CIS LONDON and Partners



RusFor Conference in St. Petersburg

On 3 February, Svetlana London, Managing Partner of CIS LONDON, took part in the Intriguing Developments in International Disputes and the ESG Dilemma conference hosted by Russian Speaking Legal Professionals’ Forum (RusFor), the Department for International Trade, and the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce in St Petersburg. Svetlana participated in the panel on mediation practice in the UK and Russia.


ZIMA StartUp Autumn Session Final

On 24 November, ZIMA Magazine announced the winner of the autumn session of the ZIMA StartUp contest. The programme aims at supporting new projects and assisting young entrepreneurs from the CIS region to further success. CIS LONDON is proud to remain partner of Zima Startup. 

In her speech Svetlana London offered advice to both the investors and the young entrepreneurs. According to CIS LONODON Managing Partner, the foundational documents of a company should not be overlooked as they serve as the legal framework of a business and are the foundation of all further communication between the investor and the start-up.


Svetlana London on real estate ownership rights for non-UK residents

On 11 November, Svetlana London took part in a conference on the legal and tax aspects of private asset ownership in the UK. The event was organised by BCLP in collaboration with Knight Frank and GlobalEye in Moscow. Svetlana London delivered a presentation on real estate ownership rights for non-UK residents. 


Online Seminar on Dispute Resolution

On 30 September, The Department for International Trade of the British Embassy in Moscow and The Russo-British Chamber of Commerce held an online seminar on Dispute Resolution. 

During the seminar, the representatives of the best British law firms, including CIS LONDON, discussed the key legal aspects and issues in UK and Russia, presented most interesting cases from their practices, and answered questions.


Discussion on Family Governance at ZIMA CLUB

In late September, ZIMA CLUB held a meeting on family governance. Svetlana London, Managing Partner of CIS London, and Teresa Kandelaki, Director of Savills Russian Desk, spoke about the continuity of generations, family governance mechanisms and family constitution. 

Please follow the link for more information about the event on family governance.  


Online Seminar for Entrepreneurs by ZIMA CLUB

On 27 September, ZIMA CLUB together with CIS LONDON and The Department for International Trade of the British Embassy in Moscow hosted an online seminar on How to Penetrate the British Market: Opportunities, Risks, Practices.

Addressing the meeting, Svetlana London, Managing Partner of CIS LONDON, spoke about the characteristics of the English corporate law, nuances of the tax system and laws that benefit both the investors and start-ups. In addition, Svetlana spoke about the responsibilities of businesses towards their clients as well as personal data protection legislation. 


Spear’s Index: 2021 Corporate Lawyers

We are proud to announce that Svetlana London, Managing Partner of CIS LONDON, has been included in the 2021 Corporate Lawyers of the Spear’s Index, Spear’s Magazine’s selection of the best Legal advisers for HNWs. Please follow the link to view Svetlana’s profile on Spear’s Index


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. 


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