Our lawyers advise prominent multinational companies investing in the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, and the other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, including those in Central Asia and the Caspian region. We provide counseling on matters relating to corporate transactions, banking, finance, energy and infrastructure projects, international sanctions, global anticorruption investigations, labor and employment, tax, intellectual property, data privacy, disputes, and investigations.

Our team features seasoned lawyers with experience throughout Russia, and we collaborate closely with lawyers in our two Kazakhstan offices (Almaty and Astana) as well as with local counsel across Russia and the rest of the Commonwealth of Independent States.


We assist global companies in their transactional, litigation, and counseling needs arising from decisions to wind down their business operations and/or investments in Russia. We also assist companies doing business in Russia with their efforts to sever ties with sanctioned entities.

We handle a variety of business and investment transactions, regulatory matters, and disputes, including major mergers and acquisitions; joint venture; private equity and sovereign wealth fund investments; financings and capital markets offerings; commercial property developments; intellectual property, data privacy, and employment law matters; compliance advisory and investigations; and commercial litigation and arbitration.