Eversheds in Russia and the CIS


Eversheds provides a complete service to our international clients operating in, or planning to enter, Russia and the CIS. You can use us as both a single point of contact for day-to-day advice and as an international pan-CIS project manager.

What we do for clients

You will enjoy a consistent and high quality of service across the region through our experience with Russian/CIS clients, our office on the ground in Moscow and our relationships with local law firms. Our project management approach, coupled with our sector-focused international specialists, will help you to achieve your commercial objectives. This has obvious advantages as regards consistent quality, cost control and saving time.

Our international team includes Russian speakers and Russian-qualified lawyers. Through in-depth knowledge, we can advise you on all aspects of doing business in Russia/CIS, covering both the legal and cultural aspects. We have specific expertise in advising international companies on the best entry strategies (company setup, JVs, acquisitions, etc) and on the subsequent implementation of this strategy.

Once your company has established its presence, Eversheds can then advise on day-to-day issues including corporate transactions, commercial contracts, immigration, tax, IP and real estate. We also offer a complete service to Russia and CIS clients wishing to develop internationally, advising them on all aspects of business law.

Our team has significant cross border transactional experience, assisting global clients entering the Russian/CIS market alone, in collaboration with local partners and by outright acquisition. We also have significant experience of Russian-related arbitration.