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The large, increasingly multi-national oil and gas companies active in Russia require expert advice and support on issues varying from pipeline construction and transportation to licensing and concession matters to other ‘business issues’ typical of any large commercial organisation.

Our dedicated team of oil and gas lawyers has considerable experience of working on all aspects of oil and gas matters and projects, from exploration, production, processing, refining, trading, storage, transmission, distribution and through to the point of sale, as well as disposal and acquisition of upstream and downstream assets.

In Russia we have been working for nearly 20 years and have a proven track record in advising major international and local companies such as RAO UES, Gazprom, BP, Rosneft, Shell, Baker Hughes and others on various corporate issues, including projects and project finance (involving export credit agencies), Greenfield and Brownfield investment projects, joint ventures, share and assets sales and acquisitions.

Natalia Kozyrenko who leads the team, is an acknowledged expert in the Russian subsoil law.

We advise on:

  • upstream transactions
  • licensing and permitting issues
  • concession matters
  • production sharing arrangements
  • transportation issues
  • downstream advice, including on refining and retail
  • construction and maintenance advice
  • conservation, abandonment and decommissioning
  • project finance
  • M&A including farm-ins and JOAs
  • liberalisation and unbundling
  • privatisations including setting-up and participation in auctions and tenders  

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10/06/2021
CMS Rus­sia earns a re­cord num­ber of re­cog­ni­tions by Best Law­yers 2022
Strong re­cog­ni­tion by the rank­ing 32 CMS Rus­sia ex­perts have been se­lec­ted for in­clu­sion in­to the 2022 edi­tion of the Best Law­yers rank­ing. In total, we have earned 74 re­cog­ni­tions by the rank­ing :Ant­on...
06/04/2021
Oil & gas
In this chapter of Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia, we out­line the key as­pects of the reg­u­la­tion of the oil & gas sec­tor with a spe­cif­ic fo­cus on a for­eign in­vestor’s per­spect­ive.
21/08/2020
The En­ergy Reg­u­la­tion and Mar­kets Re­view 2020
Read the Rus­si­an Chapter of the En­ergy Reg­u­la­tion and Mar­kets Re­view 2020, pre­pared by Thomas Heidemann, CMS part­ner, and Dmitry Bog­dan­ov, CMS seni­or as­so­ci­ate. The chapter provides an over­view of the...
04/06/2020
CMS Rus­sia earns 58 re­cog­ni­tions by Best Law­yers 2021
Strong re­cog­ni­tion by the rank­ing 26 CMS Rus­sia ex­perts have been se­lec­ted for in­clu­sion in­to the 2021 edi­tion of the Best Law­yers. In total, we have earned 58 re­cog­ni­tions by the rank­ing:Ant­on Bankovskiy...
13/03/2020
CMS Rus­sia keeps its strong po­s­i­tions in Cham­bers Europe 2020
Awar­ded leg­al ad­vice CMS Rus­sia has been ranked by Cham­bers Europe 2020 in the fol­low­ing cat­egor­ies:Bank­ing & Fin­ance | Band 3Com­pet­i­tion/An­ti­trust | Band 3Cor­por­ate/M&A: High-End Cap­ab­il­it­ies | Band...
26/02/2020
CMS Rus­sia ranked among top law firms in Rus­sia by Kom­mersant
Awar­ded leg­al ad­vice The na­tion­al rank­ing Kom­mersant in­cluded CMS Rus­sia in­to its rank­ing of the top law firms in Rus­sia for the first time.CMS Rus­sia was ranked across 19 cat­egor­ies: Bank­ing & Fin­ance­Com­pet­i­tion Cor­por­ate/...
14/02/2020
CMS Rus­sia ac­com­plishes strong show­ing in Cham­bers Glob­al 2020
Awar­ded leg­al ad­vice One of the lead­ing leg­al dir­ect­or­ies Cham­bers & Part­ners has pub­lished its rank­ing Cham­bers Glob­al 2020. CMS Rus­sia has been ranked in the fol­low­ing cat­egor­ies:Bank­ing & Fin­ance...
25/04/2014
CMS Cli­ent Alert | April 2014 | En­ergy
The term for sub­mis­sion by em­ploy­ers of their reasoned re­fus­als to ac­cede to the In­dus­tri­al Agree­ment for the years 2014 – 2016 for oil and gas sec­tor com­pan­ies and their ser­vice pro­viders in the Rus­si­an...
25/04/2014
Leg­al im­plic­a­tions of the In­dus­tri­al Agree­ment for oil and gas sec­tor com­pan­ies...
The term for sub­mis­sion by em­ploy­ers of their reasoned re­fus­als to ac­cede to the In­dus­tri­al Agree­ment for the years 2014 – 2016 for oil and gas sec­tor com­pan­ies and their ser­vice pro­viders in the Rus­si­an...
23/03/2010
Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia
This is the 2021 edi­tion of the CMS Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia guide.