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'Investor’s guide to legal literacy and avoiding costly mistakes’ workshop, London

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 and Valeria Ivasikh 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).


CIS LONDON advocate Tatiana Titova on gender discrimination in employment

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. 



Getting the Deal Through: Fintech 2019

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.


Final UK-Russia FinTech working group meeting

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.


Forum «LEGAL GATES. Export», Saint Petersburg, Russia

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.


RBCC Bulletin publication

Valeria Ivasikh’s article ‘Bridging the gap between the UK and Russian venture markets’ has been published in the first issue of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce Bulletin 2017. Valeria describes the challenges that foreign investors face when entering the Russian market and offers ways of how these obstacles can be overcome. The article is available to download here.


Getting the Deal Through: Fintech 2017

An international legal resources centre ‘Getting the Deal Through’ has recently launched a new series of annual reports on financial technology (‘Fintech’), which is a relatively new concept that involves a broad range of business types.

‘Getting the Deal Through’ developed the same key questions to be answered by the leading practitioners in each of the jurisdictions featured. The CIS London team has contributed by providing answers on Russian law.

A pdf version of the chapter prepared by the CIS London team can be downloaded here.

(Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through: Fintech 2017, (published in September 2016; contributing editors: Angus McLean and Penny Miller, Simmons & Simmons). For further information please visit


Getting the Deal Through – Copyright 2014

We have once again contributed to Getting the Deal Through series of annual reports on Copyright 2014 volume.

The fully revised and updated ninth edition of Copyright was published in June 2014. This year it is also available in e-Book format.

Getting The Deal Through series provide international analysis in key areas of law and policy for corporate counsel, cross-border legal practitioners and business people in each of the 24 jurisdictions featured. Our team answered the key questions about Copyright in Russia based on their expert knowledge in the area.

You can download a PDF version of our chapter here.

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in the Getting the Deal Through – Copyright 2014, (published in June 2014; contributing editors: Andrew H Bart, Steven R Englund and Susan J Kohlmann, Jenner & Block LLP) For further information please visit

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