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Whether you are planning a merger as part of your growth strategy, thinking about diversifying into new sectors or looking for new funding options such as non-bank lending or through equity investment, our experts offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice. Having lawyers who think and act beyond their traditional role and seek to add value can help you secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Our international team of more than 700 corporate lawyers in over 30 countries worldwide can assist you in all aspects of corporate law and M&A, both domestically and internationally.

Whatever your size, a large publicly listed company or a small privately owned business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations. Our cross-border teams consist of experts from all practice areas and sectors such as banking, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, life sciences & healthcare, real estate and construction, hotels and leisure, technology and media. This allows us to understand your specific issues for a transaction and provide you with advice within context, saving time and money and allows us to pinpoint your real commercial issues and risks in a transaction.

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28 Oct 19
Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia 2019
09 Dec 19
Fines for breach of per­son­al data loc­al­isa­tion rules fi­nally ad­op­ted
The Pres­id­ent has signed a law* in­tro­du­cing fines for the breach of per­son­al data loc­al­isa­tion rules. The law is ef­fect­ive from 2 Decem­ber 2019. The law provides for fines ran­ging from RUB 1m (EUR...
23 October 2019
CMS ad­vises Con­stan­tia Flex­ibles on ac­quis­i­tion of...
04 Nov 19
Rus­si­an Min­istry of La­bour in­vites or­gan­isa­tions to im­ple­ment new...
The Min­istry of La­bour and So­cial Pro­tec­tion has de­veloped new re­com­mend­a­tions on com­bat­ing cor­rup­tion in or­gan­isa­tions, in­clud­ing Meas­ures to pre­vent cor­rup­tion in or­gan­isa­tions*, Re­com­mend­a­tions on...
October 2019
CMS Rus­sia strengthens its po­s­i­tions in in­ter­na­tion­al...
30 Sep 19
Rus­si­an draft law sets fines for per­son­al data breaches and in­ter­net...
On 10 Septem­ber 2019, the Rus­si­an State Duma ad­op­ted a bill* in­tro­du­cing fines for the breach of per­son­al data loc­al­isa­tion rules. The draft law went through the first of three hear­ings in the lower cham­ber...
September 2019
Health­care M&A
Get­ting The Deal Through
30 Aug 19
Rus­sia to en­force "Sov­er­eign In­ter­net" Law
On 1 Novem­ber 2019, the ma­jor­ity of the pro­vi­sions of the Sov­er­eign In­ter­net Law* will come in­to force in Rus­sia. The Law’s main goal is to cre­ate an autonom­ous sys­tem that can sup­port the op­er­a­tion...
September 2019
The Mer­ger Con­trol Re­view
Rus­sia
01 Aug 19
E-visas to be avail­able for St. Peters­burg and Len­in­grad Re­gion
From 1 Oc­to­ber 2019*, for­eign cit­izens will be able to enter Rus­sia with single-entry elec­tron­ic visas at bor­der con­trol posts loc­ated in Saint Peters­burg and the Len­in­grad Re­gion. With this type of...
September 2019
CMS Rus­sia ad­vises on the sale of the Main­Street res­id­en­tial...
31 Jul 19
M&A and GDPR: an­nounced GBP 99 m hotel chain fine high­lights due di­li­gence...
A year since the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the GDPR, de­cisions were handed down in the UK and Ger­many re­veal­ing how the reg­u­la­tion has a dir­ect im­pact on M&A trans­ac­tions. In one rul­ing, the Su­per­vis­ory Au­thor­ity...