of those matters has significantly evolved. This change has precipitated the need for a tailored cross border family law advice and expertise.


Not for profit & Philanthropy

In recent years we have witnessed rapid growth in philanthropy and charitable giving in Russia. Our clients and their families proudly take credits for having contributed to this trend. We share our clients' aspirations and help them implement their vision.


Tax & Wealth Structuring

We advise on different aspects of taxation of income, as well as assist with private wealth structuring in Russia and abroad. In respect of the recently introduced CFC rules, we advise on the application of these rules to Russian tax residents who directly or indirectly own foreign companies or unincorporated structures, such as trusts and various foundations.


Featured Jurisdictions


Kazakhstan memorial


We provide a specialist advice on Kazakh law, with the London team working closely with colleagues based in Moscow and in associated office in Astana.



Georgian Bridge of Peace


Depending on the complexity of a project we source necessary Georgian law expertise internally or externally amongst best professionals available on the market.



Armenian Museum of Modern Art


Our offering is based on strong relationships formed over the years with a number of handpicked lawyers, who we believe are best able to work with us in offering our clients high quality, independent, local support and advice.