What makes us unique

Magnusson’s Russia and C.I.S. practice covers a wide spectrum of legal services both in non-contentious and contentious commercial matters with respect to Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union.

Magnusson’s Moscow office, which has operated since 1994, is the flagship of our Russia and C.I.S. practice. A Moscow-based team is well-equipped to handle most sophisticated and complex tasks on the ground in Russia and the neighbouring countries.

The lawyers of the practice have represented international and domestic clients in transactions, disputes, and regulatory matters in the following areas: corporate and M&A; commercial; space; energy and infrastructure; natural resources; environment; dispute resolution; international arbitration; real estate; construction; employment; public procurement; telecommunications; intellectual property; technology; media, retail and consumers; transport; international trade including sanctions and other trade restrictions; agriculture; food manufacturing and catering industry; compliance and anti-bribery.

In addition, Magnusson’s Russia-qualified and Russian-speaking foreign lawyers work in the Firm’s European offices, including Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the Baltic States.

We have well-established professional contacts with top local lawyers in all major Russian cities and commercially significant regions, so we can serve our clients’ needs in the most effective and efficient manner, anywhere within the vast territory of Russia.

We are often used by our international clients as a hub for legal services in other C.I.S. countries, including Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, where we maintain long-term correspondent relations with major local law firms.