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Svetlana London Ranked in Chambers HNW 2021

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Svetlana London, Managing Partner of CIS LONDON, has been ranked as a leading expert in private wealth law in London for Russia in the Chambers High Net Worth 2021 guide. 

One interviewee has told Chambers: "I respect her knowledge and practical experience in both jurisdictions, and at the same time her ability to explain things clearly and get things done."

Svetlana is a dual-qualified Russian advocate and English lawyer who acts for high-net-worth individuals on cross-border matters, and has been listed by Chambers and Partners ranking for five consecutive years. She is highly praised for her experience assisting Russian and CIS clients on a broad range of matters including cross-border tax and wealth structuring. 

Please go to the website of Chambers and Partners to find out more. 


Women Who Inspire: Sustainable Consumption

On 16 July, Svetlana London, Managing Partner of CIS London, and Daria Dergunova, founder of U DIG Project, delivered presentations on sustainable consumption as part of the meeting held by Women Who Inspire, a network for women in business. 

In her speech Svetlana focused on sustainability of the services sector and shared her thoughts on implementing sustainability principles on a day-to-day basis. 

Please follow the link for images.


English Law Day Ekaterinburg, 25-26 March, Online

The Law Society of England and Wales in collaboration with the Bar Council ran an online English Law Day in Ekaterinburg. Svetlana London participated in Session Four on the legal aspects for private clients in which the panellists discussed tax, immigration and asset protection. Svetlana provided a brief overview of cross border issues for private clients moving to the UK and relocating their families.


Russian Business Week 2021: Discover Another Russia, 1-6 March, Online

On 3 March 2021 Svetlana London delivered a presentation on running a legal services business in London at the Russian Business Week online forum. The conference is organised annually by the Russian Business & Culture Society of London School of Economics Students' Union.


Zima StartUp Contest 2020 Announce Winner

On 2 February the winner of ZIMA StartUp 2020 took place. This year’s winner is SegmentStream, a marketing data intelligence platform. Svetlana London as a member of the judging panel revealed that the judges were guided by the market demand, the business model, uniqueness as well as further development prospects of each project. The experts also prised Stroodles, a start-up offering biodegradable pasta straws seeking to solve the problem of single-use plastics. 

We offer our sincere congratulations to the winner! The Zima Startup contest final is available to watch here (In Russian).


ZIMA StartUp Contest: The Final

On 2 February 4pm GMT the final of the ZIMA StartUp contest will take place. The judging panel, including Svetlana London, will sum up the results of the contest and announce the winner. The best projects will be presented during the online ceremony. In addition, judges and investors will share some advice with young entrepreneurs. Please follow the link to register.

ZIMA Startup is a contest for the UK startups founded by entrepreneurs from Russia and the CIS region. CIS London & Partners are delighted to announce that this year the ZIMA StartUp contest is taking place with the support of our company. As part of the prize, our company will offer an individual legal consultation to the winner. For more information about the contest, please follow the link


Webinar: Where to Find Investment During the Coronavirus Pandemic

On 19th November, ZIMA MAGAZINE held a webinar for startups on ways to find investment during the coronavirus pandemic. Svetlana London, CIS LONDON Managing Partner, took part in the discussion along with two experts: Alexander Turkot and Demyan Kudryavtsev.  

Please follow the link for more information on the webinar (in Russian). 


Women Who Inspire meeting: What Is the New Reality?

On 4th November, Women Who Inspire with support of CIS London & Partners held a business meeting for female entrepreneurs ‘What Is the New Reality?’. The club members came together to discuss the challenges and opportunities for business during the pandemic.  

Svetlana London, Managing Partner of CIS LONDON, spoke on the legal and economic aspects of the current situation, while CIS LONDON HR Director, Ekaterina Kanaeva, focused on the HR issues.


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