On 11-14 November 2019 the Law Society hosted English Law Week in Russia: 10th Anniversary. Leading experts and lawyers from Russia and the UK gathered in St. Petersburg and Moscow to discuss the latest legal developments and trends.
Svetlana London gave a talk on "Economic Substance Requirements and Other Developments in Offshore Jurisdiction”, naming transparency among the latest trends in the sphere. Svetlana provided a detailed analysis of legal developments in the British Virgin Islands, and looked at the situation in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Guernsey and Jersey.
Svetlana London, Managing Partner of CIS London & Partners, has been invited to run a seminar on 31 October for a group of lawyers from the CIS region as part of a series of lectures on compliance control and risk management.
We are delighted to announce that The Legal 500 has recognised CIS London & Partners LLP as a Tier 1 Foreign Law Firm in London for Russia. Our firm and individual lawyers have been recommended and ranked by The Legal 500 for several years. This year Svetlana London has been named a Leading Individual and Valeria Ivasikh is listed in the Rising Stars category.
The Legal 500 entry for CIS LONDON in the 2020 UK guide reads as follows:
CIS London & Partners LLP 'provides very detailed analyses'. The London office offers specialised advice to international and domestic companies, financial institutions, small and medium-sized enterprises, and high-net-worth individuals on cross-border projects with a Russian or CIS element. Representative work includes M&As, joint ventures, multi-jurisdictional disputes, and compliance and regulatory issues. Svetlana London is the firm's managing partner and senior associate Valeria Ivasikh's practice includes IP, corporate governance and venture deals.
According to a testimonial provided in the edition,
'Svetlana London is very straightforward and her explanations are always … simple and easy to understand'.
The CIS London team is proud that our work is held in such high regard.
We are pleased to announce that Svetlana London, Managing Partner of CIS LONDON, has been ranked as a foreign expert in private wealth law for London and Russia in the Chambers High Net Worth 2019 Ranking.
According to the review released by Chambers, Svetlana London is widely praised in both the London and Russian private wealth markets for her wealth of experience advising Russian clients on a range of cross-border estate planning and tax matters:
Peers say she is a "trusted adviser" who "can provide holistic advice covering Russia and the UK," adding: "She is very efficient, she is always switched on. She is very knowledgeable, and her advice is always very thorough, well thought out and very rounded." A source notes: "Svetlana is very responsive, result-oriented and efficient. She truly cares about her clients' needs and provides excellent services."
The Russian Guide also writes:
Svetlana London focuses her practice on advising Russian and CIS clients on a full range of cross-border private wealth matters. "She is definitely visible in London among the Russian clients," note market insiders.
Following the publication of the new guide, Svetlana London thanked her referees in a Facebook post.
On 10 June Svetlana London, Managing Partner of CIS London & Partners LLP, took part in a round table, sharing her perspective on the issues encountered by Russian and CIS lawyers when working in the jurisdictions of Jersey, Cyprus and Malta. The discussion was held by Osborne Clarke.
We are pleased to announce that CIS London & Partners LLP has been added to the UK Investment Support Directory, a new online portal launched by the UK Department for International Trade, providing investors with a list of British businesses which have experience in helping overseas firms to set up or expand their operations in the UK. The new platform will allow overseas companies to find the support they need to invest across the country.
CIS LONDON believes that the portal will make it easier for investors to find the support they need, and will also help to promote the UK services sector.
On 27 February Svetlana London, Managing Partner of CIS London & Partners LLP, ran a seminar for Russian and CIS lawyers as part of a series of events on “Legal Practice Optimisation. Effective Management Models”.