For over 10 years CIS London & Partners have been successfully operating in the British market. In an interview to ZIMA Magazine the Managing Partner, Svetlana London, has shared the story behind the establishment of the company, the firm’s approach to selecting staff members and client care as well as some personal details about her life in the UK. Please follow the link to find out more. The interview is available in Russian.
It is often the case that the importance of legally binding agreements between start-up founders is overlooked by the parties concerned. In a ZIMA Magazine article, CIS LONDON experts explain why formalising the rules of ‘the game’ can be an effective risk management mechanism. The article is available to read in Russian.
In CIS LONDON’s latest workshop titled ‘Investor’s guide to legal literacy and avoiding costly mistakes’ we shared insights with business angels and entrepreneurs, members of Zima Club. Svetlana London focused on the balance of power in a typical English company and described an array of tools that can help improve an investor’s standing, with emphasis on access to information and instruments of control. Zima Magazine report about the event is available here (in Russian).
The problem of gender discrimination has been on the agenda for a long time. It is still a matter of great interest to media and society owing to its importance.
Russian news outlet Mel has recently published an article about employment discrimination which women face.
According to advocate Tatiana Titova, it is really difficult to prove gender discrimination in employment. “We need a more flexible approach to evidence”, Tatiana said. For example, witness evidence, conversation recording, polygraph examination, references to similar cases of the employer’s behaviour and psychological reports should be used to support claims.
What mechanisms can business angels use to protect their interests when they are investing in a start-up? CIS LONDON lawyers set out the advantages of the English law provisions for venture deals in an article for ZIMA Magazine. The article is available to read in Russian.
As financial technology continues to develop rapidly worldwide, Getting the Deal Through, an international legal resources centre, has published the third edition of their ‘Fintech’ series, which is available in print, as an e-book, and online. The CIS London team has contributed by drafting and updating the chapter on Russia.
On 28th of February 2018 Svetlana London attended the fourth and final UK-Russia FinTech Working Group meeting, organised by the membership body TheCityUK. Svetlana, who is a member of the UK delegation, presented the results of the four working group meetings, which are to be included in the UK-Russia FinTech Report. The Report was presented to the public on the 21st of March 2018 during the Eurasia FinTech Forum in London.
You can download a PDF of the Report here.
On 24 March 2017 Svetlana London participated in the international legal forum “LEGAL GATES. Export”. The forum was organised with support of St. Petersburg Entrepreneurship and Consumer Market Development committee and others. The organisers’ aim was to bring together representatives from different jurisdictions and to offer Russian exporters an opportunity to gain first hand, relevant information regarding the specificities of working with different countries. Svetlana presented on the effective ways to enter the British market, and extracts from her presentation were published in a special edition of the “Expert. North-west” journal, dedicated to the export.