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Financial Services

Financial Services

We advise leading European and US banks, investment companies and private individuals from Russia and the CIS on a wide range of financial issues.


We advise on a range of financing transactions, including syndicated, subordinated and bilateral lending, asset finance, leveraged finance, real estate finance and derivatives. Our team offers full legal support of financing transactions, including project structuring, preparation of due diligence reports and documentation, as well as liaising with the client’s counterparty. Our experience of acting for lenders, borrowers and intermediaries gives us the ability to anticipate and address the needs of all parties to a financing project.

Our lawyers have expert knowledge of Russian regulatory requirements applicable to various financial instruments, and provide tax advice and assist with litigation and arbitration. This allows us to offer our clients truly comprehensive legal support in a finance transaction.

Banking and insurance

Our team has excellent expertise in the area of Russian banking and insurance law. We regularly advise major international financial institutions on a broad range of issues relating to the distribution and marketing of banking and insurance products on the Russian market. Our banking and insurance lawyers also provide advisory services to Russian banks working with foreign financial institutions.

Reporting and Markets Regulation

We advise on reporting obligations linked to investment in Russian companies and financial instruments, as well as other compliance requirements existing on the Russian financial market.

Our specialist lawyers prepare documents and carry out necessary filings with the competent Russian authorities.

Placement of shares of Russian companies using foreign trading platforms

CIS London & Partners works closely with foreign trading platforms, including LSE, NASDAQ and NYSE on matters relating to the placement of shares and bonds issued by Russian companies and overseas special purpose vehicles with assets located in Russia. We advise our clients on various aspects of issuing GDR and ADR in respect of shares in Russian companies.

Corporate Client

Private Client