CMS is an alliance of independent law and tax firms established for our clients to benefit from high quality business-focused advice in law and tax matters wherever they need it. With our 3,200 legal professionals in more than 60 offices in 35 countries worldwide, working in sector-based teams and expert in project management, our focus is on our clients and fulfilling their objectives.

CMS is a full-service 2nd most global law firm according to the Am Law 2015 Global Top 100. Our revenues totalled EUR 1,01 bn in 2015. CMS acts for the majority of the DAX 30, a large number of the FT European 500 and a number of Fortune 500 companies.

CMS has been supporting many of our clients in the rapidly developing and challenging Russian economy since 1992. We advise both international clients on every aspect of business in Russia, as well as assist Russian clients in Europe and beyond.

Our quality of service and high-level expertise are continuously recognised by multiple awards and high ranking in leading legal directories, such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Best Lawyers International and others.

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CMS wins a number of Client Choice Awards 2017 acr...
Amendments to the Law on Concession Agreements to attract investm...
The rules regulating the implementation of concession projects for the construction, reconstruction and operation of water supply and water disposal facilities (the “Water Facilities”) in Russia have been substantially amended as of 1 January 2017.
The Russia-Hong Kong Double Tax Avoidance Treaty c...
Increase in liability for personal data protection violations
Almost a year ago, the State Duma started considering a bill to amend the Russian Code on Administrative Offences relating to personal data protection violations. Despite some delays in the adoption of the bill, the newly convened State Duma resumed its consideration.
CMS expands in Latin America
Latest amendments to the PPP Law: eliminating risks and improving...
The latest amendments to the Law on Public-Private Partnership* (the “Law”) came into force on 1 January 2017. These together with other amendments adopted in 2016 which became effective earlier (the “Amendments”) are aimed at attracting investment not only.
A review of the Russian court practice on insuran...
India Budget 2017 - 2018
On 1 February, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented India’s annual Union Budget for 2017-2018 (the “Budget”) for the fiscal year beginning 1 April 2017. The central aim in this year’s Budget appears to focus on the most vulnerable with increased spending.
The amendments to the Russian Tax Code: what to ex...
The Russia-Hong Kong Double Tax Avoidance Treaty comes into force
The Double Tax Treaty between Russia and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (the “Treaty”) started to apply in Russia on 1 January 2017.
LinkedIn blocked in Russia
The CFC notifications filing due in less than two months
In 2017, Russian tax residents (both legal entities and individuals) will file notifications on their controlled foreign companies (“CFCs”) for the first time. In this context, the Federal Tax Service of Russia has recently approved the form and procedure*.