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CMS Hasche Sigle strengthens Moscow office with the entire Moscow team of Haarmann Hemmelrath

22/06/2006

As of 1 July 2006 CMS Hasche Sigle will be strengthening its presence in Russia. The entire team from the Moscow office of Haarmann Hemmelrath are joining the representative office of CMS Hasche Sigle GmbH in Moscow to create a 30 lawyer team.

The newly strengthened office will be the largest office of any German commercial law firm in Russia and represents German and international companies in all major commercial areas.

Dr Gerd Lenga, the head of the representative office, who with nearly 20 years' experience in Russia is one of the most experienced international lawyers in the country and on Russian law, commented:

"Joining forces with CMS Hasche Sigle and being integrated into the CMS Alliance put us in a position to meet the growing need for advice in Russia from our clients. By establishing this joint office, CMS Hasche Sigle, one of the leading German law firms has gained the resources and competence to handle major transactions on the Russian market for its clients. This is the right strategic move. We look forward to working together."

Cornelius Brandi, managing partner of CMS Hasche Sigle, commenting on the merger, said:

"The Russian market is becoming more and more important for German and other European companies. At the same time Russian companies are increasingly international have a growing need for legal advice. By strengthening our Moscow office we are making a clear statement about our goals for the future. We are looking forward to working with Dr Lenga and his experienced team."


Contact CMS Hasche Sigle:

Cornelius Brandi
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 203 60-156
E-mail: [email protected]

Dr Gerd Lenga
Tel: +7-495 7 97 90 70
E-mail: [email protected]



About CMS Hasche Sigle:

CMS Hasche Sigle is one of the leading German law firms with more than 450 lawyers. It covers the entire area of commercial law and provides legal advice to major German and international companies from a wide range of industries.

CMS Hasche Sigle operates in all the major business centres in Germany. It has offices in Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart, Chemnitz, Dresden, Brussels, Belgrade, Moscow and Prague.

CMS Hasche Sigle is a partnership of lawyers and tax consultants; for register details / list of partners see www.cms-hs.com

CMS Hasche Sigle is a member of CMS, an alliance of leading European law firms. With over 575 partners, a total of 2,000 lawyers and tax consultants and around 3,800 support staff we advise our clients on legal and tax issues in 24 countries worldwide .

Local strength, legal and tax advice tailored to the requirements of the market combined with substantial business and organisational integration form the basis for high quality international legal advice.

In addition to CMS Hasche Sigle, the following firms are also members of the CMS alliance: CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni (Italy), CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo (Spain), CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (France), CMS Cameron McKenna LLP (Great Britain), CMS DeBacker (Belgium), CMS Derks Star Busmann (the Netherlands), CMS von Erlach Henrici (Switzerland) and CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz (Austria). CMS has 57 offices in 24 countries in Western and Central Europe, North and South America, Asia and North Africa.

For further information on CMS Hasche Sigle see www.cms-hs.com and on the CMS alliance see www.cmslegal.com .