CIS LONDON and Partners



October 2018

We are pleased to announce that for six consecutive years The Legal 500 recognises CIS London & Partners LLP as a Tier 1 Foreign Law Firm in London for Russia. The Legal 500 in their 2019 UK edition referred to our firm as follows:

CIS London & Partners LLP ‘has good strength and depth’. The London office provides specialised advice on Russian law and the laws of other CIS countries; its typical work includes M&A deals, joint ventures and multi-jurisdictional disputes. Managing partner Svetlana London is ‘a very capable lawyer who understands what Russian law advice is needed for the purposes of an English Court and provides that advice’.


We are also delighted that Svetlana has been recognised as a Leading Individual and one of our senior associates has been listed in Next Generation Lawyers category.


July 2018

We are delighted to announce that Svetlana London has been ranked in two categories of the Chambers High Net Worth 2018.

The researchers ranked her as a foreign expert in the category ‘Private Wealth Law – Russia’ in the UK:

Svetlana London is the managing partner of CIS London and has extensive experience working with Russian clients on cross-border matters. She is praised as “efficient, knowledgeable and always responsive.” “She is always connected and is ready to go an extra mile – or two – for us,” says an interviewee, adding: “I would describe her style as always thinking multiple steps ahead.”

The guide for Russia also adds:

Svetlana London … and her team work with Russian and CIS clients on cross-border private wealth matters, and the majority of the team is dual-qualified. One client says that “her strongest point is the high level of trust, accuracy and readiness to support with any requirements.”


May 2018

On the 1st of May, Svetlana London participated in the LS Institute’s workshop ‘Strategic Priorities in Law Firm Management,’ where she gave a presentation on the ‘Personal experiences of a CIS lawyer in the UK’.

LS Institute is an organisation that aims to strengthen and improve the quality of legal professions. The main focus of the educational initiative is on providing professional services for law firms and legal departments in European and CIS countries.


February 2018

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.


February 2018

We are pleased to announce that CIS London & Partners LLP is now recognised as an ICAEW Partner in Learning.

Founded in 1880, ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England in Wales) is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 150,000 chartered accountants worldwide.

This exciting opportunity means that CIS London & Partner’s legal training covers Law module of ICAEW ACA qualification.


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