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Operating in Russia since 1992, CMS is one of the leading international law firms with offices in the country, recognised for its ability to provide a full scale of legal and tax services to both international and domestic companies. We have gained a first rate reputation across our expert areas, which include Banking and Finance, Commercial, Competition, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Intellectual Property, Tax and others, as confirmed by the international legal directory rankings.

French, English, German and Russian are among our teams’ working languages. Over and above linguistic skills, our lawyers enjoy a wealth of practical experience in managing multicultural situations and the specificities of the local business environment. All of this enables us to provide our clients with high-quality, business-oriented advice which combines seamlessly with CMS’ international reach. As a member of a global organisation, our Moscow office is able to tap directly into the network of CMS offices in more than 30 countries in order to expertly coordinate any projects with a cross-border dimension.

Our clients, who range from major multinationals and mid-caps to start-ups, choose us for our in-depth knowledge of both the Russian market and the economic and political players (at the federal and regional level), as well as our industry expertise (please click here for more details on our expertise in Russia).

Our advice goes beyond legal and tax aspects; it extends to providing insight into the business implications of legal decisions. We build our client relationships around clients’ operational needs, which we aim to not only address, but also to anticipate. In line with this philosophy, we are also committed to keeping our clients abreast of key Russian legal developments, in particular through our legal and tax alerts (please click here to subscribe).

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The International Desk Team

With a team of more than 50 experienced lawyers qualified in Russian, French, English and German law, CMS is not only well placed to advise clients from across the world on every aspect of their business in Russia, but also to assist Russian clients with their projects in Europe and beyond.


Tissot Dominique
Dominique Tissot
Christophe Huet
Maxim Boulba
Safaryan Hayk
Hayk Safaryan
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